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Colosseum in Rome which has the same quality of life as Birmingham, suggests a new study

Birmingham matches Rome for quality of life

New research places city on a par with Italian capital and above Glasgow, Miami and Hong Kong in ranking of best places to live and work

Seven Capital appoints CWA to city centre developments

CWA director Steve Wedge
Jewellery Quarter engineering consultancy continues ongoing relationship with property investor as it ploughs £150m in Birmingham's residential market

Five lawyers make move from DWF to Shoosmiths

Roger Potgieter, who is joining the Shoosmiths team in Birmingham
Partner Roger Potgieter and solicitor Charlotte Healey will join the team in Birmingham, while Janet Dalton becomes the new head of Shoosmiths’ financial services team in Manchester, joined there by associates Suzanne Taylor and Aleea Bhatoo

Chris Bryant MP outlines Labour's arts and culture pledges during Fazeley Studios speech

Lara Ratnaraja, freelance creative industries consultant; Dave Peebles, The Custard Factory; Chris Bryant, MP and John Kampfner, Creative Industries Federation
“I cannot stand before you today and promise the same doubling and trebling of budgets because we live in a different world at the moment.”

Aston Martin launches DBX Concept at Geneva Motor Show

Warwickshire manufacturer says it is aiming to redefine the luxury GT segment with this all-electric car

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CWA director Steve Wedge

Seven Capital appoints CWA to city centre developments

Jewellery Quarter engineering consultancy continues ongoing relationship with property investor as it ploughs £150m in Birmingham's residential market

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.
Peter Gray, manufacturing manager at Land Rover's Solihull plant, Al Sutton, co-founder of Troop Aid and Invictus athlete Clive Smith, a double amputee and Troop Aid beneficiary

Land Rover donates Defender to Troop Aid charity

The Defender, which is now in its final year of production, will help transport equipment and basic necessities for soldiers arriving at UK MOD hospital units, including the Queen Elizabeth in Birmingham

Roger Potgieter, who is joining the Shoosmiths team in Birmingham

Five lawyers make move from DWF to Shoosmiths

Partner Roger Potgieter and solicitor Charlotte Healey will join the team in Birmingham, while Janet Dalton becomes the new head of Shoosmiths’ financial services team in Manchester, joined there by associates Suzanne Taylor and Aleea Bhatoo

Lara Ratnaraja, freelance creative industries consultant; Dave Peebles, The Custard Factory; Chris Bryant, MP and John Kampfner, Creative Industries Federation

Chris Bryant MP outlines Labour's arts and culture pledges during Fazeley Studios speech

MPs tells delegates he cannot promise the same doubling and trebling of budgets because society lives in a different world at the moment

Joe Bates, Adam Longmore, Rachel Daly and Ross Cocker from Clement Keys

Clement Keys makes two director appointments

The firm has seen an increase in revenue over the last 12 months and says it is currently seeing growth in each of its service areas

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Colosseum in Rome which has the same quality of life as Birmingham, suggests a new study

Birmingham matches Rome for quality of life

CWA director Steve Wedge

Seven Capital appoints CWA to city centre developments

Lara Ratnaraja, freelance creative industries consultant; Dave Peebles, The Custard Factory; Chris Bryant, MP and John Kampfner, Creative Industries Federation

Chris Bryant MP outlines Labour's arts and culture pledges during Fazeley Studios speech

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