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West Midlands export surplus to China eyes £3bn mark

Region sees another rise in the amount of good heading east compared with what is coming back as brands like JLR and JCB lead the way

Former factory in Gun Quarter to make way for student flats

City planners have backed a project to demolish Charter House and replace it with more than 500 student bedrooms
Go ahead for London firm Knightsbridge to demolish old oil plant and build more than 500 bedrooms to accommodate Birmingham's growing student population

Aston Martin unveils growth plans at Geneva motor show

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer unveiles the DBX Concept at the Geneva motor show
Andy Palmer outlined the firm’s plans at the Geneva motor show, and said growth would come from a crossover vehicle, wider availability of its Lagonda Taraf luxury saloon and a new generation of sportscars

Birmingham charity aiming for yet another runaway success

Councillor Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Louise Francis, Business Development Manager, Fidelis Contract Cleaning Services, Jane Sutton, Ambassador, The Great Midlands Fun Run.
The League of Friends For The John Taylor Hospice held a reception to recruit over 400 entrants for a local fun run.

Radisson Blu to open hotel at Birmingham Airport

The Radisson Blu in Holloway Circus, Queensway.
The 220-bedroom new-build hotel is scheduled to open in early 2017 a stone’s throw from Birmingham Airport

Business In Pictures

City planners have backed a project to demolish Charter House and replace it with more than 500 student bedrooms

Former Gun Quarter factory to make way for student flats

Go ahead for London firm Knightsbridge to demolish old oil plant and build more than 500 bedrooms to accommodate Birmingham's growing student population

Andy Street

BPS Birmingham and Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP launch SME funding portal

The website has been launched jointly by BPS Birmingham, the organisation representing the region’s business professional and financial services sector, and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in merger talks

Emma Shipp, managing partner at SGH Martineau
A combined firm would employ around 900 staff, including 150 partners, and see a fee income of more than £75 million
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.

West Midlands' export surplus to China eyes £3bn mark

Region sees another rise in the amount of good heading east compared with what is coming back as brands like JLR and JCB lead the way

Councillor Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Louise Francis, Business Development Manager, Fidelis Contract Cleaning Services, Jane Sutton, Ambassador, The Great Midlands Fun Run.

Birmingham charity aiming for yet another runaway success

The League of Friends For The John Taylor Hospice held a reception to recruit over 400 entrants for a local fun run.

Steve McCabe MP

MP takes BBC Midlands fair share campaign to Parliament

Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe has called for a parliamentary debate after it emerged less than nine per cent of BBC licence fee money raised in the Midlands was spent here

Andy Street

BPS Birmingham and Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP launch SME funding portal

The website has been launched jointly by BPS Birmingham, the organisation representing the region’s business professional and financial services sector, and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership

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City planners have backed a project to demolish Charter House and replace it with more than 500 student bedrooms

Former Gun Quarter factory to make way for student flats

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer unveiles the DBX Concept at the Geneva motor show

Aston Martin unveils growth plans at Geneva motor show

Councillor Shafique Shah, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Louise Francis, Business Development Manager, Fidelis Contract Cleaning Services, Jane Sutton, Ambassador, The Great Midlands Fun Run.

Birmingham charity aiming for yet another runaway success

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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