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Birmingham is now starting to thrive after overcoming a deliberate policy to undermine the city following the Second World War

Birmingham finally bouncing back after 70 years says Centre for Cities

City is now finally overturning a deliberate policy to stifle economic growth lasting seven decades as influential thinktank reveals Birmingham is finally becoming a boom town again

Petition calls on Sajid Javid to oppose BBC Charter

BBC has come under fire over its spending in the region following the launch of the Post's campaign
New online bid from the Campaign for Regional Broadcasting Midlands urges Culture Secretary to stand against charter unless corporation invests in the region

Birmingham matches Rome for quality of life

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

Business In Pictures

View from The Cube by Reuben Colley

Birmingham artist Reuben Colley opens Colmore Row gallery

City artist's paintings of Birmingham will sit next to work from the likes of Warhol and Damien Hirst

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

Vicky Thomas, who has been appointed head of residential conveyancing at the Stratford-upon-Avon office of CBTC Rawstorne

Vicky Thomas joins Stratford-upon-Avon office of CBTC Rawstorne

Ms Thomas joined a Birmingham law firm 33 years ago straight from school as the office junior

BBC has come under fire over its spending in the region following the launch of the Post's campaign

Petition calls on Sajid Javid to oppose BBC Charter

New online bid from the Campaign for Regional Broadcasting Midlands urges Culture Secretary to stand against charter unless corporation invests in the region

Mark Merten-Jones and Richard Venner of Charles Stanley

Charles Stanley appoints investment management office branch manager

Mr Merten-Jones takes the helm at an office which has seen a rise in funds under management and administration in the past four years, rising from £110 million to £475 million

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Birmingham is now starting to thrive after overcoming a deliberate policy to undermine the city following the Second World War

Birmingham finally bouncing back after 70 years says Centre for Cities

BBC has come under fire over its spending in the region following the launch of the Post's campaign

Petition calls on Sajid Javid to oppose BBC Charter

Professor Adrian Furnham, Juliette Summerfield, Kirsty Davies-Chinnock and Jamil Qureshi at the Aston Business School Transformation For Growth Positive Psychology in SME's event at Birmingham's Botanical Gardens.

West Midlands SMEs urged to change mindset

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Business Reporter
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