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HS2 College: Skills boost welcomed with 2,000 apprentices to be trained

The college, which will train rail engineers of the future, will be spread across Birmingham Science Park and Doncaster’s Lakeside Campus

Major Birmingham property portfolio the Great Charles Street Estate put up for sale

The estate on Great Charles Street, over the road from the Paradise Circus development, has been put on the market for offers of more than £20 million

Victoria snaps up rival carpet manufacturer in £12 million deal

Victoria Carpets in Kidderminster which has acquired Abingdon Flooring in a £12m deal
Worcestershire firm continues upward trend after returning to the black earlier this year

Birmingham and Doncaster chosen for HS2 College

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line
Birmingham’s Science Park and Doncaster’s Lakeside Campus will be the hubs for the college, which is due to open in 2017

Restaurant plans for former Midland Bank building

The former Midland Bank headquarters at 33 Bennetts Hill which could house a new restaurant or bar
Real Estate Investors lodges application to covert offices into restaurant or bar following £1.5m acquisition in April

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Major Birmingham property portfolio the Great Charles Street Estate put up for sale

The estate on Great Charles Street, over the road from the Paradise Circus development, has been put on the market for offers of more than £20 million

Victoria Carpets in Kidderminster which has acquired Abingdon Flooring in a £12m deal

Victoria snaps up rival carpet manufacturer in £12 million deal

Worcestershire firm continues upward trend after returning to the black earlier this year

West Midlands manufacturers urged to access £4.5m offshore wind fund

GROW:OffshoreWind programme is offering grants to small and large companies looking to grow at home and overseas
David Bailey

UK-based sports car manufacturer Lotus hits bumps in the road again

UK-based sports car manufacturer Lotus has just announced that it will cut around a quarter of its workforce in a desperate attempt to cut costs.

Jon Griffin: Jobs are being sacrificed at the altar of new technology

The University of Birmingham's Boris the Robot, unveiled this month
Steve Wozniak: I do fear for the future with computers becoming more and more like real people. Already jobs are being replaced with more machinery and kiosks - I do sometimes worry about losing jobs.
Victoria Carpets in Kidderminster which has acquired Abingdon Flooring in a £12m deal

Victoria snaps up rival carpet manufacturer in £12 million deal

Worcestershire firm continues upward trend after returning to the black earlier this year

Ramby De Mello of No5 Chambers

No5 Chambers barrister backs Birmingham Central Mosque call for release of hostage Alan Henning

The city mosque has made a plea to ISIS extremists to release Mr Henning and any other individuals held captive in Syria

England cricketer Chris Woakes and pupils from Victoria Specialist Arts College with the new Lord's Taverners minibus

Investec Wealth & Investment co-funds Lord’s Taverners minibus for Victoria Specialist Arts College

Following England’s international summer of cricket against India, T20 hero Chris Woakes unveiled the accessible minibus at Edgbaston Cricket Ground

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Major Birmingham property portfolio the Great Charles Street Estate put up for sale

Michael Buble on stage in concert at the NIA in March

Michael Bublé to perform as NIA renamed the Barclaycard Arena

Birmingham Post Business Awards

Deadline extended for Birmingham Post Business Awards 2014

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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