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The refurbished Five Brindleyplace, soon to be the home of Deutsche Bank which is one of the city's best foreign investment stories of recent times

More foreign investment in Greater Birmingham than any other region

The number of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in the Greater Birmingham trumped the 37 other regions, data for the 2014 financial year shows

Parts Alliance chief keen to 'safeguard talent' with Unipart Automotive buyout

Peter Sephton, chief executive of The Parts Alliance
Rescue deal saves 33 branches of Solihull-based company as Parts Alliance marches on to £1bn turnover target

Armstrongs expands with new office launch

Armstrongs directors Paul Farmer (fifth from left) and Peter Georgiades (second right) with the team at its new office in Nuneaton
Chartered accountancy 'investing heavily' as it launches a second operation in Warwickshire town

Development support wins for Gough Bailey Wright

Members of Gough Bailey Wright's community affairs Team, (from left) Georgina Curtis-Iddiols, Richard Harris and Tess Randles
Worcestershire PR and marketing agency to support developers hoping to build major outlet village near Cannock

Huge bill as storm floods bunkers at Little Aston Golf Club

Little Aston Golf Club
Six-figure clean-up cost as downpour ruins sand at one of city's best clubs

Business In Pictures

Birmingham City Council

Planners back Sutton Conservative Club demolition

Gracewell Healthcare to build its second care home in Birmingham with 65-bedroom unit and pavilion

Peter Sephton, chief executive of The Parts Alliance

Parts Alliance chief keen to 'safeguard talent' with Unipart Automotive buyout

Rescue deal saves 33 branches of Solihull-based company as Parts Alliance marches on to £1bn turnover target

Unipart Automotive collapses with the loss of over 1,200 jobs

Mark Orton, KPMG
Rescue deal save three West Midlands branches but head office and multiple sites have closed
General business

GM via Vauxhall is creating 550 new jobs in the UK

Vauxhall has a line-up of well designed, styled and engineered cars, with decent quality levels. The Adam, Mokka, Astra and Insignia - soon to be joined by the Viva city car.

Protecting your income is key

Money
Income protection is one of the least known and utilised sectors of the protection market.
James Grove & Sons' staff at the Halesowen factory in the 1950s

Button making has returned to its roots

Button making was big business in 18th century Birmingham. Chris Upton looks at how it has been revived in the 21st century

DWF’s managing partner & CEO, Andrew Leaitherland

Double-digit profit rise for DWF

Profits increased from £20.8 million in 2012/13 to £25.5 million for the 2013/14 financial year, with revenue rising by two per cent from £188 million to £191 million

Armstrongs directors Paul Farmer (fifth from left) and Peter Georgiades (second right) with the team at its new office in Nuneaton

Armstrongs expands with new office launch

Chartered accountancy 'investing heavily' as it launches a second operation in Warwickshire town

Videos & Photos

Simon Lloyd, DTZ; Louise Brooke-Smith, Brooke Smith Planning; Simon Farrant, GBR Phoenix Beard.

Brooke Smith Planning marks 20th anniversary

Eric Parry Architects' sketch of the Paradise Circus development - it will design the building with white roof in the top of the sketch

Eric Parry Architects appointed to design Paradise Circus building

Steve Parkinson, Parkinson Estates Plc; Tom Finnegan, Radleigh Group Ltd; Mark Anslow, BDO; Stephen Hemming, Lambert Smith Hampton.

BDO hosts dinner for housebuilders to discuss 'Homes For All' report

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