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The refurbished Five Brindleyplace, soon to be the home of Deutsche Bank which is one of the city's best foreign investment stories of recent times

More foreign investment in Greater Birmingham than any other region

The number of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in the Greater Birmingham trumped the 37 other regions, data for the 2014 financial year shows

Parts Alliance chief keen to 'safeguard talent' with Unipart Automotive buyout

Peter Sephton, chief executive of The Parts Alliance
Rescue deal saves 33 branches of Solihull-based company as Parts Alliance marches on to £1bn turnover target

Armstrongs expands with new office launch

Armstrongs directors Paul Farmer (fifth from left) and Peter Georgiades (second right) with the team at its new office in Nuneaton
Chartered accountancy 'investing heavily' as it launches a second operation in Warwickshire town

Development support wins for Gough Bailey Wright

Members of Gough Bailey Wright's community affairs Team, (from left) Georgina Curtis-Iddiols, Richard Harris and Tess Randles
Worcestershire PR and marketing agency to support developers hoping to build major outlet village near Cannock

Huge bill as storm floods bunkers at Little Aston Golf Club

Little Aston Golf Club
Six-figure clean-up cost as downpour ruins sand at one of city's best clubs

Business In Pictures

David Allen, director of Shortland Penn + Moore

St Modwen agrees Great Western Business Park sale to Wulstan Capital

The Birmingham regeneration sold the investment on the Great Western Business Park to Wulstan Capital for £365,000

Peter Sephton, chief executive of The Parts Alliance

Parts Alliance chief keen to 'safeguard talent' with Unipart Automotive buyout

Rescue deal saves 33 branches of Solihull-based company as Parts Alliance marches on to £1bn turnover target

Unipart Automotive collapses with the loss of over 1,200 jobs

Mark Orton, KPMG
Rescue deal save three West Midlands branches but head office and multiple sites have closed
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.

Jobs boost as Chinese manufacturer Detank invests in Coventry

The company, which builds heavy duty earth movers and fork lift trucks, has earmarked land in Coventry for its new factory – with dozens of jobs set to follow

David Fennell

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co achieves turnover of £172 million

The financial picture for the firm was revealed as it announced the results of its legacy firms - Wragge & Co and Lawrence Graham - for the financial year to April 2014

Fern Britton

Fern Britton guests at latest Journalists’ Charity bash

The former host of ITV’s This Morning will be talking about her life on Thursday October 16 at the Botanical Gardens

Zeus Capital helps Epwin realise AIM ambitions

Zeus Capital advised Epwin as nominated adviser and sole broker, including the £94 million institutional fundraise

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