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£300m Covpress China factory is blueprint for future - Lord Whitby

A West Midlands trade delegation is in China forging links and laying the groundwork for greater co-operation with the economic powerhouse. Business writer Jon Griffin reports from Dongying

Fired Apprentice candidate Jemma Bird vows to prove Lord Sugar wrong

Jemma Bird, one of this year's candidates on BBC programme The Apprentice
A self-confessed workaholic, Ms Bird says she works seven days a week

Lloyds funding deal enables West Midlands Hire & Haulage to expand vehicle fleet

Lauro Rodi, Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance, Roy Langford, West Midlands Hire & Haulage and Philip Hyde, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking
Through the financial package provided by Lloyds Bank, the firm’s owner, JB Langford and Co, has invested in several modern vehicles

Works starts on Harrison Drape regeneration

Harrison Drape in Digbeth is being regenerated as an apartment complex updated
Former curtain factory in Digbeth is being brought back to life as an apartment complex which is due to finished by the end of 2016

£45m boost to region in latest Growth Deals

Birmingham, Black Country and Solihull all benefit in latest round of funding from government scheme to boost infrastructure, education and housing

Business In Pictures

Harrison Drape in Digbeth is being regenerated as an apartment complex updated

Pictures: Work starts on Harrison Drape regeneration

Former curtain factory in Digbeth is being brought back to life as an apartment complex which is due to finished by the end of 2016

Birmingham is set to benefit from a new regeneration pot backed by Legal & General

Greater Birmingham boost as Legal & General launches £15bn regen vehicle

Region is poised to tap into new cash pot which will benefit projects such as housing and infrastructure

Second deal for Mercia Technologies since AIM float

Mark Payton, chief executive of Mercia Technologies
Warwickshire tech investor makes another investment after raising £70m from initial public offering
Cadbury factory in Bournville

Cadbury progress under Mondelez should give other Midlands firms confidence

The region’s other manufacturing businesses should take note and encouragement from what Cadbury's American parent company is achieving.

The Greek election - what are the repercussions?

Supporters of Alexis Tsipras, leader of Syriza, gather during a rally outside Athens University Headquarters following its victory in the Greek election
The victory by anti-austerity party Syriza will see Alexis Tsipras lead Syriza on the promise it will renegotiate the terms of the bailout Greece has received

£300m Covpress China factory is blueprint for future - Lord Whitby

A West Midlands trade delegation is in China forging links and laying the groundwork for greater co-operation with the economic powerhouse. Business writer Jon Griffin reports from Dongying

Lauro Rodi, Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance, Roy Langford, West Midlands Hire & Haulage and Philip Hyde, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

Lloyds funding deal enables West Midlands Hire & Haulage to expand vehicle fleet

Through the financial package provided by Lloyds Bank, the firm’s owner, JB Langford and Co, has invested in several modern vehicles

Videos & Photos

Jodie Cook, founder of JC Social Media, will be among the guest speakers at Rethink Media 2015

Former Google director and BYPY winner to speak at RethinkMedia 2015

Harrison Drape in Digbeth is being regenerated as an apartment complex updated

Pictures: Work starts on Harrison Drape regeneration

Cadbury factory in Bournville

Cadbury progress under Mondelez should give other Midlands firms confidence

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