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Nigel Bailey, relationship director at Barclays

Barclays backs Lander Automotive in £3m funding deal

Manufacturing group set to benefit from Jaguar Land Rover's i54 plant will use funding to install new production lines at Birmingham factory

Mazars appoints new managing partner for Birmingham

Lee Cartwright, new managing partner and head of office at Mazars in Birmingham
Lee Cartwright takes over top job from David Chapman who is focusing on his role as national head of acquisitions

Liam Byrne urges Birmingham to convene 'constitutional convention'

Liam Byrne MP who is calling for powers to be moved to the regions immediately
Hodge Hill MP and former Cabinet Minister among a number of Labour MPs demanding action to move power from Westminster to English regions

Tory Conference to host 300 fringe events

Conservative Party Conference
Creative industries, regional devolution and manufacturing among the key themes to be covered during substantial fringe programme

Lord Heseltine launches chamber link with colleges to close skills gap

Lord Michael Heseltine
New Skills Hub founded with local colleges to develop formal integration between employers and training providers

Business In Pictures

New recruits at DTZ in Birmingham (from left) Jonathan Browning, Oliver Bates, Paul Reynolds, James Potter, Lewis Rollason, Ian Forrester and Peter Fullam

DTZ recruits eight new faces to Birmingham team

Real estate adviser boosts rating and property management teams with swoop on city rivals to bolster Colmore Square team

35 Phones4u stores across West Midlands to close permanently

Administrator PwC confirms locations of doomed stores, including six in Birmingham, which employ 169 staff

Finance Birmingham funding for Nationwide Property Assistance

Paul Heaven (Blue Sky), Nick Haycock (NPA) and Graham Mold (Finance Birmingham)
Birmingham-based Blue Sky Corporate Finance assisted Nationwide with sourcing and securing funding for a management buyout that will enable the business to grow
Andris Nelsons conducting the CBSO at Bonn for Beethovenfest

Review: Beethoven Symphony Cycle, CBSO at Symphony Hall

Norman Stinchcombe finds a Beethoven performance at Symphony Hall to be full of gusto and a refreshing change from previous more low key shows

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

David Bailey
Europe's auto industry has been badly damaged by the ongoing fallout from the global financial crisis and credit crunch.
The McGeoch Technology shop floor in Birmingham in 1945

Birmingham defence firm McGeoch Technology still fighting fit after nearly 200 years' service

Birmingham defence company McGeoch Technology, which can trace its history back almost 200 years, has won a string of lucrative deals.

Peter Gate, an associate at Solihull-based specialist private client law firm Meridian Private Client

Meridian Private Client associate singled-out as rising star

The accolade, awarded by eprivateclient, a  prestigious private client web site serving private client advisers, is called the eprivateclient’s Top 35 Under 35 2014

Conservative Party Conference

Tory Conference to host 300 fringe events

Creative industries, regional devolution and manufacturing among the key themes to be covered during substantial fringe programme

Lee Cartwright, new managing partner and head of office at Mazars in Birmingham

Mazars appoints new managing partner for Birmingham

Lee Cartwright takes over top job from David Chapman who is focusing on his role as national head of acquisitions

Videos & Photos

Sir Chris Hoy at The Cycle Show 2012 at The NEC

Cycle Show at the NEC: Five things to see and do

Brum From Above: How well do you know Birmingham's landmarks?

Plasterer Paschal Morrissey from Solihull with the new wall of faces, a well known feature of the old Snobs

Snobs: An exclusive look at the new home of Birmingham's oldest nightclub

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