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Manufacturing in the West Midlands

Up to 143 jobs axed as Sandvik closes Midland plant

Engineering giant Sandvik Machining Solutions plans to shut its Featherstone plant and move production out of the UK

Chinese car-maker Changan in advanced talks over Birmingham base

A dancer performs near the CS75 from Chinese car maker Changan at the China Auto show held in Beijing, China, Sunday, April 20, 2014
Changan, one of the largest car-makers in the Far East, is in negotiations over setting up a research and development operation at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston

Eastside plans for HS2 college and Unite centre

Birmingham City University, next to Millennium Point in Eastside
A college for apprentices and a training centre for trade union Unite could provide another boost to Birmingham's Eastside area

MG sales soar with launch of new supermini

The MG3 supermini
Small car has helped to spur the Birmingham car-maker to record sales growth

Key Capital Partners backs Alliance management buyout

School meal provider Alliance in Partnership has undergone a £11 million management buyout backed by Key Capital Partners
Black Country school meal provider looks to next step of growth following MBO

Business In Pictures

Holiday Inn Bromsgrove

Holiday Inn hotel bought from administrators

Worcestershire site acquired by Kew Green Hotels for circa £4 million to expand its footprint in the West Midlands

School meal provider Alliance in Partnership has undergone a £11 million management buyout backed by Key Capital Partners

Key Capital Partners backs Alliance management buyout

Black Country school meal provider looks to next step of growth following MBO

VAT hits Spirit Pub Company as sales top £400m

Burton pub chain operator says investment in estate and staff is behind growth
US president Barack Obama

Goodbye Mondeo man, hello microtargeting

I don’t pretend fully to understand micro-targeting, but I do get, and somewhat resent, its democratic implications. First, though, as Mike Yarwood’s Max Bygraves would say: I wanna tell you a story

If London Live doesn’t work, what hope for City TV?

Watching television
The business model revealed by local TV operator City TV just never seemed to stack up
A dancer performs near the CS75 from Chinese car maker Changan at the China Auto show held in Beijing, China, Sunday, April 20, 2014

Chinese car-maker Changan in advanced talks over Birmingham base

Changan, one of the largest car-makers in the Far East, is in negotiations over setting up a research and development operation at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston

Commercial partner at mfg Solicitors Sarah Astbury (centre) with new recruits Samantha Paxton (left) and Janet Humphries

New recruits boost commercial team at mfg Solicitors

West Midlands law firm appoints property and corporate specialists

Locke director Steven Knight shares his vision for a more creative Birmingham

Tom Hardy – “the best young actor Britain has got” – is the star of his new film, Locke, about a man undergoing a personal and professional crisis while driving from Birmingham to London

The new Birmingham-based team at stockbroker and wealth management firm Walker Crips: (back from left) Peter Thompson, Clive Duckitt, Jonathan Brown and Roger Shepherd, (front from left) Kathryn Duffy, Barbara Twyford and Jenny Lomas

Walker Crips launches new Birmingham office

Stockbroker and wealth management firm launches Colmore Row base as part of plan to target regional expansion

Videos & Photos

Locke director Steven Knight shares his vision for a more creative Birmingham

Tracey Allsopp, Allsopp & Co; Mary Kaye, SGH Martineau; Martin Allsopp, Allsopp & Co.

Firm's St Patrick's Day festivities

Emily and Jim Smith.

Tennis clubs enjoy awards ceremony

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