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MG Rover workers at Longbridge in 2005

Former MG Rover bosses to share £6m payout

Phoenix Four and ex-chief executive in line for bumper pay day following deal with liquidator

Cadbury Bournville can't return to 'days of women in hair nets'

Women working on a production line at Cadbury's in 1966.
Cadbury workers must accept owner Mondelez International's modern practices 'ultimatum' to survive, claims MP Steve McCabe.

Head teacher of failing Birmingham school vows to turn it around this year

West Heath Primary School headteacher Michelle Hooper
Michelle Hooper, head teacher of failing West Heath Primary school, in Birmingham, vows to turn it around by the end of the year.

BBC TV presenter backs business campaign hoping to give ex-convicts a chance

Former offender and ex BBC reporter Ashley Blake.
Fallen BBC television presenter Ashley Blake has backed calls for employers to give ex-convicts a chance amid a national debate over jobs for offenders.

Ten-year MG Rover pension delay finally resolved with £8m payout

Saga branded an 'impenetrable mess' by MP will see 95 former Longbridge staff receive additional money following 2005 collapse

Business In Pictures

Historic Red Lion pub fails to sell at auction

Owner Raj Lal remains upbeat despite lack of buyers saying viewings are still taking pace

Clevercherry created a branding campaign for Geoff Thomas (front) and John Salako who are cycling from London to Paris for Cure Leukaemia

Clevercherry rides high with Cure Leukaemia and Geoff Thomas cycling mission

Jewellery Quarter creative agency creates campaign for former footballer who is riding from London to Paris next summer to raise millions for charity

Powell Williams delivers Eleven Brindleyplace refurb

Reception area of Eleven Brindleyplace
Consultancy designs new look following recent sale of award-winning Birmingham office building
Sainsbury's

Supermarket giants have only themselves to blame for decline

Retail giants Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Asda have forgotten what made them successful in the first place, and are ignoring the needs of the customer.

Birmingham bids to shed 'Cloak of Invisibility' in moves to Combined Authority

Birmingham City Council
Solihull, apparently due to its difference in political colour, is more reluctant to throw its lot in with the Labour-run metropolitans.
JLR's new Engine Manufacturing Centre UK has won a national award from RICS

Jaguar Land Rover's new engine plant wins national RICS award

Car-maker's manufacturing hub crowned country's top regeneration project after beating competition from across the country

Construction litigation partner Vijay Bange has joined Trowers & Hamlins' Birmingham office

Construction litigation partner relocates to Trowers & Hamlins' Birmingham office

Mr Bange will be leading the firm’s regional construction litigation practice from its Birmingham base

Clevercherry created a branding campaign for Geoff Thomas (front) and John Salako who are cycling from London to Paris for Cure Leukaemia

Clevercherry rides high with Cure Leukaemia and Geoff Thomas cycling mission

Jewellery Quarter creative agency creates campaign for former footballer who is riding from London to Paris next summer to raise millions for charity

Bal Takhar and Raj Gill with branch manager Colin Stephens and Kathy Gao mark the opening of ABA Commercial Insurance

Gill Group joins forces to launch ABA Commercial Insurance in West Bromwich

ABA Commercial Insurance has opened its doors for business opposite West Bromwich Albion Football Club’s Hawthorns ground, under the umbrella of the Gill Group of Companies

Videos & Photos

Historic Red Lion pub fails to sell at auction

Dave Quinney, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking; Nathan Gilbert, Siobhan Gilbert G E Gilbert and Son; Mark Ellis, Head of Property, SME Banking at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking; Clifford Gilbert, G E Gilbert and Son, attend Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking's Midlands property team event at Primitivo Bar.

Lloyds Bank hosts property team event in Birmingham

The bar at the former Red Lion pub in Soho Road, Handsworth

Pictures: Red Lion pub work given green light after concerns

In This Week's Paper

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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