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Anger as Capita makes millions in Birmingham City Council deal

City defends £12.5m dividend payout over Service Birmingham contract as 'cost effective'

BrumMe event aiming to encourage more start-ups

Virgin StartUp
Organised by not-for-profit agency, Business Enterprise Support (BES), ‘BrumMe’ will be taking place at the Impact Hub in Digbeth

Solicitors Regulation Authority to host continuing competence surgery

The Cube, where the SRA has its headquarters
The surgery will provide the opportunity for solicitors to talk to SRA staff one-to-one about its new approach to continuing competence

New beer raises a glass to Peaky Blinders

Cillian Murphy starred in Peaky Blinders which has inspired a new ale
Black Country brewery Sadler's has launched a new brew called Peaky Blinder Gold which will be on sale at Birmingham City and across the West Midlands

Birmingham prospers but millionaires are short on the ground in region

One in every 177 people in the region is worth £1 million or more compared to one in 90 across Britain and one in 45 in London     

Business In Pictures

From left: John Hammond, investment director at IM Properties, Ben Cushway, senior project manager at Morgan Sindall and Daniel Butler, project manager IM Properties outside 55 Colmore Row

Morgan Sindall to lead 55 Colmore Row revamp

Listed construction group named lead contractor by owner IM Properties on £30m project to breather new life into landmark Birmingham business address

Tandem expands again with online retailer buyout

Castle Bromwich-based leisure product designer and developer acquires online retailer ESC Europe which sells goods such as gazebos and party tents

Whirlpool in last minute bid to take over Aga

US domestic applician giant keen on scuppering £129m deal with rival Middleby to buy out renowned UK manufacturer of high-end ovens

Don't let big salaries take attention away from the bottom end

Head of business Graeme Brown argues that the fascination with top-level salaries shouldn't detract from the real issues at the bottom end of the pay scale

Hitting the right notes in our duet with China

Mike Loftus on our attempts to understand modern China and its role in the global economy
Cillian Murphy starred in Peaky Blinders which has inspired a new ale

New beer raises a glass to Peaky Blinders

Black Country brewery Sadler's has launched a new brew called Peaky Blinder Gold which will be on sale at Birmingham City and across the West Midlands

The Cube, where the SRA has its headquarters

Solicitors Regulation Authority to host continuing competence surgery

The surgery will provide the opportunity for solicitors to talk to SRA staff one-to-one about its new approach to continuing competence

Catherine Shelley, Innovation Birmingham's Climate KIC programme development and delivery officer

Innovation Birmingham teams up with BCU for green tech event

Fifteen start-up companies will take part in the first stage of the Open Innovation Lab event later this month which will see business people work with fledgling companies

Virgin StartUp

BrumMe event aiming to encourage more start-ups

Organised by not-for-profit agency, Business Enterprise Support (BES), ‘BrumMe’ will be taking place at the Impact Hub in Digbeth

Videos & Photos

From left: John Hammond, investment director at IM Properties, Ben Cushway, senior project manager at Morgan Sindall and Daniel Butler, project manager IM Properties outside 55 Colmore Row

Morgan Sindall to lead 55 Colmore Row revamp

CGI of the new students flats in Windsor Street

Vacant Nechells site to house new student flats

CGI of plans to renovate the Assay Office in Newhall Street which is due to receive the green light this week

Assay Office revamp and apartment complex due for go ahead

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