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The University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham spinout Abingdon Health agrees £2.1m takeover

Abingdon, which span out of the University of Birmingham, has taken over Serascience in a deal funded by current shareholders

CBI Pulling Together report calls for action to revitalise supply chains

Supply chain giant GKN Driveline.
The report, Pulling Together, recommends ways to kick-start the UK’s supply chains, and solutions to reinvigorate Britain’s industrial strategy

Court Collaboration recruits Ivan Woodward as projects director

Director will oversee development of former Snobs building and 130 Colmore Row, where Lasan is setting up a new venture

Khalid Mahmood joins EEF apprentice graduation

Khalid Mahmood, MP, with James Attebery, EEFs Apprentice of the Year
In total, 40 apprentices aged between 17 and 25 received certificates and awards

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co advise LDC on Eley Group buyout

Eley Group makes .22LR rounds for the target shooting market which are used by Olympic-standard athletes at all major tournaments
Midlands manufacturer Eley Group makes .22LR rounds for the target shooting market which are used by Olympic-standard athletes at all major tournaments

Business In Pictures

Court Collaboration recruits Ivan Woodward as projects director

Director will oversee development of former Snobs building and 130 Colmore Row, where Lasan is setting up a new venture

St Andrew's

Birmingham City mystery deepens as Yang Yuezhou takes large stake

Chinese entrepreneur now has 27.37 per cent share of Blues by sealing a convertible bond deal which wiped out loans

Green light to borrow £12m for affordable homes boost

City council is one of three in the region and 22 nationally to receive funding boost to kick-start housing developments across Birmingham
The shell of the last Austin mini pulled from Longbridge.

Steven McCabe: Innovate or die - but will our bosses take the risk or spend the cash?

Longbridge car production factory Rover Cars, learnt the lesson that constant improvement and innovation is not optional if you want to keep your customers happy.

Jon Griffin: Mondelez International takeover turns into a bitter pill for Cadbury

Cadbury in Bournville
Cadbury Bournville workers have told to 'change behaviour and attitude' or leave the business

Beverley Nielsen: Is redesigning manufacturing in the UK plausible or a pipedream?

Manufacturing is not appreciated in terms of the talent we need to recruit or the context we use in discussing it.

Jon Croxford, who has been promoted to the role of partner at Meridian Private Client

ABS move sees non-lawyer appointed as partner at Meridian Private Client

Chartered tax adviser Jon Croxford, who joined Meridian in June as a director, is a specialist in personal tax planning

Steve Rainbow

More Canals Than Venice film about Birmingham shortlisted for Royal Television Society Award

It covers everything from the invention of plastic to lawn tennis and the Industrial Revolution to the founding of the Football League

Jeremy McGinn, managing director of Jeremy McGinn and Co , Mark Corfield, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and Nick Archer, financial director at Jeremy McGinn and Co

Lloyds back Jeremy McGinn and Co Redditch move

Jeremy McGinn and Co has relocated to The Old Church, a converted church building in Alcester Street a short distance from its original headquarters on Church Green East

Videos & Photos

Plans for 1,000 Birmingham city centre homes at Exchange Square

The interior of the Red Lion pub on Soho Road, Handsworth. The pictures were taken by former Birmingham City Council Cabinet member for Leisure, Sport and Culture, Martin Mullaney, in 1995.

Red Lion pub owner: we have looked after up-for-sale architectural gem

The Library of Birmingham

RIBA Stirling Prize: Library of Birmingham misses out on award

In This Week's Paper

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