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City planners have backed a project to demolish Charter House and replace it with more than 500 student bedrooms

Former factory in Gun Quarter to make way for student flats

Go ahead for London firm Knightsbridge to demolish old oil plant and build more than 500 bedrooms to accommodate Birmingham's growing student population

Aston Martin unveils growth plans at Geneva motor show

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer unveiles the DBX Concept at the Geneva motor show
Andy Palmer outlined the firm’s plans at the Geneva motor show, and said growth would come from a crossover vehicle, wider availability of its Lagonda Taraf luxury saloon and a new generation of sportscars

Birmingham charity aiming for yet another runaway success

Councillor Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Louise Francis, Business Development Manager, Fidelis Contract Cleaning Services, Jane Sutton, Ambassador, The Great Midlands Fun Run.
The League of Friends For The John Taylor Hospice held a reception to recruit over 400 entrants for a local fun run.

Radisson Blu to open hotel at Birmingham Airport

The Radisson Blu in Holloway Circus, Queensway.
The 220-bedroom new-build hotel is scheduled to open in early 2017 a stone’s throw from Birmingham Airport

Green light for Dandara's vision for V Building site

CGI of Dandara's apartment block which will be built next to Alpha Tower after planners gave it the green light
Long-awaited redevelopment first mooted as a 51-storey tower in 1997 can finally begin after city planners award permission to apartment blocks

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CGI of Dandara's apartment block which will be built next to Alpha Tower after planners gave it the green light

Green light for Dandara's vision for V Building site

Long-awaited redevelopment first mooted as a 51-storey tower in 1997 can finally begin after city planners award permission to apartment blocks

Emma Shipp, managing partner at SGH Martineau

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in merger talks

A combined firm would employ around 900 staff, including 150 partners, and see a fee income of more than £75 million

Goodfish acquires Powell & Harber thanks to Finance Birmingham funding deal

Ian Fairclough (Finance Birmingham), Nigel Tipple (Goodfish), Greg McDonald (Goodfish)
Based in Cannock, Goodfish employs 30 people and has clients in markets including the USA, Ireland, Portugal, Hungary and Poland as well as the UK
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.
Clay model of the proposed Jensen GT

Jensen marque set to hit the road again with all-new GT

Jensen International Automotive has unveiled its stunning Jensen GT, designed by Jonathan Gould, which it plans to put into production if it gets enough interest

Councillor Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Louise Francis, Business Development Manager, Fidelis Contract Cleaning Services, Jane Sutton, Ambassador, The Great Midlands Fun Run.

Birmingham charity aiming for yet another runaway success

The League of Friends For The John Taylor Hospice held a reception to recruit over 400 entrants for a local fun run.

Steve McCabe MP

MP takes BBC Midlands fair share campaign to Parliament

Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe has called for a parliamentary debate after it emerged less than nine per cent of BBC licence fee money raised in the Midlands was spent here

Andy Street

BPS Birmingham and Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP launch SME funding portal

The website (www.accesstofinancegreaterbirmingham.co.uk) has been launched jointly by BPS Birmingham, the organisation representing the region’s business professional and financial services sector, and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership

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City planners have backed a project to demolish Charter House and replace it with more than 500 student bedrooms

Former Gun Quarter factory to make way for student flats

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer unveiles the DBX Concept at the Geneva motor show

Aston Martin unveils growth plans at Geneva motor show

Councillor Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Louise Francis, Business Development Manager, Fidelis Contract Cleaning Services, Jane Sutton, Ambassador, The Great Midlands Fun Run.

Birmingham charity aiming for yet another runaway success

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