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Andy Youngman, sales and marketing director with KPMG in Birmingham (left), and Midlands regional chairman Mike Steventon

KPMG recruits new sales and marketing director

Andy Youngman charged with identifying and winning new businesses from firm's Snowhill office

Handmade Burger Company to open third Birmingham restaurant

Phil Davies, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial (left), with Handmade Burger Company founder Chris Sargeant outside the chain's Bullring restaurant
Chain to launch in Grand Central and three other UK sites after securing £400,000 finance package from Lloyds Bank

Investec Wealth & Investment co-funds Lord’s Taverners minibus for Victoria Specialist Arts College

England cricketer Chris Woakes and pupils from Victoria Specialist Arts College with the new Lord's Taverners minibus
Following England’s international summer of cricket against India, T20 hero Chris Woakes unveiled the accessible minibus at Edgbaston Cricket Ground

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Andy Youngman, sales and marketing director with KPMG in Birmingham (left), and Midlands regional chairman Mike Steventon

KPMG recruits new sales and marketing director

Andy Youngman charged with identifying and winning new businesses from firm's Snowhill office

Phil Davies, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial (left), with Handmade Burger Company founder Chris Sargeant outside the chain's Bullring restaurant

Handmade Burger Company to open third Birmingham restaurant

Chain to launch in Grand Central and three other UK sites after securing £400,000 finance package from Lloyds Bank

England cricketer Chris Woakes and pupils from Victoria Specialist Arts College with the new Lord's Taverners minibus

Investec Wealth & Investment co-funds Lord’s Taverners minibus for Victoria Specialist Arts College

Following England’s international summer of cricket against India, T20 hero Chris Woakes unveiled the accessible minibus at Edgbaston Cricket Ground

Sir Nigel Knowles, who has been appointed chairman of Zeus Capital

DLA Piper chief Sir Nigel Knowles joins Zeus Capital

Currently global co-CEO and managing partner of DLA Piper, over the last 18 years Sir Nigel Knowles has led its growth from a regional law firm to a global business with a turnover in excess of £1 billion

Formal Affair wedding hire firm bought out of administration

Managing director acquires own company after it suffered downturn due to reduction in weddings during 'unlucky' 2013

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

Nigel Bailey, relationship director at Barclays

Barclays backs Lander Automotive in £3m funding deal

Manufacturing group set to benefit from Jaguar Land Rover's i54 plant will use funding to install new production lines at Birmingham factory

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

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Major Birmingham property portfolio the Great Charles Street Estate put up for sale

Michael Buble on stage in concert at the NIA in March

Michael Bublé to perform as NIA renamed the Barclaycard Arena

Birmingham Post Business Awards

Deadline extended for Birmingham Post Business Awards 2014

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