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Lee Cartwright, new managing partner and head of office at Mazars in Birmingham

Mazars appoints new managing partner for Birmingham

Lee Cartwright takes over top job from David Chapman who is focusing on his role as national head of acquisitions

Finance Birmingham funding for Nationwide Property Assistance

Paul Heaven (Blue Sky), Nick Haycock (NPA) and Graham Mold (Finance Birmingham)
Birmingham-based Blue Sky Corporate Finance assisted Nationwide with sourcing and securing funding for a management buyout that will enable the business to grow

HSBC economist to address Chantrey Vellacott event

Ross Northall, Suk Aulak (both Chantrey Vellacott) and Mark Berrisford-Smith (HSBC) at the last economic update event held by Chantrey Vellacott
Mark Berrisford-Smith, head of economics, UK commercial banking at HSBC Bank, will be giving an overview on the UK economy, including his thoughts on interest rates, housing, the strength of the pound and his economic predictions for the next five years

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Lee Cartwright, new managing partner and head of office at Mazars in Birmingham

Mazars appoints new managing partner for Birmingham

Lee Cartwright takes over top job from David Chapman who is focusing on his role as national head of acquisitions

Paul Heaven (Blue Sky), Nick Haycock (NPA) and Graham Mold (Finance Birmingham)

Finance Birmingham funding for Nationwide Property Assistance

Birmingham-based Blue Sky Corporate Finance assisted Nationwide with sourcing and securing funding for a management buyout that will enable the business to grow

Ross Northall, Suk Aulak (both Chantrey Vellacott) and Mark Berrisford-Smith (HSBC) at the last economic update event held by Chantrey Vellacott

HSBC economist to address Chantrey Vellacott event

Mark Berrisford-Smith, head of economics, UK commercial banking at HSBC Bank, will be giving an overview on the UK economy, including his thoughts on interest rates, housing, the strength of the pound and his economic predictions for the next five years

New regulations set West Midlands firms back £71m

Compliance with new regulations will cost the 99,000 small and medium-sized employers in the region an extra £725 per company next year, new research suggests

Charlie Robinson, investment director, YFM Equity Partners

Investment director will head YFM Equity Partners' new Birmingham office

Charlie Robinson’s appointment comes at a buoyant time for YFM Equity Partners and follows the recruitment of former 3i portfolio director Eamon Nolan

Grant Thornton's business development team in Birmingham, David White, Nicola Haldane, Mary McLaughlin and Ben Eason

Specialist hire boosts Grant Thornton's business development team

A specialist in working with professional practices, Ms Haldane joins Grant Thornton with wide experience in business development and marketing positions in law firms

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking's six new SME professionals in Solihull. Pictured, from left, are Martin Rowe, Gary Saxon, Kevin Curtis, Paul Warrington, Darren Riley and Nigel Arnold

Six specialist hires bolster Lloyds' SME offering in Solihull

Headed-up by senior manager, Gary Saxon, the team will be based at Lloyds Bank’s offices on Stratford Road in Solihull, but will also work with customers in Coventry and the wider Midlands

Simon Atkins, charity partner at Clement Keys

Clement Keys seminar to explore charity sector changes

Specialists from law and investment management firms will join Simon Atkins, charity partner at Clement Keys, to provide insights on how charities should react to the new Statement of Recommended Practice

Retailer Phones 4U has slipped into administration placing hundreds of West Midlands jobs at risk

Phones 4U slips into administration affecting hundreds of West Midlands staff

The mobile phone retailer, which was founded in Staffordshire in the 1980s, will close all stores today with almost 5,600 staff facing redundancy

Mark Smith, regional chairman of PwC in the Midlands

PwC grows revenue to £2.8bn

Midlands arm of financial services firm reports seven per cent rise in turnover

Darren Billinge, Lloyds Bank, Phil Westwood, Dunwood, and Keith Moore, Lloyds Bank

Lloyds backs Dunwood Travel's expansion

Dunwood Travel offers holidays for the over 50s, including coach travel, day trips and mini-breaks across the UK, and has additional sales teams operating from offices in Nuneaton and Coventry

Alan Hudson, AFH Financial

AFH Financial acquires Hindsight Financial Services

Worcestershire wealth management firm continues acquisition trail with latest buyout

Mills CNC managing director Paul Hooper-Keeley and sales director Nick White (left and right) with Gareth Farbon, corporate relationship director at Barclays

Barclays backs Mills CNC's management buyout

Funding deal provided to support next step in Warwickshire company's growth

James Cook, director in Grant Thornton's public sector team, who will lead its national work with Clinical Commissioning Groups

New national role for Grant Thornton director

Public sector team member James Cook to lead firm's work with Clinical Commissioning Groups

Ian Reynolds (left), new relationship director with Barclays in Birmingham, and head of the Midlands mid-corporate team Graham Nicoll

New relationship director at Barclays

Ian Reynolds joins team working advising clients with turnover in excess of £5 million

HSBCs Midlands regional commercial director Roy Harris

HSBC's Midlands regional commercial director Roy Harris set to retire

One of the Midlands' most well-known banking figures, Mr Harris will leave HSBC at the end of September

Neil Barrell, who has been promoted to partner at Grant Thornton after three years with the firm

Sector specialist promoted to partner at Grant Thornton

Before joining Grant Thornton Neil Barrell held a number of senior positions in manufacturing businesses.

New partners in the Birmingham office of KPMG (from left) Nick Harrison, Beccy Fenton and Matt Collinson with Midlands regional chairman Mike Steventon

Partner promotions at KPMG in Birmingham

Trio join partnership at One Snowhill as 52 promotions are made across the firm's UK offices

Coun Robert Alden

Future taxpayers face £1.1bn burden from Birmingham's debt, Tories claim

But after 20 years taxpayers will be spending more on debt, according to Opposition Conservative leader Coun Robert Alden

Pensions switch means directors taking cash over contributions

The switch to cash followed changes made by the Chancellor to tax rules affecting allowances for company pensions, according to researchers

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