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Andy Palmer, who has been appointed as Aston Martin's new CEO

Andy Palmer unveiled as new Aston Martin CEO

The Gaydon-based luxury car-maker said 51-year-old Mr Palmer would be responsible for all aspects of the business and “lead the company in its next phase of technology and product creation”

Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

Coun Robert Alden
But after 20 years taxpayers will be spending more on debt, according to Opposition Conservative leader Coun Robert Alden

Pensions switch means directors taking cash over contributions

The switch to cash followed changes made by the Chancellor to tax rules affecting allowances for company pensions, according to researchers

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Andy Palmer, who has been appointed as Aston Martin's new CEO

Andy Palmer unveiled as new Aston Martin CEO

The Gaydon-based luxury car-maker said 51-year-old Mr Palmer would be responsible for all aspects of the business and “lead the company in its next phase of technology and product creation”

Coun Robert Alden

Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

But after 20 years taxpayers will be spending more on debt, according to Opposition Conservative leader Coun Robert Alden

Pensions switch means directors taking cash over contributions

The switch to cash followed changes made by the Chancellor to tax rules affecting allowances for company pensions, according to researchers

Fears have arisen that the historic Wedgwood Collection will be sold off

Appeal to stop prized Wedgwood Collection from being sold

The Wedgwood Museum pottery collection faces going under the hammer to pay off the ceramics firm’s pension bill

Ian Starbuck and Angela Sheen from Johnson Fellows

Pair promoted to partner level at Johnson Fellows

Angela Sheen and Ian Starbuck have both climbed the ladder amid growth plans at the city firm

Ian Callum, Jaguar Cars' director of design with the redesigned and re-engineered Mark 2 by Callum

Ian Callum and Classic Motor Cars redesign Mark 2 Jaguar

The special Mark 2 by Callum Jaguar saloon - an 18-month project - was unveiled at the opening of the company’s new headquarters in Bridgnorth

Rises in bonuses outstrips overall pay figure

Total bonuses rose 4.9 per cent to £40.5 billion, including £14.4 billion paid in the finance and insurance industry, the Office for National Statistics said

Mark-Clapham from LSH

Property expert welcomes u-turn on rating appeals

Following a brief period of consultation earlier this year, the Government said it intended to significantly amend the procedures for making a rating appeal

Victoria Carpets in Kidderminster

Victoria Carpets returns to black under new management

Victoria Carpets in Kidderminster saw posted a pre-tax profit of £2.3 million, up from a loss of £3.3 million in 2013

Boarded up shops in Lichfield Road, Mere Green, which are set to be redeveloped

Developers lining up for stalled Mere Green scheme

Progress finally being made on long-awaited retail development in upmarket city suburb

David Maclean, who runs Packt Publishing - one of the firms taking part in Birmingham's first OpenCo

OpenCo heads to Birmingham as creatives reveal secrets of their success

Tech businesses will open their doors for a day to discuss their ventures in a bid to make Birmingham more collaborative

Chris Rawstron, partner and head of business legal services at Irwin Mitchell in Birmingham

Irwin Mitchell joins forces with Board Evaluation to host business briefing event

The session on September 11 will provide advice on a range of issues, from financial strategy to getting the board and senior management team right

David Spears (left) and Rowan Crozier from Brandauer

New man at helm of Brandauer

David Spears brings an end to 13-year tenure but will stay on in non-executive position

Paul Kehoe, chief executive of Birmingham Airport, one of three companies to save the city's baccalaureate

City firms step in to save Birmingham Baccalaureate

The Birmingham Baccalaureate is designed to give youngsters the skills demanded by a 21st century economy and was key part council manifesto

Opus Restaurant

New Opus bar to bring continental dining experience to city

Restaurant group to open third venue in Birmingham and sprinkle a taste of Barcelona on One Snowhill

Simon Millard, managing director of BuyWindowsOnline.co.uk (left), with DTZ's Jonathan Robinson outside the firm's new showroom in Erdington

BuyWindowsOnline opens new showroom

Manufacturing group launches new base in Erdington to showcase door and window range

New £3.2m funding deal from Santander for MSS Lasers

Warwickshire laser cutting machine outfit set to hire six new staff and bolster operations in UK and Spain

One Colmore Square, the former home of law firm Cobbetts

Legal action halts final repayments from Cobbetts

Lloyds Bank waiting on final payment of almost £337,000 following collapse of law firm last summer

Adrian Cartwright, Wakemans

Wakemans wins brief to lead Midshire Business Systems redevelopment

Property and construction consultancy will project manage £2.2m revamp of West Bromwich head office

Geoff Childs, managing director of Extraenergy which is now looking to hire 1,000 staff for a new base in Birmingham

Extraenergy to create 1,000 city jobs to take on 'big six'

Company which has signed up two million German customers since 2010 now eyeing UK market and a new large base in Birmingham

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Moseley Folk Festival

Moseley Folk Festival proves a musical delight

Ian Callum, Jaguar Cars' director of design with the redesigned and re-engineered Mark 2 by Callum

Ian Callum and Classic Motor Cars redesign Mark 2 Jaguar

Peaky Blinders creator to offer tips to budding Birmingham TV drama producers

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