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Grant Thornton regional managing partner Dave Munton (left) with new Birmingham practice leader David Hillan

Grant Thornton appoints new practice leader in Birmingham

David Hillan picks up the reins from Dave Munton who is taking on regional role covering Birmingham and cities in the North

H&S Legal secures Lloyds Bank's backing for St Paul's Square office purchase

Martin Hoare of H&S Legal, Jason Nash, relationship manager professional practices at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking in Birmingham, Adrian Shaw manager at H&S Legal and Nan Anima-Marfoh of H&S Legal
H&S Legal had been based at its rented premises on Spencer Street in the Jewellery Quarter since it was established in 2005

Business confidence stabilises during second quarter of year

Dave Munton, regional managing partner, Grant Thornton
The latest ICAEW/Grant Thornton UK Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) indicates businesses have seen a steady level of growth across a range of financial indicators

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Grant Thornton regional managing partner Dave Munton (left) with new Birmingham practice leader David Hillan

Grant Thornton appoints new practice leader in Birmingham

David Hillan picks up the reins from Dave Munton who is taking on regional role covering Birmingham and cities in the North

Martin Hoare of H&S Legal, Jason Nash, relationship manager professional practices at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking in Birmingham, Adrian Shaw manager at H&S Legal and Nan Anima-Marfoh of H&S Legal

H&S Legal secures Lloyds Bank's backing for St Paul's Square office purchase

H&S Legal had been based at its rented premises on Spencer Street in the Jewellery Quarter since it was established in 2005

Dave Munton, regional managing partner, Grant Thornton

Business confidence stabilises during second quarter of year

The latest ICAEW/Grant Thornton UK Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) indicates businesses have seen a steady level of growth across a range of financial indicators

Liz McKenzie, Craig Errington and Roger Dix from Wesleyan, with Louise McCathie from Birmingham Childrens Hospital, get wrapped up to launch the 2015 Big Bandage appeal

Wesleyan renews sponsorship for Birmingham Children's Hospital's fundraising campaign

Taking place on Friday July 10, The Big Bandage is a day of fundraising activities across Birmingham and the West Midlands

Mark Smith (regional chairman of PwC in the Midlands), Julian Wilkins (CBSO Youth Chorus conductor), Stephen Maddock (CBSO chief executive) and Graham Sibley (CBSO principal tuba)

PwC announces CBSO sponsorship deal

The support was announced as the CBSO bid farewell to its music director Andris Nelsons.

Gina Panopoulou, marketing director of Midven

Midven appoints marketing director

Gina Panopoulou has joined the Birmingham-based venture capitalist to support early stage businesses with their marketing activities

Birmingham and the wider local region remains an attractive destination for foreign investment

Greater Birmingham leads the way for foreign investment

More than 6,000 jobs created or safeguarded in the region on the back of 73 investment from overseas firms

Philip Osborn (right), who has beeen honoured by CIMA, with Edwin Josephs

Long-serving Chartered Institute of Management Accountants' stalwart honoured

CIMA board member Edwin Josephs made the presentation at this year’s retired West Midlands’ CIMA members’ event at the Charlecote Pheasant Hotel near Stratford-upon-Avon

Grant Thornton regional managing partner Dave Munton pictured with new Birmingham office partners Becky Eagle (left) and Sue Knight (right)

Grant Thornton boosts leadership team with partner promotions

In her new role Ms Knight will lead Grant Thornton’s 16-strong award-winning private client team in Birmingham, working with the region’s high and ultra high net worth individuals and their families

Midven backs Concierge Events in £100,000 funding round

Corporate hospitality company looking to target new business wins following fresh investment

Eden Properties director Darren Cutler with Matthew Ruff, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, and co-director Andrew Cutler

Eden Properties embarks on building programme with bank backing

Eden Properties, owned by brothers Darren and Andrew Cutler, is a full-service property development business, offering land buying and planning services through to the construction and tailored design of each propert

Peter Maskell, BHSF Group chief executive

BHSF makes second acquisition of 2015 with M3 Occupational Health deal

The deal is part of a drive by BHSF, which can trace its roots back to the formation of the Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund in 1873, to grow its occupational health division

Lee Currier (Natwest regional enterprise manager), Nathalie Agnew (Entrepreneurial Spark) and Abdul Shakur (local entrepreneur from Creative Arrow) at the launch of the #PitchOff in Victoria Square

Entrepreneurial Spark expands to India

In its first expansion beyond its native UK, Entrepreneurial Spark, named the most active accelerator in Europe having accelerated 352 start-ups in 2014, will open a string of centres across India

Giles Wheeler and Richard Parker from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, with Earle Wightman from the Fiddle and Bone

Fiddle and Bone refurbishment made possible with Lloyds Bank funding deal

The Fiddle and Bone, based on Sheepcote Street, had been closed for 12 years before it was recently purchased by local business owner, Earle Wightman

James Holroyd, who has joined Hargreave Hale

Hargreave Hale appoints investment manager at its Worcester office

Mr Holroyd joins the firm from EFG Harris Allday where he served as an investment director

Midland Bank

Speculation grows about return of Midland Bank brand as HSBC moves to Birmingham

The move would likely prove popular in Birmingham, where Midland bank – later taken over by the global giant – was established in 1836

Birmingham HSBC jobs boost still on despite major cuts

The bank said it was planning a reduction of around 10 per cent of its full-time workforce - but is ploughing on with shifting its UK bank to the city

JW Hinks new managing partner, Neal Aston, shakes hands with the firms previous managing partner, Paul Jones, outside their offices in Edgbaston, Birmingham

JW Hinks appoints Neal Aston as managing partner

Mr Aston will be taking over from the firm’s current managing partner, Paul Jones.

Gateley's chief executive Michael Ward called it a 'significant achievement' as the firm floats on AIM

Gateley raises £30m with AIM flotation

Birmingham-based law firm makes legal history as it becomes the first to trade shares on London Stock Exchange following changes brought about by Legal Services Act

Paul Twist (centre) with Grant Thornton's head of corporate tax David Hillan (left) and head of employer solutions James Hemphill

Grant Thornton appoints new share scheme head

Paul Twist joins the financial services firm after spending two years with HMRC and previous spells with Deloitte and KPMG

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A move by traders from the Birmingham Wholesale Markets site is a step closer

Birmingham Wholesale Markets vision a step nearer

Peter Salmon, director of BBC England

BBC chief Peter Salmon outlines expansion plans - for the North

Another restaurant could be joining Bullring's long list of places to eat

Bill's has eye on Bullring for first Birmingham restaurant

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