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City launches hunt for housing developer

Major scheme in south Birmingham takes next step as cabinet agrees to start tender process for latest phase of 1,000-house development

'No privatisation' pledge from police and crime commissioner candidate

Coun David Jamieson
Ex-MP David Jamieson launched his bid for the post, vacated by the death of the party’s Bob Jones, alongside shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper in Erdington yesterday

LumeJet to present at 10 Downing Street

The LumeJet team (from left) chief innovation officer and founder Trevor Elworthy, manufacturing director David Lambert, chief executive Paul Anson and commercial director Miles Bentley
Printing technology firm will join other leading companies from sector to showcase emerging trends to the Government

Average West Midlands salary tops £30,000 mark

New research says region's salaries are on the rise, mirroring national trends

Unfair dismissal cases plummet in the Midlands

Fewer unfair dismissal cases are heading to court
The number of people taking their boss to an employment tribunal over unfair dismissal has fallen by 70 per cent across the region over the last year

Business In Pictures

Malcolm Smith, senior director with GVA, who has died aged 62

GVA director Malcom Smith dies aged 62

Mr Smith was a senior director who moved to the Midlands from London in the early 1990s but more recently had battled cancer

Alan Hudson, AFH Financial

AFH Financial enters Scottish market with latest buyout

Bromsgrove firm acquires Finlay Gow & Company and adds £40 million to portfolio of funds under management

Bassi's Real Estate Investors spends £7m on Warwick town centre property

Westgate House, Warwick, which has been acquired by Real Estate Investors
Birmingham property group shows no signs of slowing down in deals market after completing latest acquisition
General business

GM via Vauxhall is creating 550 new jobs in the UK

Vauxhall has a line-up of well designed, styled and engineered cars, with decent quality levels. The Adam, Mokka, Astra and Insignia - soon to be joined by the Viva city car.

Protecting your income is key

Money
Income protection is one of the least known and utilised sectors of the protection market.
Team Sky's Sir Dave Brailsford, Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas pose next to the new Jaguar F-Type Coupé high performance support vehicle

Special Jaguar F-Type takes on Tour de France role

The Midland car-maker extended its support as an innovation partner to Team Sky by designing, engineering and building a bespoke F-Type Coupé high performance support vehicle for the team to use during Stage 20 of the race

Peter Gate (centre) flanked by Meridian Private Client partners Philip Harrison (left) and Drummond Kerr

Associate hire set to spur further growth at Meridian

The arrival of Peter Gate, an associate at Russell Cooke for almost five years, is regarded as a significant coup by Meridian partner Philip Harrison

The LumeJet team (from left) chief innovation officer and founder Trevor Elworthy, manufacturing director David Lambert, chief executive Paul Anson and commercial director Miles Bentley

LumeJet to present at 10 Downing Street

Printing technology firm will join other leading companies from sector to showcase emerging trends to the Government

Chris Gregory, partner at Orbis Partners

Orbis Partners advise TT Electronics on Roxspur acquisition

The acquisition of Roxspur, which has annual sales of around £8 million, will form part of TT’s sensing and control division

Videos & Photos

John Dyson, John Harris, Peter Stienlet, John Stewart.

Stewart & Harris celebrate joining Patrick Parsons

Simon Lloyd, DTZ; Louise Brooke-Smith, Brooke Smith Planning; Simon Farrant, GBR Phoenix Beard.

Brooke Smith Planning marks 20th anniversary

Eric Parry Architects' sketch of the Paradise Circus development - it will design the building with white roof in the top of the sketch

Eric Parry Architects appointed to design Paradise Circus building

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