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IMI plans Birmingham factory closure

Engineering group says a fall in nuclear orders has led to plan to shut Witton base of IMI Components

Carillion holds firm in Balfour Beatty merger

Library of Birmingham which was led by support services giant Carillion
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'

Lisa Williams, store manager of John Lewis in Birmingham
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

Business In Pictures

Phil Jones Associates' Reading team (from left) Mathew Franklin, Matthew Proctor and Cullan Riley

Phil Jones Associates grows reach with new office launch

Consultancy targets more projects in the south with new base in Berkshire

IMI plans Birmingham factory closure

Engineering group says a fall in nuclear orders has led to plan to shut Witton base of IMI Components

Thin Cats taking on big banks after lending £70m in three years

SME warns banks not to ignore peer-to-peer lending and new generation of access to finance for growing companies
Business

Discrimination criteria could be widened

Individuals who are morbidly obese could soon have the same discrimination rights in the workplace as employees who are gay or disabled.

Why it pays to keep our costs down

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Setting aside the pros and cons, one indisputable fact is that more people are in employment than ever before.

IMI plans Birmingham factory closure

Engineering group says a fall in nuclear orders has led to plan to shut Witton base of IMI Components

Emma Elston, Vitalise Business Women of the Year 2012; Naomi Gilchrist, Alison Taylor, Monique Sutherland, Squire Sanders; Gisela Stuart MP, Julia Wootton, Max Appeal.

Squire Patton Boggs law firm hosts discussion

Aspire to Inspire is one in a series of events hosted by Squire Patton Boggs to promote the growth of women in the legal industry.

Rivals ready to pounce if City TV misses launch deadline

Alternative bidders for long-awaited local television licence say they are interested in Birmingham project   

Thin Cats taking on big banks after lending £70m in three years

SME warns banks not to ignore peer-to-peer lending and new generation of access to finance for growing companies

Videos & Photos

Emma Elston, Vitalise Business Women of the Year 2012; Naomi Gilchrist, Alison Taylor, Monique Sutherland, Squire Sanders; Gisela Stuart MP, Julia Wootton, Max Appeal.

Squire Patton Boggs law firm hosts discussion

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

New lettings revealed for Grand Central

Lisa Williams, store manager of John Lewis in Birmingham

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

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Graeme Brown
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Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
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Ben Hurst
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Jonathan Walker
Political Editor