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Burrito Kitchen is one of five West Midlands businesses named in the Lloyds Bank Enterprise Awards shortlist

Five Midland businesses make Lloyds Bank Enterprise Awards shortlist

As part of the bank’s commitment to nurture the top business talent emerging from Britain’s universities, there are three categories open to entrepreneurs currently studying - or who graduated within the past five years and have been trading for more than one year

Santander backs Atwell International with £600,000 funding deal

Russell Walker, managing director of Atwell International which has secured a new £600,000 funding package from Santander
Worcestershire manufacturing group will use new capital to expand in Asia, Europe and North American markets

Stratford accountancy firms merge with help from Lloyds Bank

Grenfell James, Jon Colebrook (relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking) and Chris Wood
Grenfell James Accountants and Accountax Services have become Grenfell James Associates after their boards identified the opportunity to combine the companies and expand their range of services

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Burrito Kitchen is one of five West Midlands businesses named in the Lloyds Bank Enterprise Awards shortlist

Five Midland businesses make Lloyds Bank Enterprise Awards shortlist

As part of the bank’s commitment to nurture the top business talent emerging from Britain’s universities, there are three categories open to entrepreneurs currently studying - or who graduated within the past five years and have been trading for more than one year

Russell Walker, managing director of Atwell International which has secured a new £600,000 funding package from Santander

Santander backs Atwell International with £600,000 funding deal

Worcestershire manufacturing group will use new capital to expand in Asia, Europe and North American markets

Grenfell James, Jon Colebrook (relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking) and Chris Wood

Stratford accountancy firms merge with help from Lloyds Bank

Grenfell James Accountants and Accountax Services have become Grenfell James Associates after their boards identified the opportunity to combine the companies and expand their range of services

Chris Loughran, senior partner of Deloitte in the Midlands

Deloitte posts fourth consecutive year of growth

Midlands contributes £135m to UK sales as sees UK-wide revenue hit £2.55bn

Currency

Strong pound threatens West Midlands' growth, economists warn

Capital Economics' Regional Chart Book for August suggests exchange rates are a greater concern in this region than others

Managing director Robert Smith (left) and technical director Paul Bailey, of Complex Cold Forming, which has secured a £1.2m funding deal with HSBC

Complex Cold Forming secures new funding deal with HSBC

Black Country manufacturing group set to create 15 new jobs on the back of contract wins with firms such as Ford

Santander backs Natural Childcare Company nursery launch

New base and a relocation signal childcare company's intention to expand

Andrew Harrison (RBS)

Regions continue recovery according to RBS

The bank's tracker, which looked at growth in the second quarter of 2014, says all nine English regionals have posted growth

James Hemphill, associate director in Grant Thornton’s employer solutions team in the Midlands

HMRC expert to speak at Grant Thornton employment tax forum

Neil Rollason is national strategic lead of employment duties at HMRC and responsible for rolling out the organisation's newly launched 'know your customer' initiative

Kate Roarty, Emma Clewes, John Stevenson and Siobhan Lloyd from Bloomer Heaven are taking part in the Great Birmingham Run 2014

Accountants from Bloomer Heaven are up for Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge

City centre practice was founded in 1877 and employs more than 40 staff at its offices in Edmund Street

Creative England launches new £1m fund for innovative SMEs

Industry body is seeking creative and digital companies with ideas to help the healthcare sector

Impacta expands Black Country base

HSBC backs manufacturing group to enlarge manufacturing hub in Bilston

The team at Jerroms and Harrison Priddey & Co (from left) consultant Cynthia Hammond, partner Richard Horton, managing partner Mark Eden and consultant Stephen Priddy

Jerroms and Harrison Priddey & Co merge

Combined entity aims to increase client base in south Birmingham and Worcestershire

Kevin Hodgetts, Haines Watts

Haines Watts adds new face to partnership

From graduate trainee to partner in 14 years for audit specialist  Kevin Hodgetts

LDC's Node4 buys LETN Solutions

First deal following LDC's investment in IT and data centre company last year

Andrew Lawton Smith, head of enterprise at Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, who advised Kennett on the buyout

Kennett Equipment Leasing acquired by Star Capital Partners

Finance company prepares for next chapter after buyout deal with European fund manager

Work taking place at McKechnie Brass in Aldridge

McKechnie Brass collapsed with debts of £3.8m

One of the oldest mills in the country amassed debts of nearly £4m

Torquil Clark acquired by Bellpenny

Skipton Building Society sells Wolverhampton-based wealth management and employment benefits business

Jatinder Dhaliwal, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, and Chris Brewer, deputy chief executive of North Warwickshire Borough Council

Lloyds Bank signs latest local authority partnership

Commercial team in Birmingham to work with  North Warwickshire Borough Council to streamline bank arrangements

Roger Buckley, M&A partner at BDO in Birmingham

M&A activity suffers worst quarter since 2007

Initial public offerings and lack of sellers cited as reasons for downturn in deals

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130 Colmore Row which is set to be transformed into a restaurant

Restaurant plans lodged for 130 Colmore Row

Birmingham's Michelin-starred restaurants: Purnell's, Turners, Adam's and Simpsons

Birmingham restaurants snubbed in Good Food Guide top 50 list

MG Rover MG6

MG on right road with special edition sales

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