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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.

Learning to execute strategy that works

General business
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.

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

A computer-generated image from the Snow Hill Masterplan showing major changes to the station
Copying the Canary Wharf model and its reliance on financial services is not the path Birmingham should be treading, argues Coun John Clancy

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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

Future has never looked so bright for Covpress after link-up

Dongying prepared to play host to a historic factory opening which marks the latest milestone in UK-Chinese trade relations.

Cadbury factory in Bournville

Cadbury progress under Mondelez should give other Midlands firms confidence

The region’s other manufacturing businesses should take note and encouragement from what Cadbury's American parent company is achieving.

Supporters of Alexis Tsipras, leader of Syriza, gather during a rally outside Athens University Headquarters following its victory in the Greek election

The Greek election - what are the repercussions?

The victory by anti-austerity party Syriza will see Alexis Tsipras lead Syriza on the promise it will renegotiate the terms of the bailout Greece has received

A printing plate fitted to a cylinder of a rotary press during printing at Thomson Newspapers London Office circa 1950.

Murder trials, cheap suits and a hotline to a bygone era

The passing of former Birmingham Post crime reporter Harry Hawkes at the age of 86 marks another severance of a link to an era routinely viewed as a golden age for newspaper journalism.

General business

Time for real change to address inequality

Frequently change is driven by a plethora of headlines based on reports based on data showing why it should happen.

John Clancy

Birmingham doesn't always have to go for the bull's eye to win

Rebalancing the economy of the UK has become the new orthodoxy among all political parties. Rebalancing back towards more manufacturing, certainly.

PFA chief Gordon Taylor was one of several people apologising this week

No apology for being sick of apologies

The culture of mob rule via social media is starting to irk Birmingham Post columnist Jon Griffin

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200 Cadbury jobs axed in Ireland by Mondelez International

The Fiddle & Bone

Fiddle & Bone in Birmingham makes long-awaited return

Record number of Midland manufacturers invest in technology

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