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Beverley Nielsen: Showcasing the best of Midland design and innovation

The annual Birmingham Made Me Design Expo showed off some great Midlands innovation and design at Millennium Point as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Why Digbeth could do with a dose of Barcelona if we want it to thrive

CGI of how the Metro trams would look in High Street Deritend
High Street is a medieval street, originally connecting the centre of Birmingham at the Bull Ring with the village of Deritend, across the River Rea

Birmingham Chamber still packs a punch amid modern political bunfight

The 2004 vision for the Chamber of Commerce site in Harborne Road, Edgbaston, which never came to fruition
In Edgbaston, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce has been banging the business drum for the capital of the Midlands for more than 200 years.

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Birmingham Made Me

Beverley Nielsen: Showcasing the best of Midland design and innovation

The annual Birmingham Made Me Design Expo showed off some great Midlands innovation and design at Millennium Point as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

CGI of how the Metro trams would look in High Street Deritend

Why Digbeth could do with a dose of Barcelona if we want it to thrive

High Street is a medieval street, originally connecting the centre of Birmingham at the Bull Ring with the village of Deritend, across the River Rea

The 2004 vision for the Chamber of Commerce site in Harborne Road, Edgbaston, which never came to fruition

Birmingham Chamber still packs a punch amid modern political bunfight

In Edgbaston, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce has been banging the business drum for the capital of the Midlands for more than 200 years.

New Peugeot 108

Peugeot Citroen to cut 90 jobs at Coventry HQ

French car making giant Peugeot Citroen is to cut 90 jobs at its Coventry headquarters.

Birmingham and the Black Country look set to join forces - but what will we call it?

Neil Elkes on a combined authority

Greater Birmingham via the back door: 'West Midlands' or 'Mega City One'... it will make no difference eventually, argues Neil Elkes

General business

Lawyers - a help or hindrance in tackling Climate Change? - Part 2

The legal sector is a significant employer globally and our workforce is our principal asset.

David Bailey on a combined authority

David Bailey assesses the impact of the news that the West Midlands could be following Greater Manchester's footsteps and setting up a combined authority

Queen Elizabeth II is shown engine parts by chief executive Dr Ralf Speth during a tour of the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton.

Queen's Jaguar Land Rover visit masks a pensions storm in waiting

An internal shop stewards document was released accusing Jaguar Land Rover of "investing millions around the globe on the back of the sweat of the UK workforce" while gorging on profits of £10 million a day.

China flag

Winning Chinese Investment - Focusing on scale and proximity might be the keys

Both in the Midlands and across the UK we need to find some means of bulking up materially for the economic relations with Chinese city regions Liam Byrne aspires to be delivered.

Barclays

Do not believe the rumours - our banks are open for business

Barclays launched its Accelerator initiative to offer a three-month start-up programme for new businesses.

Signs on the gates at the MG Rover plant in Longbridge.

The MG Rover Phoenix Four must cough up

The Phoenix Four have finally run out of excuses, and they are about to pocket another million quid each from the wreckage of the car crash that they presided over at MG Rover.

John Towers

The sorry legacy of MG Rover's Phoenix Four

John Towers, Peter Beale, Nick Stephenson and John Edwards became the unacceptable face of capitalism with the closure of MG Rover nearly ten years ago after racking up debts of more than £1 billion.

General business

Lawyers - a help or hindrance in tackling Climate Change? - Part 1

Many commercial law firms have specialist energy, environmental and regulatory practices, and benefit a great deal from increased environment compliance activity.

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Steven McCabe: Sex, drugs and exit from the EU?

One of the reasons our GDP has increased is because of almost £10 billion extra being included to account for the sex and drugs trade estimated to be worth some £5.3 billion and £4.4 billion respectively.

Sainsbury's

Supermarket giants have only themselves to blame for decline

Retail giants Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Asda have forgotten what made them successful in the first place, and are ignoring the needs of the customer.

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham bids to shed 'Cloak of Invisibility' in moves to Combined Authority

Solihull, apparently due to its difference in political colour, is more reluctant to throw its lot in with the Labour-run metropolitans.

David Bailey: Just how far will JLR's drive into China go?

Jaguar Land Rover has opened its new assembly plant in China through a joint venture as it targets a key emerging market for car sales

The shell of the last Austin mini pulled from Longbridge.

Steven McCabe: Innovate or die - but will our bosses take the risk or spend the cash?

Longbridge car production factory Rover Cars, learnt the lesson that constant improvement and innovation is not optional if you want to keep your customers happy.

Cadbury in Bournville

Jon Griffin: Mondelez International takeover turns into a bitter pill for Cadbury

Cadbury Bournville workers have told to 'change behaviour and attitude' or leave the business

George Osborne

David Bailey: George Osborne's deficit-reduction plan is way off track

On current trends, government borrowing in 2014-15 will come in at around £100bn. The shortfall in the first five months of this financial year is actually higher than it was in the same period in 2013-14.

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Photo archive of inner-city Birmingham revealed 50 years on

The 2014 Birmingham Post Business Awards at the ICC

Hundreds gather for 2014 Birmingham Post Business Awards

Birmingham Made Me

Beverley Nielsen: Showcasing the best of Midland design and innovation

In This Week's Paper

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Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor