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Decision day on major 270ft tower hotel for Birmingham city centre

New tower block hotel to be built opposite John Lewis, Grand Central and New Station

Curium Solutions co-founders James Farrow (left) and twin Adam

New city centre home for Curium Solutions

Change management consultancy moves to new base in the Colmore Business District after doubling team over last two years

Tim Andrews has stepped down as managing director of Hollywood Monster

Hollywood Monster MD steps down to pursue new projects

Tim Andrews is replaced by sales director Simon McKenzie has company looks forward to new era

Team from Lion Picture Framing Supplies which is taking part in 2016 Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge

Hundreds of runners ready for Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge

More than 300 businesspeople have signed up with their companies to take part in annual Business Challenge competition

Limited edition Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante

Aston Martin unveils limited edition convertible

Latest new sports car from Warwickshire manufacturer will have limited production run of 99 vehicles

Birmingham Airport team celebrates reaching 11 million passengers in the 12 months between August 2015 and 2016

Birmingham Airport records busiest year in its history

Eleven million passengers have passed through the transport hub since August 2015 with the airport now targeting 12 million over next year

Giant pay gap between male and female bosses RISES in the Midlands

Damning new data released today reveals the gender pay gap for managers stands at 23.8 per cent and has actually increased in the past year

More West Midlands people are becoming self-employed

Extra 35,000 workers in the region are now self-employed compared with the start of the recession

Julian Straker, regional director for the Midlands with ArchOver

New Midlands director at ArchOver

Experienced finance broker Julian Straker joins crowdlending specialist having worked in the region for many years

Steve Price, creative director, Superdream

Creative director joins Superdream

Worcestershire PR and advertising agency appoints industry veteran Steve Price to target new markets and clients

Jonathan Keeling, head of partnerships at Crowdcube (left) and Cliff Dennett, head of business development at Innovation Birmingham

Innovation Birmingham teams up with Crowdcube

New partnership will see start-up companies at the campus benefit from new deal with crowdfunding platform

Chuka Umunna (seated, Labour's then shadow business secretary), Perry Barr MP Khalid Mahmood and TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady meeting apprentices at EEF's technology training centre in Aston

EEF's new Aston training hub to open later this year

Manufacturers' organisation is putting the finishing touches to £5 million addition to technology hub which will train 400 apprentice a year

Rob Smith, disabled athlete and founder of Birmingham-based Active Hands

Birmingham entrepreneur and athlete to meet investors at Paralympics

Rob Smith will showcase his gym pack which helps people with grip problems exercise to investors in a bid to crack South American markets

From left: Charles Warrack of Johnson Fellows, Andy Partington of Markel and Cameron Thomson of Cushman & Wakefield

Global insurance firm Markel takes new city centre office

Firm moves to Cathedral Place in Waterloo Street in deal brokered by Cushman & Wakefield

From left: Mark Dakeyne and Gary Cooksey, directors of Emms Gilmore Liberson, with Jilly Cosgrove, director of Barques

Barques wins brief from Emms Gilmore Liberson

Jewellery Quarter digital and PR agency to help law firm raise its profile

34-35 Ludgate Hill (blue doors) is to be converted into a new restaurant

Jewellery Quarter to welcome another new restaurant

Yet more plans revealed to expand night-time economy in busy Birmingham district as architects outline conversion project

Alex Chance, Hana Smiddy, Sebb Stratta, Chris Edkins, Sharlene Benn and Mike Roberts of Take Flight Aviation.

Birmingham Press Club makes flying visit to Wellesbourne

​Birmingham Press Club visited Take Flight Aviation at Wellesbourne Airfield, near Stratford-upon-Avon, for an evening social event

Laura Bignall, James Bowker, Luke Pearson and Alison Hammond at the​ first ever Birmingham Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards.

Birmingham Food Drink and Hospitality Awards

The hospitality industry were out in force to celebrate the​ first ever Birmingham Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards

Danielle Boyce, Rachelle Tuft, Kalvinder Kaur, Charlotte Buckell, Joanna Rocks, Laura Wainwright, Temp of the Year Winners, at Katie Bard's 12th annual Temp of the Year awards.

Temp of the Year Awards 2016 were held at Bar Opus

Charlotte Buckell was named Temp of the Year 2016 at recruitment firm Katie Bard’s 12th annual awards

John Wright Operations Director; Odu Bamgbose, General Manager; and Andy Aldrich, Owner, at the launch of Viva Brazil in Bennetts Hill.

Brazilian steak house opens in Birmingham

Viva Brazil opened in the grade II listed building, 7 Bennetts Hill, following a dramatic transformation into an authentic Brazilian steak house

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Alex Chance, Hana Smiddy, Sebb Stratta, Chris Edkins, Sharlene Benn and Mike Roberts of Take Flight Aviation.

Birmingham Press Club makes flying visit to Wellesbourne

Laura Bignall, James Bowker, Luke Pearson and Alison Hammond at the​ first ever Birmingham Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards.

Birmingham Food Drink and Hospitality Awards

Danielle Boyce, Rachelle Tuft, Kalvinder Kaur, Charlotte Buckell, Joanna Rocks, Laura Wainwright, Temp of the Year Winners, at Katie Bard's 12th annual Temp of the Year awards.

Temp of the Year Awards 2016 were held at Bar Opus

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