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Sertec Group looking to another half century of growth with BGF

Sertec supplies body shell components to automotive firms such as Jaguar Land Rover and Ford. The Coleshill-based manufacturer turns 50 this year and chief executive Grant Adams explains how two investments from BGF and its investor Ian Downing are spearheading another half century of growth

LDC launches Backing Business Ambition tour in the West Midlands

LDC is searching the entrepreneurial heartlands of England, Scotland and Wales to uncover and showcase Britain’s most inspiring and ambitious businesses

CGI of plans to build an electricity cost neutral building at Hub 69 in Witton

New Birmingham building to have no electricity bills

Green industrial project in north Birmingham said to be UK first as it combines solar panels and battery technology

Major plans for £125m Birmingham apartment complex

City developer Court Collaboration has taken over run-down site which has been the subject of countless stalled projects since the 1990s

Real Estate Investors has sold this Colmore Row property

Real Estate Investors in triple property deal

Listed group sells office block in Birmingham's business district and also buys retail-led premises

CGI of plans to renovate Assa Abloy's UK HQ in Willenhall

Black Country manufacturer plans £3m HQ renovation

Assa Abloy to introduce host of changes and improvements to its UK headquarters in Willenhall

From left: Ingenuity Digital Holdings' management team Julie Wood, Dean Skidmore, Lisa Higham, Dennis Engel, Richard Ellis and Ian Lloyd

New Birmingham funder launches with first deal

Frontier Development Capital backs team at digital agency Ingenuity to undergo a management buyout

Purity Brewing Company at Upper Spernall Farm, Great Alne, Warwickshire. One of the Purity delivery vehicles

Mad Goose and Pure UBU brewer Purity drinking to success

The Warwickshire brewery is enjoying sustained growth with the help of winning partnership with Tesco

BMW workers have already held industrial action at Hams Hall

BMW pension offer rejected by trade union

Unite held consultative ballot over car maker's proposals to close final salary scheme

Delegates take a tour of Guhring's new UK HQ at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub

Guhring unveils £12m investment in new Aston hub

German-owned manufacturing group has opened its new base in Birmingham which will create 50 new jobs and help it double in size

Great Western Arcade

Manchester Airport is opening a pop-up shop in Birmingham city centre

Airport says it wants to tell the people of Birmingham about its US routes and give away gifts and a £1,500 holiday

Fort Dunlop, Birmingham

Finance firm leaves Birmingham for new home

Insurance broker Premium Choice has decided to relocate from Castle Bromwich for a new home near Wolverhampton city centre

Toby Watley, Director of Collections, Birmingham Museums Trust; Deborah Smith, Curator of the I Want! I Want! Exhibition; Katie Robyns, Cheltenham Ladies’ College.

I Want! I Want! exhibition opens at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

​I Want! I Want! Art and Technology, is open to the public at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery until October 1.

More than 200 apartments are to be built behind the Park Regis hotel in Broad Street

New 17-storey apartment complex to be built next to city hotel

Next phase of regeneration of Park Regis site will see more than 200 flats developed on existing car park

Richard Heggie, Barclays; Sam Stephens, TBAT; Jenny Tooth, UK Business Angels; Will Gibbs; Octopus Investments; Juliet Rogan, Barclays; James Sore, Syndicate Room.

Barclays hosts event on funding for entrepreneurs

Barclays hosted an event at its Birmingham Eagle Lab looking at funding options for entrepreneurs.

Robert Lee, Wright Hassall; Ian Coulson, Mark Berrisford-Smith, both HSBC; Nick Abell, Wright Hassall.

Economic expert guest speaker at Wright Hassall's breakfast event

Mark Berrisford-Smith was the guest speaker at a breakfast event organised by law firm Wright Hassall in partnership with HSBC.

Paul Kehoe will step down as chief executive of Birmingham Airport next month

Birmingham Airport chief executive to step down

Long-serving head Paul Kehoe will focus more on his regional commitments with business bodies following his departure

Wavenet chief executive Bill Dawson

Wavenet continues acquisition spree

Solihull technology firm makes second deal of 2017 following £35m management buyout last year

From left: Colmore BID chairman Gary Cardin with board members Alan Bain and Tony Elvin

Colmore BID welcomes new board members

Hotel manager and transport consultancy director join board to work on business improvement district's new projects

This £20million shopping and restaurant complex will open this summer

The project will feature a new public square for al fresco dining and events

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