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Library of Birmingham which was led by support services giant Carillion

Carillion holds firm in Balfour Beatty merger

Black Country support services giant says it still believes in "powerful rationale" of combining two companies

New lettings revealed for Grand Central

CGI of the new shopping and dining areas in Grand Central, overlooking the atrium of New Street Station
But developers confirm grand opening will be a year later than planned to coincide with unveiling of New Street Station

Flagship John Lewis 'will be more than just a shop'

New manager of high-end department store pledges to make John Lewis in Grand Central part of the city's community

Ex-Lloyds banker claims 'risky derivatives sold to as many as possible'

Disturbing inside story of claims against household name revealed in High Court document

Hunters Group merges with namesake to broaden reach

West Midlands estate agency joins Hunters Property Group and targets 500 branches in five years

Business In Pictures

Eleven Brindleyplace

Eleven Brindleyplace sold to Benson Elliot

Property developer Argent has completed the sale of the 108,000 sq ft Grade A building, which is the home of property firm Colliers International, in an undisclosed deal

Library of Birmingham which was led by support services giant Carillion

Carillion holds firm in Balfour Beatty merger

Black Country support services giant says it still believes in "powerful rationale" of combining two companies

Balfour Beatty ends merger talks with Carillion

Carillion headquarters at Birch Street, Wolverhampton
Deal which would have created £3bn support services powerhouse is off after Carillion wanted Parsons Brinckerhoff included in the merger
The Vauxhall Vivaro, which has secured 1,200 jobs over the next decade

Viva Vauxhall! (and a Vauxhall Viva to come as well…)

Vauxhall’s UK quality and work practices now compare with anywhere in Europe, and the adaptability and skill level of Vauxhall’s UK workforce is a major asset for the firm

GM via Vauxhall is creating 550 new jobs in the UK

General business
Vauxhall has a line-up of well designed, styled and engineered cars, with decent quality levels. The Adam, Mokka, Astra and Insignia - soon to be joined by the Viva city car.
A CGI of plans for a new driverless vehicle

Region well-placed as £10m driverless cars boost unveiled

Driverless cars will, for the first time, be driven on public roads in a series of trials that will last between 18 and 36 months

Lucie Byron, Heart of England Community Foundations chair of trustees, Paul Belfield and Heart of England Community Foundation director Tina Costello

Warwickshire Lawyer becomes trustee of Heart of England Community Foundation

Lucie Byron, a commercial property expert with law firm Wright Hassall, has joined the board of trustees of the Heart of England Community Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting communities based action across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull

New faces at PR and and marketing agency Gough Bailey Wright (from left) Georgina Curtis-Iddiols, Jason James and David Rowberry

Gough Bailey Wright boosts creative and PR teams

Trio of new faces join Worcestershire agency to support recent client wins

Videos & Photos

CGI of the new shopping and dining areas in Grand Central, overlooking the atrium of New Street Station

New lettings revealed for Grand Central

Flagship John Lewis 'will be more than just a shop'

CGI of the 'Richmond Witney' care home to be built by BAM

BAM wins brief to build £33m Bupa care home

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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
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Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor