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Plans for the redevelopment of Birmingham's former Central Fire Station

Central Fire Station developer praise for response to 'tombstone' criticism

Watkins Jones is converting the 1930s former fire station at Lancaster Circus into student accommodation and initially wanted to put a 26 storey tower block in the listed building’s internal courtyard

European artists and regeneration experts to light up Longbridge

Lotus Dome artwork by Studio Roosegaarde
For nearly a century the area was dominated by one of the largest car factories in the world until the devastating collapse of MG Rover in 2005

Harris Lamb appoints new surveyor in Birmingham

Kirstie Loakes has joined Harris Lamb
Kirstie Loakes joins the business from Jones Lang LaSalle and has previous experience with DTZ and GVA

Birmingham defence firm McGeoch Technology still fighting fit after nearly 200 years' service

The McGeoch Technology shop floor in Birmingham in 1945
Birmingham defence company McGeoch Technology, which can trace its history back almost 200 years, has won a string of lucrative deals.

Hundreds of Staffordshire jobs axed after Phones 4u collapse

Administrator PwC has made 628 redundancies among head office and telesales staff at Phones 4u's Newcastle-under-Lyme offices

Business In Pictures

Kirstie Loakes has joined Harris Lamb

Harris Lamb appoints new surveyor in Birmingham

Kirstie Loakes joins the business from Jones Lang LaSalle and has previous experience with DTZ and GVA

Birmingham Pride chairman Lawrence Barton, who owns the Nightingale Club, among other Southside venues

Birmingham firm GB Training secures £1.4m apprenticeships deal

GB Training says the one-year contract with the Skills Funding Agency is one of the largest single contracts it has secured in recent years

99p Stores appoints Harris Lamb for Midlands expansion drive

David Walton, Harris Lamb
Birmingham planning consultancy will lead the hunt for new sites across the region and north of England
David Bailey

David Bailey: Europe's car market continues to edge upwards as Eurozone stagnates

Europe's auto industry has been badly damaged by the ongoing fallout from the global financial crisis and credit crunch.

Trevor Law: Invest without emotion for cold, hard cash

General business
For many years academics studying stock markets have been trying to persuade investors that markets are efficient.
MG's latest MG3 personalisation design concept

MG's newest designer showcases talents at London Design Week

An MG3 concept display car, featuring a trio of new graphics created by designer Louise Thorburn, was on show at Superbrands

Martyn Morgan, Stuart Thomas, Mark Hodgson, Louise Jones, Gill Bowskill, James Gwilliams, Andrew Wakeman, Peter Hill, Peter Adkins and Mary Mocklow of QualitySolicitors Talbots

Award for QualitySolicitors Talbots' director

Mary Mocklow of QualitySolicitors Talbots picked up the award at the network’s Annual Conference and Awards 2014

Faye Callaghan receives her Rising Star award

Prova PR account manager wins Rising Star honour at national awards

Ms Callaghan’s Rising Star award marks the first time a winner of this category has worked for an agency rather than a manufacturer’s press office

Ross Northall, Suk Aulak (both Chantrey Vellacott) and Mark Berrisford-Smith (HSBC) at the last economic update event held by Chantrey Vellacott

HSBC economist to address Chantrey Vellacott event

Mark Berrisford-Smith, head of economics, UK commercial banking at HSBC Bank, will be giving an overview on the UK economy, including his thoughts on interest rates, housing, the strength of the pound and his economic predictions for the next five years

Videos & Photos

The roof at New Street Station has been completed

New Street Station: new images show completed roof work

The City of Colours festival will make a second outing next year and expand from one day to two

City of Colours street art festival set to double next year

Pictures: Inside Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works

In This Week's Paper


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