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Advanced Manufacturing Hub site in Aston where an investor is set to build a new 10,000 sq ft unit

Major investor secured for Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston

City council says unnamed firm has pledged to build 10,000 sq ft unit on industrial site to kick-start regeneration

Redrow ploughs on with Ravenhurst Playing Fields housing plans

Housebuilder submits application to build 121 houses on former playing fields despite continued protests from action group

Stoford wins Worcester Tech Park contract

Stoford director Gerard Ludlow
Birmingham-based development group will lead the project to build a £120m, 70-acre business park near the M5

'Key step' in search for leukaemia cure at University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham
The study by researchers at the University of Birmingham has been described as a “key step” in the process to understanding how the disease develops

Sixteen West Midlands Phones4u stores rescued by EE and Vodafone

Series of shops, including three in Birmingham city centre, will be rebranded either EE or Vodafone in rescue deal which saves 138 jobs

Business In Pictures

Stoford director Gerard Ludlow

Stoford wins Worcester Tech Park contract

Birmingham-based development group will lead the project to build a £120m, 70-acre business park near the M5

EE agrees £2.5 million Phones4u rescue deal

Network which pulled out of supplying Phones4u will acquire 58 shops and more than 350 staff from troubled Staffordshire retailer

Hundreds of Staffordshire jobs axed after Phones 4u collapse

Administrator PwC has made 628 redundancies among head office and telesales staff at Phones 4u's Newcastle-under-Lyme offices
David Bailey

David Bailey: Europe's car market continues to edge upwards as Eurozone stagnates

Europe's auto industry has been badly damaged by the ongoing fallout from the global financial crisis and credit crunch.

Trevor Law: Invest without emotion for cold, hard cash

General business
For many years academics studying stock markets have been trying to persuade investors that markets are efficient.
The McGeoch Technology shop floor in Birmingham in 1945

Birmingham defence firm McGeoch Technology still fighting fit after nearly 200 years' service

Birmingham defence company McGeoch Technology, which can trace its history back almost 200 years, has won a string of lucrative deals.

The Chapman & Co team

Expansion and rebrand for chapman+co

Chapman+co is a growing firm of UK and European patent and trademark attorneys. As well as having additional offices in Cardiff, London, Winchester and Swansea, the company has a network of overseas attorneys

Millennium Point in Birmingham, home to the Thinktank.

Youngsters to attend digital skills event at Birmingham's Thinktank science museum

Initiative is brainchild of the charity UpRising, one of the top youth leadership development organisations in the country

Paul Heaven (Blue Sky), Nick Haycock (NPA) and Graham Mold (Finance Birmingham)

Finance Birmingham funding for Nationwide Property Assistance

Birmingham-based Blue Sky Corporate Finance assisted Nationwide (NPA) with sourcing and securing funding for a management buyout that will enable the business to grow

Videos & Photos

Sir Chris Hoy at The Cycle Show 2012 at The NEC

Cycle Show at the NEC: Five things to see and do

Plasterer Paschal Morrissey from Solihull with the new wall of faces, a well known feature of the old Snobs

Snobs: An exclusive look at the new home of Birmingham's oldest nightclub

An early impression of the new New Street Station shows the Pallasades shopping centre as part of the plans

20 artists' impressions of New Street Station reveal how £600m project has evolved

In This Week's Paper


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