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Ranjit Boparan Singh

2 Sisters' founders make Asian rich list

Ranjit and Baljinder Boparan feature in countdown of UK's richest Asians

Catalyst advises on Fabulous Bakin' Bros buyout

Mark Wilson, partner at Catalyst Corporate Finance in Birmingham
Birmingham-based partner helped Dutch firm Daelmans acquire the well-known UK cake brand

Insolvency risk falls for region's businesses, says R3

Richard Philpott, a partner at KPMG in the region and Midlands chairman of the R3 insolvency trade body
Trade body says new research shows risk of insolvency is dropping among key sectors

HSBC launches £500m funding pot for region's SMEs

HSBC is looking to increase growth among West Midlands SMEs with new funding pot
Move part of bank's plan to release £6billion to small- and medium-sized companies as new report predicts year of growth

Library of Birmingham sweeps board at RIBA Awards

The Library Of Birmingham won three categories at the 2014 RIBA West Midlands Awards
City's landmark £188 million library named region's top building alongside two other category wins

Business In Pictures

DTZ's new recruits Alan Vandrill (left) and Derek Lawrence

Building services team boost for DTZ

Birmingham office of real estate services firm strengthens project and building consultancy team

Mark Wilson, partner at Catalyst Corporate Finance in Birmingham

Catalyst advises on Fabulous Bakin' Bros buyout

Birmingham-based partner helped Dutch firm Daelmans acquire the well-known UK cake brand

HSBC launches £500m funding pot for region's SMEs

HSBC is looking to increase growth among West Midlands SMEs with new funding pot
Move part of bank's plan to release £6billion to small- and medium-sized companies as new report predicts year of growth
Martin Allsopp

Tough times ahead for the legal sector

Members of the public are already suffering from the cuts to legal aid and from March 20 will feel the effects of cuts to criminal legal aid.

Osborne's rabbit out of the hat is a game-changer for annuities

George Osborne
We have grown so used to bland budgets over the last few years that George Osborne's pronouncements a couple of weeks ago left virtually everyone flabbergasted.
Jaguar Land Rover will supply Virgin Galactic astronauts

Land Rover in Virgin Galactic deal to supply astronauts

Solihull-based Land Rover has revealed a long-term global partnership with Richard Branson’s pioneering commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic

Worcestershire Law Society president Iain Morrison (rear) with winners from the society's inaugural legal awards

Legal stalwart recognised at Law Society's inaugural awards

Bill Stallard among winners from Worcestershire Law Society's first President's Awards

Vote for your favourite movie to watch outdoors at this year's Brindleyplace Film Festival

Last year’s festival attracted more than 12,000 visitors, making it Brindleyplace’s most successful event to date

Richard Philpott, a partner at KPMG in the region and Midlands chairman of the R3 insolvency trade body

Insolvency risk falls for region's businesses, says R3

Trade body says new research shows risk of insolvency is dropping among key sectors

Videos & Photos

Jaguar Land Rover will supply Virgin Galactic astronauts

Land Rover in Virgin Galactic deal to supply astronauts

The Library Of Birmingham won three categories at the 2014 RIBA West Midlands Awards

Library of Birmingham sweeps board at RIBA Awards

Stuart Franks, Coltham Developments; Dan Anderson, Anderson's Bar & Grill; Mike Hargreaves, Coltham Developments; Jilly Cosgrove, Barques Design; Eddie Morse, EMC Consultancy; Simon Marsh, Anderson's Bar & Grill.

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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