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Prof Philip Plowden has been named as the new vice-chancellor of BCU

Birmingham City University appoints new vice-chancellor

Prof Philip Plowden from the University of Derby will take up the role in September

St Alphege Place in Solihull

Tech company finds new home in Solihull

SOTI takes space at new St Alphege Place above the Carluccio's restaurant

Jobs threat as Covpress Assembly falls into administration

Hundreds of workers facing uncertain future after car part supplier struggles to find buyer

Richard Durkin, Director Capital Markets, LSH; Adam Ramshaw, Regional Director Birmingham and East Midlands, LSH.

Property experts gather for launch of the West Midlands 2016 UKIT report

Property experts from across the country attended the launch of the West Midlands 2016 UKIT report

Buyout expands Vinci Energies' foothold in nuclear sector

Solihull engineering services provider has acquired Meldrum in undisclosed deal

Fitness First closure paves way for controversial new Lidl

Budget supermarket group handed a boost after landlord serves notice on gym in Stirchley as it strives to sell building

Staff from Oakland International celebrate winning two Queen's Awards

West Midlands businesses recognised in Queen's Awards for Enterprise

Companies from across Birmingham and the wider region recognised in the annual list of business excellence

Mexican restaurant chain Chilango is planning to open in Birmingham

Mexican restaurant chain plans Birmingham launch

London-based group has designs on converting Colmore Row property for only its second venue outside the capital

Danielle Boyce, Freeths; Emma Harper, Stevie Heafford, Laura Thursfield, all Mazars.

Mazars hosts charity tea at The Cube

Mazars hosted a Ladies Afternoon Tea in aid of charity at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill at The Cube in Birmingham

From left: Head of HR Julia Tarpey and acting head of strategic marketing Harjit Sandhu, both Unity Trust Bank, and Midland Mencap's chief executive Dave Rogers

Unity Trust Bank supports Midland Mencap

Bank donates £1,000 to help charity offer support to people with learning disabilities

Debenhams has a strong West Midlands presence including in the Bullring

Debenhams places ten stores at risk in major review

Company also plans to shut 11 warehouses but stops short of naming specific shops which are threatened

Birmingham IT firm acquired by Arden Group

Coventry group makes third acquisition in the space of 18 months as it aims to boost its roster of services

Antony Greaves, BIMM Birmingham college principal

New Digbeth music school appoints first principal

Industry veteran who has worked with artists such as Coldplay and Amy Winehouse will lead new £4m school when it opens later this year

Why Midland manufacturers are worried about a post-Brexit future

Midland firms have raised some important issues about Brexit

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport passes 12m passenger mark

Record numbers pass through terminal which has seen a 14.3 per cent increase over the past 12 months

Why it is a good time to get a new job NOW - if you're looking for more money

You could negotiate some good deals with new employers for these important reasons

JS Wright will work on Dandara's new apartments blocks in Birmingham

JS Wrights wins £3.5m Dandara contract

Aston-based building services provider will install mechanical and electrical services at new city centre apartment blocks

Labs by London Midland hub at iCentrum in Birmingham

New rail apps aim to keep London Midland passengers on track

Rail operator working with Birmingham tech companies to develop innovations and ideas which are set to improve passengers' journeys

CGI of plans for the Smithfield regeneration

Cushman & Wakefield to lead Smithfield masterplan

Property consultancy will work with Birmingham City Council to find a development partner and create a masterplan

City centre businesses in water crisis after burst main flood

Top-up tankers drafted into battle to keep supplies going as repairs are made

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We don't want tiny 'Colditz' type flats in Birmingham, say city planners

Simon Green, Aviva; Stephen Malley, UK Head of Construction, DLA Piper; Chris Urwin, Aviva.

Aviva Investors tell DLA Piper's breakfast club why they're investing in Birmingham

Rush UK trampoline jumpers

Trampoline park rejected on health and safety grounds - but it's not why you think

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor