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Lucan Gray and Richard Northall of Rock & Co at Fazeley Studios

Rocks & Co moves to Birmingham with new Digbeth studio

The biggest e-commerce jewellery company in Europe, which has broadcast to 19.5 million viewers in the past seven years, is moving to Fazeley Studios 

Former Dragon Hilary Devey puts £2.2m Rangemore Hall up for sale

The Edward VII Wing of Rangemore Hall in Dunstall Road, Rangemore, Staffordshire.
A home fit for a Dragon... Former BBC Dragons' Den star Hilary Devey liked this £2.2m residence so much she bought it

Plan for glass conference centres on Fort Dunlop roof

A CGI of plans for new glass conference centres on the roof of Fort Dunlop exclusive
Proposals also include new meeting areas and landscaping on its roof, as well as creating multi-storey parking and shaking up a shopping parade

West Midlands PFI projects set taxpayers back £12.7bn

University Hospital in Coventry was the region's biggest PFI project
Schemes such as Building Schools for the Future and Queen Elizabeth and Walsgrave hospitals have racked up a gigantic bill for the region

Hidden Spaces: Subterranean Birmingham - exploring the world beneath our feet

Sealed-off section of railway tunnel beneath Old Square
We've carved beneath the city an invisible network of service tunnels, subways, crypts, catacombs, bomb shelters, cellars, mine shafts, railway lines and roads, writes Ben Waddington

Business In Pictures

CGI of the Left Bank development looking across Broad Street with Big Bite on the left

Left Bank scheme for hotel and apartments on Broad Street gets go-ahead

Permission granted for 22-storey apartment block next to 18-storey hotel despite concerns about noise levels

Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau

Law firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau will merge in June

The new firm, which will have a combined turnover of £75 million and employ 900 people, will be known as Shakespeare Martineau

City of Colours festival launches Kickstarter campaign

Birmingham street art by Gent48
Team behind popular street art event is hoping to raise £15,000 to put towards running costs of festival in Digbeth which last year attracted 9,000 people
A welder at work

Inequality and how to solve the UK's productivity puzzle

Experience in the West Midlands demonstrates that the loss of manufacturing reduces wealth and opportunity.

Why the little guys were always a reliable choice for romantics

Reliant 21E Supervan 700cc
The Reliant Motor Company and its three-wheelers were once proud standard-bearers for the mobility aspirations of generations of drivers who were determined to cast off post-war austerity in pursuit of new freedoms.
Raj Rana, founder of Itihaas Restaurant

Itihaas creates own craft beer with Lion Heart brewery

Raj Rana, managing director of Itihaas Group, joined forces with the Lion Heart brewery in Coventry, and the partnership has resulted in Sambha IPA

Rupert Hawke, new managing director at Cartwright King

Merger sees Cartwright King establish North West presence

The deal, which takes effect from July 1, sees Cartwright King add offices in Manchester and Bolton

Lucan Gray and Richard Northall of Rock & Co at Fazeley Studios

Rocks & Co moves to Birmingham with new Digbeth studio

The biggest e-commerce jewellery company in Europe, which has broadcast to 19.5 million viewers in the past seven years, is moving to Fazeley Studios 

Andy Currie, managing partner at Catalyst Corporate Finance

Catalyst Corporate Finance advises Shimtech Industries Group shareholders on £144 million sale

Shimtech is a specialist supplier of high-performance composite structures, assemblies and precision-engineered details to the global aerospace industry

Videos & Photos

Lucan Gray and Richard Northall of Rock & Co at Fazeley Studios

Rocks & Co moves to Birmingham with new Digbeth studio

A CGI of plans for new glass conference centres on the roof of Fort Dunlop exclusive

Plan for glass conference centres on Fort Dunlop roof

Sealed-off section of railway tunnel beneath Old Square

Hidden Spaces: Subterranean Birmingham - exploring the world beneath our feet

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