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Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau

Law firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau will merge in June

The new firm, which will have a combined turnover of £75 million and employ 900 people, will be known as Shakespeare Martineau

Calls to reject Broad Street hotel and apartment project

CGI of the Left Bank development looking up Oozells Way towards Broad Street
City councillors urged to knock back Regal's plan for new development in centre of Birmingham's busiest area for bars and nightclubs over fears residents will find it too noisy

Digital Academy to host summer school

Raj Mack, head of Digital Birmingham
Companies urged to sign up to free two-day seminar run by Greater Birmingham Digital Academy which will focus on themes of data, marketing and growth

Steve Allen becomes president of British American Business Council

Steve Allen of Mills & Reeve and Jeffries Briginshaw, chief executive officer of BABC
The BABC, which has its secretariat in New York, is the largest transatlantic business network, with 20 chapters and more than 2,000 member companies based in business centres throughout North America and the United Kingdom

Tributes as leading Birmingham lawyer Gemma Curtis dies suddenly aged 37

Eversheds lawyer Gemma Curtis
Award-winning lawyer described as an “adoring mummy” by her devastated family

Business In Pictures

CGI of the Left Bank development looking up Oozells Way towards Broad Street

Calls to reject Broad Street hotel and apartment project

City councillors urged to knock back Regal's plan for new development in centre of Birmingham's busiest area for bars and nightclubs over fears residents will find it too noisy

Birmingham street art by Gent48

City of Colours festival launches Kickstarter campaign

Team behind popular street art event is hoping to raise £15,000 to put towards running costs of festival in Digbeth which last year attracted 9,000 people

Zest's growth plans backed by Positive Cashflow Finance

Brad Johnson, managing director at Zest Education
Zest was set-up by managing director Brad Johnson, who has more than 10 years’ experience in the education recruitment sector
David Bailey

Austerity hasn't worked

If the polls are to be believed, the General Election is heading for pretty much a dead heat, with days if not weeks of wrangling ahead before a workable coalition – or even minority – government is in place.

Wasps chief causes buzz with £35m funds-raiser

Charlie Austin and Armand Traore - part of QPR’s £75.3 million wage bill
Premiership rugby giants become the first sports club in Britain to issue a retail bond on London Stock Exchange
Pershore Weir Hydro Station was named overall winner at the 2015 ICE West Midlands Awards

Pershore Weir Hydro Station wins Institution of Civil Engineers award

Green energy plant in Worcestershire crowned region's best while Birmingham Airport runway extension and the restoration of Waterstones also win awards

Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau

Law firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau will merge in June

The new firm, which will have a combined turnover of £75 million and employ 900 people, will be known as Shakespeare Martineau

Raj Mack, head of Digital Birmingham

Digital Academy to host summer school

Companies urged to sign up to free two-day seminar run by Greater Birmingham Digital Academy which will focus on themes of data, marketing and growth

Simon Atkins, charity partner at Clement Keys

Youth employment award for Clement Keys

The honour was announced at an awards ceremony organised by AllAboutSchoolLeavers – an independent organisation with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of apprenticeship and school-leaver programmes across all industry sectors.

Videos & Photos

CGI of the Left Bank development looking up Oozells Way towards Broad Street

Calls to reject Broad Street hotel and apartment project

Pershore Weir Hydro Station was named overall winner at the 2015 ICE West Midlands Awards

Pershore Weir Hydro Station wins Institution of Civil Engineers award

Regeneration of Longbridge has been named project of the year by RICS West Midlands

Longbridge regeneration named region's best by RICS

In This Week's Paper

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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