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EE agrees £2.5 million Phones4u rescue deal

Network which pulled out of supplying Phones4u will acquire 58 shops and more than 350 staff from troubled Staffordshire retailer

Central Fire Station developer praise for response to 'tombstone' criticism

Plans for the redevelopment of Birmingham's former Central Fire Station
Watkins Jones is converting the 1930s former fire station at Lancaster Circus into student accommodation and initially wanted to put a 26 storey tower block in the listed building’s internal courtyard

European artists and regeneration experts to light up Longbridge

Lotus Dome artwork by Studio Roosegaarde
For nearly a century the area was dominated by one of the largest car factories in the world until the devastating collapse of MG Rover in 2005

Harris Lamb appoints new surveyor in Birmingham

Kirstie Loakes has joined Harris Lamb
Kirstie Loakes joins the business from Jones Lang LaSalle and has previous experience with DTZ and GVA

Birmingham defence firm McGeoch Technology still fighting fit after nearly 200 years' service

The McGeoch Technology shop floor in Birmingham in 1945
Birmingham defence company McGeoch Technology, which can trace its history back almost 200 years, has won a string of lucrative deals.

Business In Pictures

Plans for the redevelopment of Birmingham's former Central Fire Station

Central Fire Station developer praise for response to 'tombstone' criticism

Watkins Jones is converting the 1930s former fire station at Lancaster Circus into student accommodation and initially wanted to put a 26-storey tower block in the listed building’s internal courtyard

EE agrees £2.5 million Phones4u rescue deal

Network which pulled out of supplying Phones4u will acquire 58 shops and more than 350 staff from troubled Staffordshire retailer

Hundreds of Staffordshire jobs axed after Phones 4u collapse

Administrator PwC has made 628 redundancies among head office and telesales staff at Phones 4u's Newcastle-under-Lyme offices
David Bailey

David Bailey: Europe's car market continues to edge upwards as Eurozone stagnates

Europe's auto industry has been badly damaged by the ongoing fallout from the global financial crisis and credit crunch.

Trevor Law: Invest without emotion for cold, hard cash

General business
For many years academics studying stock markets have been trying to persuade investors that markets are efficient.
The McGeoch Technology shop floor in Birmingham in 1945

Birmingham defence firm McGeoch Technology still fighting fit after nearly 200 years' service

Birmingham defence company McGeoch Technology, which can trace its history back almost 200 years, has won a string of lucrative deals.

Martyn Morgan, Stuart Thomas, Mark Hodgson, Louise Jones, Gill Bowskill, James Gwilliams, Andrew Wakeman, Peter Hill, Peter Adkins and Mary Mocklow of QualitySolicitors Talbots

Award for QualitySolicitors Talbots' director

Mary Mocklow of QualitySolicitors Talbots picked up the award at the network’s Annual Conference and Awards 2014

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Picture: Michael Bulbenko

Apple founder Steve Wozniak: Entrepreneurs are leading the way in digital age

Man who built the first Macintosh computer in a garage alongside friend Steve Jobs, is appearing at the National Entrepreneurs Convention, at the ICC

Ross Northall, Suk Aulak (both Chantrey Vellacott) and Mark Berrisford-Smith (HSBC) at the last economic update event held by Chantrey Vellacott

HSBC economist to address Chantrey Vellacott event

Mark Berrisford-Smith, head of economics, UK commercial banking at HSBC Bank, will be giving an overview on the UK economy, including his thoughts on interest rates, housing, the strength of the pound and his economic predictions for the next five years

Videos & Photos

Plasterer Paschal Morrissey from Solihull with the new wall of faces, a well known feature of the old Snobs

Snobs: An exclusive look at the new home of Birmingham's oldest nightclub

An early impression of the new New Street Station shows the Pallasades shopping centre as part of the plans

20 artists' impressions of New Street Station reveal how £600m project has evolved

The roof at New Street Station has been completed

New Street Station: new images show completed roof work

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Journalists

Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor