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Thought police of Bournville leave a bad taste in the mouth

Cadbury has sent a document to Cadbury workers with a list of regulations on appropriate behaviour in modern-day Bournville.

Jaguar Land Rover to double the size of operations at Whitely HQ

Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) yesterday announced plans to double the size of its operations at its headquarters at Whitely in Coventry.

Comment: HSBC shows Birmingham can dream big

You might not know, but a national competition has been going on behind closed doors to be the new home of HSBC in the UK... and Birmingham won

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A scene from 1984 by George Orwell featuring the ensemble cast.

Thought police of Bournville leave a bad taste in the mouth

Cadbury has sent a document to Cadbury workers with a list of regulations on appropriate behaviour in modern-day Bournville.

Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover to double the size of operations at Whitely HQ

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) yesterday announced plans to double the size of its operations at its headquarters at Whitely in Coventry.

Comment: HSBC shows Birmingham can dream big

You might not know, but a national competition has been going on behind closed doors to be the new home of HSBC in the UK... and Birmingham won

The Nissan NV200 London taxi

Nissan Taxi delay: Good news and bad news for Midlands firms

Nissan puts its plans for new London black cab on hold

Osborne fires election starting pistol despite lack of rabbit

Chancellor throws a few little goodies into Budget but there were no magic tricks, says David Bailey

David Bailey

Auto Supply Chain shifts up a gear but more speed is needed

Contracts worth more than £1bn that were outsourced to overseas based automotive suppliers back in 2012 are now being delivered by UK-based suppliers.

Fighting a losing battle for Birmingham's tech sector

Despite Birmingham's prominence as a thriving tech and digital city, there's still a job to do convincing those in the capital, argues David Hardman

David Bailey

Coventry Gateway decision may see jobs lost to other regions

The Communities and local Government Secretary Eric Pickles recently turned down the proposed 'Coventry Gateway' scheme.

General business

Learning to execute strategy that works

Orthodoxy suggests that strategy can be reduced to 'standard' components which any student, of organisational leader, simply has to understand and, depending on the circumstances, apply.

A computer-generated image from the Snow Hill Masterplan showing major changes to the station

Financial towers in the sky - it's a dead canary

Copying the Canary Wharf model and its reliance on financial services is not the path Birmingham should be treading, argues Coun John Clancy

Solar panels against blue sky.

Sunshine's free - get it while you can

If the recent fall in global oil prices is sustained it could have a big impact on the affordability of UK renewables subsidies.

A hybrid car being charged

Alternatively powered cars: Hybrids - not electrics - lead the charge

At the moment everyone seems to be waiting for a 'game changer' in terms of a big breakthrough in battery technology which could see consumers switch over in a big way.

General business

Deflation and the dangers of 'turning Japanese'

Optimists argue that a number of things will occur militating against the normal problems associated with falling prices.

Sky and BT Sport have renewed their deal to show Premier League matches such as West Bromwich Albion against Burnley

Business as usual for Premier League as big guns snap up TV rights

Despite attempts by 'wildcards' Eurosport and beIN Sports, the status quo was maintained as BT Sport and Sky maintain their coverage of England's top flight

Driverless car testing gets the green light

The benefits of driverless cars are plentiful and more of a reality than we might realise, argues Professor David Bailey

London Taxi Company white cabs exported to Australia

London Taxi Company to build new Ansty facility?

London Taxi Company seem intent on building a new plant near Coventry, at the Ansty site, near to the Manufacturing Technology Centre and the Rolls-Royce operation.

MG Rover workers leaving Longbridge in 2005 after learning of the collapse of the carmaker

MG Rover workers still owed a payout years after this sorry saga

The Phoenix Four should still do the right thing. By directing the proceeds of the Deloitte fine to former employees, the FRC could show them an example, write Prof David Bailey and Richard Burden MP

Birmingham City Centre

Don't look now but the world is watching Birmingham

With Birmingham recently named as the Start-up hotspot for the second year in a row, and the UK's most investable city, there's no shortage of positive messages to give.

Lord Whitby in China with Covpress

Covpress illustrates why Chinese growth is unstoppable

Jon Griffin visits China to see the opening a major new factory b engineering firm Covpress

A Chinese link-up paying off for Midland engineering

Business columnist Jon Griffin is in China with a delegation from Midland engineering firm Covpress

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Calthorpe Estates eyes city's student market

CGI of The Franklin

Shaylor Group to lead renovation of former Cadbury's HQ

Zip Textile Services staff at work

Zip Textile Services expands thanks to Birmingham City Council funding scheme

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Graeme Brown
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Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
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Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
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Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor