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Park Regis Hotel sky bar work set to begin offering new views of Birmingham

Work on the giant bar at Five Ways Island will start in a matter of days as a four-star hotel begins to take shape

Capita paid £23m dividend from taxpayer-funded Service Birmingham contract

Service Birmingham
A total of £23 million was paid to the private firm last year from the controversial deal with Birmingham City Council, up from £8 million last year

Regional business news website TheBusinessDesk.com calls in administrators

Bosses of the business website, which operates in Yorkshire, the North West and West Midlands. say the jobs of all 14 staff will be protected

One Hagley Road apartments sold out within five months of launch

One Hagley Road, Edgbaston
Investors and owner-occupiers snap up all 271 apartments in Seven Capital's project on Five Ways Island

Jerroms seals second merger in two months

Mark Eden, director at Jerroms, John Bill and Chris Pate of Trafalgars and Neill Currie of Jerroms
Solihull accountancy firm has merged with Birmingham practice Trafalgars following a similar deal with Bromsgrove-based Harrison Priddey & Co

Business In Pictures

Edward House, in Quay Place, the new home of the Legal Ombudsman in Birmingham

Legal Ombudsman halves office space in Birmingham

Watchdog downsizes by leaving Baskerville House for new canalside home

Mark Eden, director at Jerroms, John Bill and Chris Pate of Trafalgars and Neill Currie of Jerroms

Jerroms seals second merger in two months

Solihull accountancy firm has merged with Birmingham practice Trafalgars following a similar deal with Bromsgrove-based Harrison Priddey & Co

Handmade Burger Company to open third Birmingham restaurant

Phil Davies, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial (left), with Handmade Burger Company founder Chris Sargeant outside the chain's Bullring restaurant
Chain to launch in Grand Central and three other UK sites after securing £400,000 finance package from Lloyds Bank
Lord Michael Heseltine

Jerry Blackett: Birmingham isn't trusted with its own money

Birmingham City Council has now stepped up its bid to attract more powers for the region by formally joining forces with Solihull to work on projects like the HS2 high-speed rail link.

David Bailey: Service Birmingham's £63,000-a-day Dividend Bombshell

Capita
The financial details of the deal between Birmingham City Council and Capita in the form of Service Birmingham (SB) remain shrouded in secrecy.
Catherine Shelley, Innovation Birmingham's Climate KIC programme development and delivery officer

Innovation Birmingham hosts hunt for UK clean-tech talent

Trio of green technology companies will move forward to European final in a bid to share in £13,000 prize pot

Sara Fowler, EYs senior partner in the Midlands

Turnover and profits up at EY

The firm also saw distributable profits up by 12 per cent from £368 million to £412 million

Videos & Photos

Park Regis Hotel sky bar work set to begin offering new views of Birmingham

Major Birmingham property portfolio the Great Charles Street Estate put up for sale

Michael Buble on stage in concert at the NIA in March

Michael Bublé to perform as NIA renamed the Barclaycard Arena

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