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Birmingham Post Business Awards 2014: Firms urged to apply as deadline looms

The deadline for entries to the region’s premier celebration of business is September 26 – so time is running out

New regulations set West Midlands firms back £71m

Compliance with new regulations will cost the 99,000 small and medium-sized employers in the region an extra £725 per company next year, new research suggests

Giant consultation on future of Birmingham retail strategy begins

Shoppers in Birmingham's Bullring centre
A six-week consultation has been launched over a new retail strategy to cope with massive change.

Backlash over £90m for Midland incinerator - which hasn't been built yet

Margaret Hodge
The enormous waste of money has been condemned by a Commons inquiry which described the arrangements as “appalling”

Lasan group to open in Colmore Row venture

Lasan chef director Aktar Islam and property developer Anthony McCourt outside 130 Colmore Row where Lasan is opening a new venture
Team behind the award-winning restaurant are preparing to launch their latest venture in the heart of the city's business district

Business In Pictures

Margaret Hodge

Backlash over £90m for Midland incinerator - which hasn't been built yet

The enormous waste of money has been condemned by a Commons inquiry which described the arrangements as “appalling”

Birmingham Pride chairman Lawrence Barton, who owns the Nightingale Club, among other Southside venues

Birmingham firm GB Training secures £1.4m apprenticeships deal

GB Training says the one-year contract with the Skills Funding Agency is one of the largest single contracts it has secured in recent years

99p Stores appoints Harris Lamb for Midlands expansion drive

David Walton, Harris Lamb
Birmingham planning consultancy will lead the hunt for new sites across the region and north of England
David Bailey

David Bailey: Europe's car market continues to edge upwards as Eurozone stagnates

Europe's auto industry has been badly damaged by the ongoing fallout from the global financial crisis and credit crunch.

Trevor Law: Invest without emotion for cold, hard cash

General business
For many years academics studying stock markets have been trying to persuade investors that markets are efficient.
MG's latest MG3 personalisation design concept

MG's newest designer showcases talents at London Design Week

An MG3 concept display car, featuring a trio of new graphics created by designer Louise Thorburn, was on show at Superbrands

Andrew Hattersley of Westgate Group, Andrew Wynne (FBC Manby Bowdler), and Darren Gould also of Westgate Group

Lawyers at FBC Manby Bowdler advise Westgate on move

The move, which was prompted by the firm’s growth, was advised chiefly by Wolverhampton based solicitor Andrew Wynne

The City of Colours festival will make a second outing next year and expand from one day to two

City of Colours street art festival set to double next year

Organiser Becci Wright to host street art festival over two days due to visitor demand for expansion of the event in Digbeth

Charlie Robinson, investment director, YFM Equity Partners

Investment director will head YFM Equity Partners' new Birmingham office

Charlie Robinson’s appointment comes at a buoyant time for YFM Equity Partners and follows the recruitment of former 3i portfolio director Eamon Nolan

Videos & Photos

The roof at New Street Station has been completed

New Street Station: new images show completed roof work

The City of Colours festival will make a second outing next year and expand from one day to two

City of Colours street art festival set to double next year

Pictures: Inside Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works

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