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Sutton Coldfield town centre

Planners poised to back Sutton Conservative Club demolition

Gracewell Healthcare hopes to build second care home in Birmingham as Conservative club looks to downsize

Midven leads £300,000 funding round in image company

Mark White, investment director of Midven’s Rainbow Seed Fund
Spectral Edge will use capital to bring colour deficiency product to market

West Midlands Fire Service cuts £235,000 off wage bill by axing senior jobs

New 15-strong management group called the Strategic Enabling Team has been set up to make board 'lean and value for money'

Brandauer develops own scheme to address skills shortage

Brandauer apprentices (from left) Tom Parkes, Andrew Bullows and Tom Flight with toolroom manager Leigh Cresswell (light blue shirt)
Manufacturer launches 'Improvers' scheme to boost recruitment and aims to treble apprenticeship intake

Call to steer clear of Birmingham tunnels after jams

Birmingham's St Chad's Tunnel on the first week day of its complete closure for summer 2014
City chiefs say gridlock will not improve on A38 if drivers do not find alternative methods of getting about

Business In Pictures

Jan Thompson, Midlands chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle

HS2 Birmingham move 'will put welcome pressure on city's office market'

The first phase of the 100,000 sq ft offices will come on stream in 2015, meaning only two Grade A options were available – Colmore Plaza and Two Snow Hill - experts warn

Mark White, investment director of Midven’s Rainbow Seed Fund

Midven leads £300,000 funding round in image company

Spectral Edge will use capital to bring colour deficiency product to market

Arc Specialist Engineering acquires TBF International

Birmingham-based firm born out of Metalrax collapse expands with Black Country deal
General business

Watch out for the pitfalls of investing in art

The value of works of art can be extremely volatile, rising and falling on the popularity, or even, mortality of the artist.

CPD changes set to bring more freedom

Steve Allen
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has pledged to scrap the 16 hours of continuing professional development solicitors must complete every year.
Brandauer apprentices (from left) Tom Parkes, Andrew Bullows and Tom Flight with toolroom manager Leigh Cresswell (light blue shirt)

Brandauer develops own scheme to address skills shortage

Manufacturer launches 'Improvers' scheme to boost recruitment and aims to treble apprenticeship intake

Christian Bull, real estate partner at Mills & Reeve

Mills & Reeve advise on BCU property deal

The 28,000 sq ft purchase is the city's largest office transaction of the year and will be the location for the university’s administrative function and official head office

Lisa Boylan, Paul Jones, Jenny Lai, front row (L to R) Rebecca Wooldridge, Bethany Davis and Tina Yates

Appointments reflect growth at JW Hinks

Joining the firm are tax advisors Lisa Boylan, Rebecca Wooldridge and Tina Yates, payroll administrator Jenny Lai and trainee accountant Bethany Davis

Videos & Photos

Two Snowhill

Two Snowhill will house new HS2 team in Birmingham

New Street's atrium as seen from the Rotunda

Video: New Street milestone reached as atrium roof takes shape

Birmingham city centre renaissance boosted by new regeneration company

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