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Lara Ratnaraja, freelance creative industries consultant; Dave Peebles, The Custard Factory; Chris Bryant, MP and John Kampfner, Creative Industries Federation

Chris Bryant MP outlines Labour's arts and culture pledges during Fazeley Studios speech

“I cannot stand before you today and promise the same doubling and trebling of budgets because we live in a different world at the moment.”

Aston Martin launches DBX Concept at Geneva Motor Show

Warwickshire manufacturer says it is aiming to redefine the luxury GT segment with this all-electric car

Flights from China to Birmingham across the summer announced

Birmingham International Airport
Flights from Beijing will bring thousands of Chinese tourists to the region, as Birmingham Airport uses Shakespeare to promote itself in the Far East

Beorma Quarter takes shape ahead of summer opening

New image of the Beorma Quarter shows Adagio Hotel taking shape on the left and former Digbeth Cold Storage building
New images show progress on Hotel Adagio as contractor BAM wins national recognition from Considerate Constructors Scheme

Office plan for prime Newhall Street building

New retail space will be created as part of a redevelopment of the building above independent café Yorks

Business In Pictures

CGI of the planned new façade on Phoenix House

Office plan for prime Newhall Street building

New retail space will be created as part of a redevelopment of the building above independent café Yorks

Emma Shipp, managing partner at SGH Martineau

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in merger talks

A combined firm would employ around 900 staff, including 150 partners, and see a fee income of more than £75 million

Goodfish acquires Powell & Harber thanks to Finance Birmingham funding deal

Ian Fairclough (Finance Birmingham), Nigel Tipple (Goodfish), Greg McDonald (Goodfish)
Based in Cannock, Goodfish employs 30 people and has clients in markets including the USA, Ireland, Portugal, Hungary and Poland as well as the UK
David Bailey

Coventry Gateway decision may see jobs lost to other regions

The Communities and local Government Secretary Eric Pickles recently turned down the proposed 'Coventry Gateway' scheme.

Learning to execute strategy that works

General business
Orthodoxy suggests that strategy can be reduced to 'standard' components which any student, of organisational leader, simply has to understand and, depending on the circumstances, apply.
Peter Gray, manufacturing manager at Land Rover's Solihull plant, Al Sutton, co-founder of Troop Aid and Invictus athlete Clive Smith, a double amputee and Troop Aid beneficiary

Land Rover donates Defender to Troop Aid charity

The Defender, which is now in its final year of production, will help transport equipment and basic necessities for soldiers arriving at UK MOD hospital units, including the Queen Elizabeth in Birmingham

Birmingham legal advisor Anwar Khattak, who has been awarded a British Empire Medal

Anwar Khattak awarded British Empire Medal

Mr Khattak, aged 31, is the figure behind Birmingham Youth Sport Academy (BYSA), a voluntary-run organisation promoting football in a bid to keep underprivileged children occupied in more worthwhile pursuits

Lara Ratnaraja, freelance creative industries consultant; Dave Peebles, The Custard Factory; Chris Bryant, MP and John Kampfner, Creative Industries Federation

Chris Bryant MP outlines Labour's arts and culture pledges during Fazeley Studios speech

MPs tells delegates he cannot promise the same doubling and trebling of budgets because society lives in a different world at the moment

Personal finance changes are more revolution than evolution

Peter Sharkey assess some of the key issues affecting the sector in 2015 ahead of the Birmingham Post's first 'Quarterly Personal Finance Report' supplement

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Lara Ratnaraja, freelance creative industries consultant; Dave Peebles, The Custard Factory; Chris Bryant, MP and John Kampfner, Creative Industries Federation

Chris Bryant MP outlines Labour's arts and culture pledges during Fazeley Studios speech

New image of the Beorma Quarter shows Adagio Hotel taking shape on the left and former Digbeth Cold Storage building

Beorma Quarter takes shape ahead of summer opening

Aston Martin has launched its new DBX Concept car

Aston Martin launches DBX Concept at Geneva Motor Show

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