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An artist's impression of the type of building now being planned at the V Building site

Plans for V Building site set for go-ahead despite Alpha Tower concerns

Proposals for the new residential tower block at the Arena Central site have been earmarked for approval by planning officers

West Midlands SMEs learn about digital revolution at ICC 'summit'

The Greater Birmingham Digital Summit
Topics covered at the event included what digital tools are available to SMEs, the use of social media for selling and networking, and the parliamentary perspective on the digital economy

End of the road draws near for Land Rover Defender

A vintage Land Rover, once owned by the Wilks family, in action on the famous Jungle Track at the Lode Lane plant in Solihull
As the clock ticks down on the last year of production of the Land Rover Defender, Enda Mullen visits the production line in Solihull

Eastern promise as growth and jobs drive is launched

Windsor Street Gasworks, in Nechells will be developed
Birmingham City Council reveals vision to create 9,000 jobs in deprived half of city as HS2 relents over land dispute

200 Cadbury jobs axed in Ireland by Mondelez International

Cadbury's US owners cull jobs just weeks after announcing a £75 million production investment in Birmingham

Business In Pictures

Birmingham Wholesale Markets in Pershore Street, Digbeth

Wholesale Markets and Icknield Port Loop on show at MIPIM 2015

Greater Birmingham’s schedule will comprise 11 events and 25 speakers across the four-day property exhibition

Hogarths Stone Manor near Kidderminster which has been acquired by Helena and Andy Hogarth

Stone Manor Hotel under new ownership

Couple behind Hogarths Hotel & Restaurant in Solihull have acquired their second property

Foreign currency markets hit GKN's profit

Worcestershire engineering group remains upbeat despite pre-tax profits halving
David Bailey

Coventry Gateway decision may see jobs lost to other regions

The Communities and local Government Secretary Eric Pickles recently turned down the proposed 'Coventry Gateway' scheme.

Learning to execute strategy that works

General business
Orthodoxy suggests that strategy can be reduced to 'standard' components which any student, of organisational leader, simply has to understand and, depending on the circumstances, apply.

Record number of Midland manufacturers invest in technology

Manufacturing Barometer unveils major investment spree plans for small and medium-sized firms in the region

Coley & Tilley new recruit Lindsey Bohanna with head of department Andrew Piddock

Coley & Tilley expands wills, probate and trusts team

Lindsey Bohanna brings 12 years’ experience in the field and is a full STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) member

Chris White MP with Barclays staff at the official opening of the new Leamington Spa branch

Barclays opens new Leamington Spa branch

The branch has a new design and sees bank staff are in the banking hall helping customers rather than sitting behind a traditional counter

Videos & Photos

The Greater Birmingham Digital Summit

West Midlands SMEs learn about digital revolution at ICC 'summit'

An artist's impression of the type of building now being planned at the V Building site

Plans for V Building site set for go-ahead despite Alpha Tower concerns

Lee Cartwright, David Preston, Mazars; Paul Turk and Gary Riley, HSBC, at Mazars' annual drinks reception in Birmingham.

International flavour to Mazars' meet-up

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