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Michele Wilby, BID executive director of the Colmore Business District

Birmingham 'shoppers' tax' is scrapped - for now

Birmingham City Council charge for business improvement districts would hit high streets, say Tories

Fort Dunlop-based communications company wins second national award in a year

Voice Mobile is based at Fort Dunlop
Voice Mobile has won best ‘B2B Dealer’ at the 2015 Mobile News Awards

Reshoring deal sees turnover soar for One-LUX

MAS business growth manager Jas Bahra with One-LUX founder Glynnis Murray
One-LUX, which designs, assembles and supplies LED lighting control solutions, is set to break the £5 million turnover barrier for the first time this year

HSBC banks on Birmingham as 'entrepreneurial capital of Britain'

From left: Neil Rami of Marketing Birmingham, Antonio Simoes and Alan Keir of HSBC and Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore exclusive
In an exclusive interview, HSBC Bank chief executive  Alan Keir tells the Post of his ambitions for the company's new base in the city

£250m price tag for Grand Central

CGI of inside the New Street Station development
Property consultancy DTZ appointed to market Birmingham's new shopping centre as city council looks to slash debt further

Business In Pictures

Louise Brooke-Smith

RICS president Louise Brooke-Smith named Outstanding Woman in Construction

Ms Brooke-Smith is currently the global president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) – the first person from the West Midlands to hold the post in its 147-year history

Halfords recruits new chief from McDonald's

Jill McDonald, current UK chief executive of the fast food chain, will replace Matt Davies in May

Record profit for Real Estate Investors

Paul Bassi
Birmingham property group reports another positive year after string of deals boosts rental income
A scene from 1984 by George Orwell featuring the ensemble cast.

Thought police of Bournville leave a bad taste in the mouth

Cadbury has sent a document to Cadbury workers with a list of regulations on appropriate behaviour in modern-day Bournville.

Jaguar Land Rover to double the size of operations at Whitely HQ

Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) yesterday announced plans to double the size of its operations at its headquarters at Whitely in Coventry.
Business secretary Vince Cable in a driverless car at the Nuneaton base of motor industry research body MIRA last year.

Driverless cars an 'opportunity to be grasped' by Midlands automotive sector

In a report commissioned by the Society of Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) automotive experts at KPMG have predicted driverless or ‘connected’ cars will have a massive impact on UK manufacturing and society as a whole

Barker Brettell patent partner Jenny Atkinson

Barker Brettell secures place on patent panel for University of Oxford's Isis Innovation

The appointment follows a competitive tender process launched late last year by Isis Innovation – the research and technology commercialisation arm of the University of Oxford

Designs by Tibor Reich

Tibor Reich textile designs to go on display at city university

Exhibition of Reich textile designs at Birmingham City University celebrates long relationship between Reich family and the Midlands

Graham Drew, managing director of Secure Trust Bank Asset Finance

Graham Drew to oversee Secure Trust Bank's asset finance arm

Graham Drew, who has been appointed as managing director, is joined by Arthur Burton, who has been appointed risk director for asset finance

Videos & Photos

Business secretary Vince Cable in a driverless car at the Nuneaton base of motor industry research body MIRA last year.

Driverless cars an 'opportunity to be grasped' by Midlands automotive sector

The Mailbox in Birmingham city centre, home of the BBC in Birmingham

Redeveloped Mailbox to open in phases over summer period

The new Jaguar XF crossing the River Thames by Canary Wharf in London by high-wire to promote the launch of the car

Revealed: How Jaguar Land Rover now supports more than 250,000 UK workers

In This Week's Paper

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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