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Andy Palmer, who has been appointed as Aston Martin's new CEO

Andy Palmer unveiled as new Aston Martin CEO

The Gaydon-based luxury car-maker said 51-year-old Mr Palmer would be responsible for all aspects of the business and “lead the company in its next phase of technology and product creation”

Mercia Fund Management backs Aston EyeTech with new funding deal

Aston University
Aston University spin-out plans to roll out software programme design to help optometrists

Midland agency John Shepherd Lettings taken over by Lomond Capital

Stuart Pender, chief executive of Lomond Capital
The takeover of John Shepherd Lettings gives the expanding group a significant foothold in Birmingham, adding 1,050 managed properties to its empire

Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

Coun Robert Alden
But after 20 years taxpayers will be spending more on debt, according to Opposition Conservative leader Coun Robert Alden

Pensions switch means directors taking cash over contributions

The switch to cash followed changes made by the Chancellor to tax rules affecting allowances for company pensions, according to researchers

Business In Pictures

Ian Starbuck and Angela Sheen from Johnson Fellows

Pair promoted to partner level at Johnson Fellows

Angela Sheen and Ian Starbuck have both climbed the ladder amid growth plans at the city firm

Aston University

Mercia Fund Management backs Aston EyeTech with new funding deal

Aston University spin-out plans to roll out software programme design to help optometrists

Smith Cooper supports MBO at Evac+Chair

Mark Wallace, managing director at Evac+Chair, and Ed Saunders, tax advisory partner at Smith Cooper
In the wake of the deal the firm is now focusing on growing the global reach of its Emergency Solutions brand
David Bailey

David Bailey: End of the road for UK new car sales boom?

New car sales are close to record highs and may be peaking, thanks to an avalanche of used cars starting to hit residual values, interest rate rises looming and car makers less inclined to off-load cars in the UK market as European markets pick up.

A cultural divide from Bengal Bay to Katie Hopkins

Katie Hopkins bucket challenge
I've been scouring the world for the place to go to get away from Katie Hopkins... and I think I might have found it
Fears have arisen that the historic Wedgwood Collection will be sold off

Appeal to stop prized Wedgwood Collection from being sold

The Wedgwood Museum pottery collection faces going under the hammer to pay off the ceramics firm’s pension bill

Richard Santy

Mills & Reeve team score in Di Maria Manchester United move

Richard Santy was part of a team of specialist employment and IP lawyers from Mills & Reeve’s sports law team advising Di Maria on his multi-million pound move from the Bernabeu to Old Trafford

Moseley Folk Festival

Moseley Folk Festival proves a musical delight

A look back as one of the region's most popular music events returns for another year

Coun Robert Alden

Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

But after 20 years taxpayers will be spending more on debt, according to Opposition Conservative leader Coun Robert Alden

Videos & Photos

Moseley Folk Festival

Moseley Folk Festival proves a musical delight

Ian Callum, Jaguar Cars' director of design with the redesigned and re-engineered Mark 2 by Callum

Ian Callum and Classic Motor Cars redesign Mark 2 Jaguar

Peaky Blinders creator to offer tips to budding Birmingham TV drama producers

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