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Emma Shipp, managing partner at SGH Martineau

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in merger talks

A combined firm would employ around 900 staff, including 150 partners, and see a fee income of more than £75 million

Electric Cinema fears allayed after apartments plans scrapped

The Electric Cinema in Birmingham City centre.
The owner of the oldest working cinema in the UK had feared the scheme would lead to its demise because of noise pollution complaints from residents

Aston Martin to extend availability of Lagonda Taraf beyond Middle East

Aston Martin's Lagonda Taraf
Now named the Lagonda Taraf, the vehicle will also be available in the UK, Europe and South Africa - but in strictly limited numbers

BBC can't ignore Midlands after licence fee overhaul, MP claims

BBC in Birmingham
Proposals for a catch-all levy to fund the BBC must mean it funds all regions fairly, Birmingham MP says

Plans for V Building site set for go-ahead despite Alpha Tower concerns

An artist's impression of the type of building now being planned at the V Building site
Proposals for the new residential tower block at the Arena Central site have been earmarked for approval by planning officers

Business In Pictures

An artist's impression of the type of building now being planned at the V Building site

Plans for V Building site set for go-ahead despite Alpha Tower concerns

Proposals for the new residential tower block at the Arena Central site have been earmarked for approval by planning officers

Emma Shipp, managing partner at SGH Martineau

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in merger talks

A combined firm would employ around 900 staff, including 150 partners, and see a fee income of more than £75 million

Goodfish acquires Powell & Harber thanks to Finance Birmingham funding deal

Ian Fairclough (Finance Birmingham), Nigel Tipple (Goodfish), Greg McDonald (Goodfish)
Based in Cannock, Goodfish employs 30 people and has clients in markets including the USA, Ireland, Portugal, Hungary and Poland as well as the UK
David Bailey

Coventry Gateway decision may see jobs lost to other regions

The Communities and local Government Secretary Eric Pickles recently turned down the proposed 'Coventry Gateway' scheme.

Learning to execute strategy that works

General business
Orthodoxy suggests that strategy can be reduced to 'standard' components which any student, of organisational leader, simply has to understand and, depending on the circumstances, apply.
Aston Martin's Lagonda Taraf

Aston Martin to extend availability of Lagonda Taraf beyond Middle East

Now named the Lagonda Taraf, the vehicle will also be available in the UK, Europe and South Africa - but in strictly limited numbers

Emma Shipp, managing partner at SGH Martineau

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in merger talks

A combined firm would employ around 900 staff, including 150 partners, and see a fee income of more than £75 million

The Electric Cinema in Birmingham City centre.

Electric Cinema fears allayed after apartment plans withdrawn

The owner of the oldest working cinema in the UK had feared the scheme would lead to its demise because of noise pollution complaints from residents

Chris White MP with Barclays staff at the official opening of the new Leamington Spa branch

Barclays opens new Leamington Spa branch

The branch has a new design and sees bank staff are in the banking hall helping customers rather than sitting behind a traditional counter

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Aston Martin's Lagonda Taraf

Aston Martin to extend availability of Lagonda Taraf beyond Middle East

The Electric Cinema in Birmingham City centre.

Electric Cinema fears allayed after apartment plans withdrawn

BBC in Birmingham

BBC can't ignore Midlands after licence fee overhaul, MP claims

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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