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James Hull's £100 million car collection, which has been bought by Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover buys £100 million classic car collection to preserve it for the nation

The largest-known privately owned collection of British classic cars in the world, it was amassed by enthusiast and entrepreneur James Hull

Poundland chairman quits to join Morrisons

Poundland
Darren Shapland to step up after six months on the board as Black Country waves farewell to Andrew Higginson

City launches hunt for Kings Norton housing developer

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

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James Hull's £100 million car collection, which has been bought by Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover buys £100 million classic car collection to preserve it for the nation

The largest-known privately owned collection of British classic cars in the world, it was amassed by enthusiast and entrepreneur James Hull

Poundland

Poundland chairman quits to join Morrisons

Darren Shapland to step up after six months on the board as Black Country waves farewell to Andrew Higginson

Houses

City launches hunt for Kings Norton 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

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

Average West Midlands salary tops £30,000 mark

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

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

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

Fewer unfair dismissal cases are heading to court

Unfair dismissal cases plummet in the Midlands

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

Selfridges Birmingham is having a Shisha Lounge as part of its Eid event

Eid 2014 boost for Birmingham retailers

The city’s landmark Selfridges store is expected to be among those boosted by Eid – which marks the end of a month of Muslim fasting

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

Julie Summerell, TR Fleet

TR Fleet goes Down Under for new company launch

Coventry firm targets Australia and New Zealand markets with new venture

East End Foods director Jason Wouhra receives his honorary doctorate

Honorary doctorate for Institute of Directors chair Jason Wouhra

Director recognised for his contribution to regional and national business and community work

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

Westgate House, Warwick, which has been acquired by Real Estate Investors

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

Birmingham property group shows no signs of slowing down in deals market after completing latest acquisition

Unite union’s top automotive official Roger Maddison

Union condemns decision to call in administrators at Unipart Automotive

Unite union’s top automotive official Roger Maddison said the decision by Solihull-based Unipart Automotive to call in administrators rather than seek a buyer was ‘very disappointing

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

Zeus Capital helps Epwin realise AIM ambitions

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

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

Barry Henley

Labour councillors push through controversial Conservative club scheme

Watford-based Gracewell care homes plans to demolish a building in Jockey Road for a new home

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

Videos & Photos

Visitors enjoy live entertainment at Colmore Business District Food Festival 2014

Record numbers attend Colmore Business District Food Festival

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

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