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Owner Michelle Monaghan applies finishing touches to the refurbished Aston Tavern

Aston Tavern owners want new-look pub to be Michelin-star quality

Punters will get a first look at the Aston Hall Road pub when it opens its doors for the first time on Saturday to coincide with Aston Villa’s first home match of the football season

Santander backs Natural Childcare Company nursery launch

New base and a relocation signal childcare company's intention to expand

University of Birmingham launches next phase of £300m regeneration

CGI of new student halls at the University of Birmingham
Hunt is on for contractor to build new student halls and sports complex next to Grange Road Gate

Balfour Beatty rejects latest merger bid by Carillion

The new Library of Birmingham was developed by Carillion which has seen its latest merger bid rejected by Balfour Beatty updated
Support services group dealt latest, and possibly, final blow in its bid to secure a deal to create construction giant

Telent wins £100m Transport for London contract

Signing the record-breaking contract (from left) Jo Hardy, Telent, Leon Daniels, Transport for London, Paul Owen and Mark Plato, Telent and David Taylor, Telent
Communications infrastructure group to upgrade and maintain capital's traffic signals

Business In Pictures

The new Library of Birmingham was developed by Carillion which has seen its latest merger bid rejected by Balfour Beatty updated

Balfour Beatty rejects latest merger bid by Carillion

Support services group dealt latest, and possibly, final blow in its bid to secure a deal to create construction giant

Santander backs Natural Childcare Company nursery launch

New base and a relocation signal childcare company's intention to expand

Balfour Beatty rejects latest merger bid by Carillion

The new Library of Birmingham was developed by Carillion which has seen its latest merger bid rejected by Balfour Beatty updated
Support services group dealt latest, and possibly, final blow in its bid to secure a deal to create construction giant
Mike Loftus

Mike Loftus: Do the numbers add up for either Beijing or the Bank of England?

Maybe you are one of those people who is more than a bit suspicious about some of those stunning economic numbers that emerge from China.

Trevor Law: The seven deadly sins of investing in markets

General business
In the last 12 months or so, the FTSE 100 has been trading around the 6400-6800 level which are relative highs compared to history.
Signing the record-breaking contract (from left) Jo Hardy, Telent, Leon Daniels, Transport for London, Paul Owen and Mark Plato, Telent and David Taylor, Telent

Telent wins £100m Transport for London contract

Communications infrastructure group to upgrade and maintain capital's traffic signals

Lilly Sutton (left) from The Shakespeare Hospice and Rob Minton (right) from Tempo Events with some of the team of runners from Lodders Solicitors who are taking part in the Stratford upon Avon 10k event

Lodders marks fifth year of Stratford-upon-Avon Big 10k race sponsorship

Around 1,000 runners are expected to sign up for the event on September 14 which has Shakespeare Hospice as its charity partner

The Custard Factory

Creative Industry Finance scheme to support region's creative businesses

Official statistics show the creative industries are worth £71.4 billion per year to the UK economy

Santander backs Natural Childcare Company nursery launch

New base and a relocation signal childcare company's intention to expand

Videos & Photos

Owner Michelle Monaghan applies finishing touches to the refurbished Aston Tavern

Aston Tavern owners want new-look pub to be Michelin-star quality

Gemma Stokes, Narvir Bindra, Laura Clapham, RBS.

Brindleyplace's annual Film Festival hosts VIP screening of 80s movie Top Gun

CGI of new student halls at the University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham launches next phase of £300m regeneration

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