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From left: Malcolm Perryman, RICS sponsorship and affinity manage, David Chatten of Colliers International and Ed Byrne, comedian and awards compère

Colliers and GVA surveyors win at RICS Awards

Brace of property professionals named among nation's elite at inaugural awards scheme to recognise top young surveyors in industry

Grand Hotel Birmingham: New images reveal hidden sandstone façade

A computer-generated image of the Grand Hotel created by Blink Image
New CGI shows a course of sandstone bricks over four floors which was not known about before Hortons’ Estate began work to restore the building to its former glory.

Revenue rises at pub group M&B

Mitchells & Butlers' headquarters on Fleet Street, Birmingham
Sales at M&B, which has profited from a focus on food income, rose to £1.97 billion in the year to September 27

Jaguar Land Rover threatens legal action over 'copycat' claims

Range Rover Evoque
Midland manufacturer takes on Chinese car-maker LandWind which it says is producing copies of its popular Evoque model

Former Birmingham Post editor joins Barques PR

The Barques PR team welcomes new director Alun Thorne (centre) with (from left) Jayne Howarth, Chris Brown, Amanda Johansson, Jilly Cosgrove and Paul Skipp
Alun Thorne, who also edited the Coventry Telegraph, will focus on new business development in new role with Jewellery Quarter PR firm

Business In Pictures

A computer-generated image of the Grand Hotel created by Blink Image

Grand Hotel Birmingham: New images reveal hidden sandstone façade

New CGI shows a course of sandstone bricks over four floors which was not known about before Hortons’ Estate began work to restore the building to its former glory

Mitchells & Butlers' headquarters on Fleet Street, Birmingham

Revenue rises at pub group M&B

Sales at M&B, which has profited from a focus on food income, rose to £1.97 billion in the year to September 27

Avingtrans to close Black Country base

Aerospace, energy and medical products manufacturing group says steep rise in oil price and delayed projects has brought about decision
CGI of how the Metro trams would look in High Street Deritend

Why Digbeth could do with a dose of Barcelona if we want it to thrive

High Street is a medieval street, originally connecting the centre of Birmingham at the Bull Ring with the village of Deritend, across the River Rea

Birmingham Chamber still packs a punch amid modern political bunfight

The 2004 vision for the Chamber of Commerce site in Harborne Road, Edgbaston, which never came to fruition
In Edgbaston, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce has been banging the business drum for the capital of the Midlands for more than 200 years.
Range Rover Evoque

Jaguar Land Rover threatens legal action over 'copycat' claims

Midland manufacturer takes on Chinese car-maker LandWind which it says is producing copies of its popular Evoque model

Browne Jacobson partner Nick Parsons, who has been elected the new president of FOIL (the Forum of Insurance Lawyers)

Browne Jacobson partner becomes president of Forum of Insurance Lawyers

Mr Parsons, who is head of the insurance and public risk team at the law firm, specialises in defending multi-claimant, large scale negligence actions against local authorities and their social services’ teams

An exhibit of 30,000 sheets of crumpled up pieces of paper, called 'And they still seek the traces of blood' and by Imran Qureshi, is at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham

Imran Qureshi exhibition at Ikon Gallery

He’s the Pakistani artist who paints in miniature, but also thinks big. Graham Young meets Imran Qureshi

Thomas Lewis, who has been appointed business manager for Barclays in Birmingham

Barclays appoints new Birmingham business manager

Mr Lewis, who has a background in business lending, joins a 16-strong business team which specialises in working with small and medium sized companies

Videos & Photos

An exhibit of 30,000 sheets of crumpled up pieces of paper, called 'And they still seek the traces of blood' and by Imran Qureshi, is at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham

Imran Qureshi exhibition at Ikon Gallery

A computer-generated image of the Grand Hotel created by Blink Image

Grand Hotel Birmingham: New images reveal hidden sandstone façade

CGI of University of Birmingham's new student halls and sports complex by Grange Road entrance

Next phase of £300m University of Birmingham regen set for green light

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