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Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau

Axe hangs over lawyers as Shakespeare Martineau plans 45 job cuts

It is understood the cull will largely be focused on the business support group but is also expected to see some fee earners leave

Legal & General plans major renovation for old Lewis's building

CGI of Temple Court which is being renovated by Legal & General after it acquired the building last year
Property arm of finance group acquired landmark site in Bull Street last year and will add a seventh floor alongside massive internal refurbishment

Assay Office revamp and apartment complex due for go ahead

CGI of plans to renovate the Assay Office in Newhall Street which is due to receive the green light this week
But developers must complete office renovation work before apartments can be occupied says city council

Former Office of Government Commerce chief Nigel Smith joins Obillex board

Nigel Smith, who has joined the board at Obillex
Nigel Smith is currently a non-executive director of Sepura and Sellafield

Aston Martin to expand apprenticeship scheme as part of growth plans

Aston Martin headquarters at Gaydon
The Warwickshire-based sports car-maker has revealed plans to create an additional ten apprenticeships as part of its Second Century Plan

Business In Pictures

CGI of plans to renovate the Assay Office in Newhall Street which is due to receive the green light this week

Assay Office revamp and apartment complex due for go ahead

But developers must complete office renovation work before apartments can be occupied says city council

Severn Trent chief executive Liv Garfield is among the top earners at listed companies in the West Midlands

West Midlands chief executives earn 50 times more than staff

Research by the Birmingham Post shows the gap between the top and bottom of the corporate tree is very wide but the regional figure here is dwarfed by the national average

Petalite bids to raise £300k to launch rapid smartphone charger

Leigh Purnell, founder and inventor of Petalite
Birmingham tech company has developed product which can re-charge devices in 15 minutes and is seeking new funding to start mass production

Don't let big salaries take attention away from the bottom end

Head of business Graeme Brown argues that the fascination with top-level salaries shouldn't detract from the real issues at the bottom end of the pay scale

Hitting the right notes in our duet with China

Mike Loftus on our attempts to understand modern China and its role in the global economy
Aston Martin headquarters at Gaydon

Aston Martin to expand apprenticeship scheme as part of growth plans

The Warwickshire-based sports car-maker has revealed plans to create an additional ten apprenticeships as part of its Second Century Plan

Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau

Axe hangs over lawyers as Shakespeare Martineau plans 45 job cuts

It is understood the cull will largely be focused on the business support group but is also expected to see some fee earners leave

Scotch whisky will be in abundance at the Midlands Whisky Festival on September 18 and 19, along with whiskies from all over the world

Merchants Nickolls and Perks prepare for Midlands Whisky Festival

The Midlands Whisky Festival, which takes place in Stourbridge Town Hall on September 18 and 19, is organised by Nickolls and Perks

Videos & Photos

CGI of plans to renovate the Assay Office in Newhall Street which is due to receive the green light this week

Assay Office revamp and apartment complex due for go ahead

Aston Martin headquarters at Gaydon

Aston Martin to expand apprenticeship scheme as part of growth plans

Lucy Porter, Lotty Harper Events; Satish Jakhu, Rubric Lois King; Mollie Wilson, Lotty Harper Events, at Rubric Lois King's Wimbledon-themed summer party

Rubric Lois King host Wimbledon-themed summer party

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