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

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

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

Turnover and profits up at EY

Sara Fowler, EYs senior partner in the Midlands
The firm also saw distributable profits up by 12 per cent from £368 million to £412 million

Manufacturing skills crisis takes shine off soaring sales

Tim Pile, president of Birmingham Chamber
Latest research from Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce says 46 per cent of firms in the region unable to bring in skilled manual and technical staff

Irwin Mitchell recruits sales and marketing director

Kevin Peake, Irwin Mitchell's new sales and marketing director
Mr Peake's appointment is the latest hire in an ongoing recruitment drive

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

Phil Davies, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial (left), with Handmade Burger Company founder Chris Sargeant outside the chain's Bullring restaurant

Handmade Burger Company to open third Birmingham restaurant

Chain to launch in Grand Central and three other UK sites after securing £400,000 finance package from Lloyds Bank

HS2 College: Skills boost welcomed with 2,000 apprentices to be trained

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The college, which will train rail engineers of the future, will be spread across Birmingham Science Park and Doncaster’s Lakeside Campus
David Bailey

UK-based sports car manufacturer Lotus hits bumps in the road again

UK-based sports car manufacturer Lotus has just announced that it will cut around a quarter of its workforce in a desperate attempt to cut costs.

Jon Griffin: Jobs are being sacrificed at the altar of new technology

The University of Birmingham's Boris the Robot, unveiled this month
Steve Wozniak: I do fear for the future with computers becoming more and more like real people. Already jobs are being replaced with more machinery and kiosks - I do sometimes worry about losing jobs.
Aston Martin's new CEO Andy Palmer with the company's Gaydon workforce

Aston Martin's new chief Andy Palmer takes up the reins

Mr Palmer marked his arrival by introducing himself to the workforce and production stopped briefly to enable a commemorative picture to be taken and posted to Twitter

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

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

Birmingham Post Business Awards

Deadline extended for Birmingham Post Business Awards 2014

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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