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New finance chief at Carillion

Zafar Khan will replace Richard Adam when he retires later this year

Team from Lion Picture Framing Supplies which is taking part in 2016 Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge

Hundreds of runners ready for Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge

More than 300 businesspeople have signed up with their companies to take part in annual Business Challenge competition

Julian Straker, regional director for the Midlands with ArchOver

New Midlands director at ArchOver

Experienced finance broker Julian Straker joins crowdlending specialist having worked in the region for many years

Jonathan Keeling, head of partnerships at Crowdcube (left) and Cliff Dennett, head of business development at Innovation Birmingham

Innovation Birmingham teams up with Crowdcube

New partnership will see start-up companies at the campus benefit from new deal with crowdfunding platform

From left: Charles Warrack of Johnson Fellows, Andy Partington of Markel and Cameron Thomson of Cushman & Wakefield

Global insurance firm Markel takes new city centre office

Firm moves to Cathedral Place in Waterloo Street in deal brokered by Cushman & Wakefield

BPS Birmingham Future's new chairman Tara Tomes (left) with outgoing chairman Rebecca Simkiss

BPS Birmingham Future unveils new top team

Chairman and deputy chairman appointed as new partnership launched in conjunction with Aston Business School

From left: Ian Butler, Kevin Smith and James Vickers, all Margetts Wealth Management

Margetts Wealth Management moves to new Jewellery Quarter home

Financial advisory firm takes up space in St Paul's Square as it aims to hit £1m fee mark during 2016

Wavenet undergoes £35m MBO

Solihull communications firm backed by Beech Tree Private Equity and RBS to continue acquisition spree

Why the UK needs more ARMs

Business Growth Fund's regional director Gavin Petken assess the impact of the sale of tech firm ARM

Shareholders are looking to Albion's owner in waiting Guochuan Lai for reassurance

West Brom shareholders try to stall £200m takeover

Fears for value of minority stakes in club after Chinese deal as Shareholders for Albion calls for protection of its interests

Last thing business needs is to stand still in uncertain times

Gavin Petken, regional director with the Business Growth Fund, offers calming words following the Brexit vote

Uber founder Travis Kalanick (centre) with Mary Matthews, founder of Birmingham-based Memrica, and the other winners of the UberPITCH competition at a meeting in Berlin

Uber invests in Birmingham tech firm

Famous taxi app has injected capital into Memrica which has developed a service to help people living with everyday memory problems

Average FTSE 100 chiefs' pay grows by £500k

Top bosses are earning on average 140 times more than staff according to a new report

Orchestra of the Swan is among those to receive new funding from Arts Council England

Arts Council England's £1.6m boost

Body provides new funding to 12 arts and cultural organisations in Birmingham and the West Midlands

How will Birmingham and the region's economy look in 2030?

Time to speak up on Greater Birmingham's economic future

Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership wants to hear the views of public and businesses to shape the economic future of the West Midlands over the next 14 years

From left: Stephen Murray, Finance Birmingham, Julie Mole, NatWest, Kath Jenkins and Richard Taffinder, Hills Numberplates, Ian Fairclough, Finance Birmingham and Ken Feast, RBS Invoice Finance

Hills Numberplates secures new £10m funding round

Finance Birmingham, NatWest and RBS all back historic Birmingham-based manufacturer to support its growth following a recent acquisiion

Lloyds has announced plans to close another 200 branches

Lloyds puts dozens of Birmingham branches at risk

Banking giant announces plans to close 200 branches and axe around 3,000 jobs in a second round of cost cutting

Go-ahead for Birmingham development councillors argued was a poor deal for taxpayers

Council leader John Clancy dismisses watchdog committee challenge to deal for Great Charles Street car park

Maria Thomas, newly promoted director in Grant Thornton's Midlands corporate finance advisory, with David Hillan, practice leader in Birmingham

New dealmaker director at Grant Thornton

Maria Thomas advises clients in mergers and acquisitions and cross border transactions

Richard Thomas, investment director and head of the Midlands at Palatine Private Equity

Palatine Private Equity's Birmingham office strikes first deal

Private equity house invests in affordable housing provider Westleigh Partnerships in £65m deal

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Turners at 69 in Harborne High Street

Birmingham Michelin starred chef reveals plans to open second restaurant in city

Alex Chance, Hana Smiddy, Sebb Stratta, Chris Edkins, Sharlene Benn and Mike Roberts of Take Flight Aviation.

Birmingham Press Club makes flying visit to Wellesbourne

Laura Bignall, James Bowker, Luke Pearson and Alison Hammond at the​ first ever Birmingham Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards.

Birmingham Food Drink and Hospitality Awards

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