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Business Secretary Sajid Javid has vowed to champion the 'Midlands Engine'

Business Secretary Sajid Javid vows to champion 'Midlands Engine'

Cabinet member and Bromsgrove MP says he plans to harness his power in Whitehall to push the region to greater growth

CircleHealth's private hospital plan for Pebble Mill site

Entrance view of completed hospital
Healthcare company eyes 'plot 5' of former BBC site which is set to become hub of medical and life sciences in the city

Gateley and Smith Cooper advise Ensco 1127 on Sayegh Orthodontics acquisition

Chris Reed, partner at Gateley
Ensco 1127 has been formed by brothers and orthodontist practitioners, Jasbir and Saranjit Nandhra, and orthodontist specialist and owner of Scottish Orthodontics, Samir Sayegh

Innovation Birmingham recruits six more companies to business programme

Sextet will undergo mentoring and support sessions as part of initiative aimed at growing tech companies

Balti survival battle as inferior pans put Birmingham's classic cuisine at risk

Connoisseurs say balti owes much to the original cast-iron or thin pressed steel pot designs which were first supplied by Smethwick firm Pressform

Business In Pictures

Entrance view of completed hospital

CircleHealth's private hospital plan for Pebble Mill site

Healthcare company eyes 'plot 5' of former BBC site which is set to become hub of medical and life sciences in the city

Stephen Prosser, St Modwen

Record-breaking results for St Modwen

Property and regeneration group enjoys major increase in profit and revenue as it continues to believe in the regional marketplace

New recruits bolster Top Banana

New faces at Top Banana (from left): Head of marketing communications Rebecca Jeavons, head of venues Sam Dyus, office manager Liza Carrington, junior motion graphics designer Ed Waldron and account executive Jessica Bond
Black Country event and communication agency add six new faces to team including first ever head of marketing communications
Climate change

Finally we see wood for the trees in action on climate change

According to UN scientists, deforestation accounts for 10% of global GHG emissions, and is a particular issue in developing countries where land degradation for development, and so-called "slash and burn agriculture", is on the rise.

Business in the Community is good for business

General business
The approach adopted by BitC takes corporate social responsibility to the next level, with a simple desire to tackle a range of issues by mobilising businesses to help leverage their skills to deliver real results for others.
The two millionth Land Rover Defender takes shape on the Solihull production line

UK automotive sector hits an all-time high

Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed turnover reached a new historic high in 2014 following a 6.6 per cent increase since 2013

Chris Reed, partner at Gateley

Gateley and Smith Cooper advise Ensco 1127 on Sayegh Orthodontics acquisition

Ensco 1127 has been formed by brothers and orthodontist practitioners, Jasbir and Saranjit Nandhra, and orthodontist specialist and owner of Scottish Orthodontics, Samir Sayegh

Innovation Birmingham recruits six more companies to business programme

Sextet will undergo mentoring and support sessions as part of initiative aimed at growing tech companies

Matt Adam of Park Lane Fencing, Jason Sheward, director of Park Lane Fencing and Nigel Arnold, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

Park Lane Fencing makes Small Heath move with Lloyds Bank's backing

After securing the financial package Park Lane Fencing vacated its previous 3,000 sq ft base in Hall Green, and moved into a 10,000 sq ft warehouse and office development on Armoury Road in Small Heath

Videos & Photos

Entrance view of completed hospital

CircleHealth's private hospital plan for Pebble Mill site

A move by traders from the Birmingham Wholesale Markets site is a step closer

Birmingham Wholesale Markets vision a step nearer

Peter Salmon, director of BBC England

BBC chief Peter Salmon outlines expansion plans - for the North

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