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Paul Lynam, chief executive of Secure Trust Bank

Profit on the rise at Secure Trust Bank

Better than expected lending boosts challenger bank's coffers

Appointments reflect growth at JW Hinks

Lisa Boylan, Paul Jones, Jenny Lai, front row (L to R) Rebecca Wooldridge, Bethany Davis and Tina Yates
Joining the firm are tax advisors Lisa Boylan, Rebecca Wooldridge and Tina Yates, payroll administrator Jenny Lai and trainee accountant Bethany Davis

Grant Thornton internship programme continues to target tomorrow's talent

The 10 local students who spent a two-week internship with Grant Thornton in Birmingham are pictured with audit director Becky Eagle (centre front) and colleagues Ria Hitchens (immediate left) and Melissa Hollis (right), who helped organise the programme
Year 12 students came from a range of schools across the West Midlands, including CTC Kingshurst Academy, Solihull, King Edwards VI College, Stourbridge and St Peter’s Collegiate College School, Wolverhampton

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Paul Lynam, chief executive of Secure Trust Bank

Profit on the rise at Secure Trust Bank

Better than expected lending boosts challenger bank's coffers

Lisa Boylan, Paul Jones, Jenny Lai, front row (L to R) Rebecca Wooldridge, Bethany Davis and Tina Yates

Appointments reflect growth at JW Hinks

Joining the firm are tax advisors Lisa Boylan, Rebecca Wooldridge and Tina Yates, payroll administrator Jenny Lai and trainee accountant Bethany Davis

The 10 local students who spent a two-week internship with Grant Thornton in Birmingham are pictured with audit director Becky Eagle (centre front) and colleagues Ria Hitchens (immediate left) and Melissa Hollis (right), who helped organise the programme

Grant Thornton internship programme continues to target tomorrow's talent

Year 12 students came from a range of schools across the West Midlands, including CTC Kingshurst Academy, Solihull, King Edwards VI College, Stourbridge and St Peter’s Collegiate College School, Wolverhampton

Alan Hudson, chief executive of AFH Financial

Profit increase at AFH Financial

Positive first result announcement after switching to trade on AIM

Birmingham Round table meeting at Marco Pierre White Birmingham at The Cube, L-R Dan Day, Waheed Nazir, Neil Rami, Graeme Brown, David Bailey, Adam Ramshaw, David Maclean.

Smarter thinking in the age of austerity

Austerity cuts have forced Birmingham to work smarter in the hunt for inward investment, the roundtable heard.

Odyssey director Tom McCarthy

Odyssey Corporate Finance complete hat-trick of deals

Odyssey advised on three different kinds of deals -  an MBO, an investment and a trade sale

Pinsent Masons' Birmingham office in Colmore Circus

Pinsent Masons advises on Student Hall Fund deal

The deal will see the international property investment manager sell its Student Hall Fund, which comprises 2,904 bedrooms across Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Loughborough

From left: Simon Davies and John McKenzie of Lloyds Bank; Mike Forrester and Cherry Blumberg of Orchard Valley Foods and Mark Smith, Lloyds Bank

Orchard Valley Foods expands with Lloyds-backed acquisition

Worcestershire food company buys rival to boost client base and product portfolio

Mark Payton, managing director of Mercia Fund Management, based in henley-in-Arden

Abzena float represents a profitable return for Mercia's investors

Henley-in-Arden-based Mercia was part of the syndication that provided the recent £13.5 million in funding to the biopharmaceuticals testing company in July 2013

Nick Dawson, corporate partner at Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham office

Midlands sees rise in private equity-backed manufacturing deals

According to the latest data from Experian and analysis from law firm, Irwin Mitchell, manufacturers in the West Midlands were the target of 17 deals during the second quarter of 2014

Murray Carmichael-Smith, bcsAgency MD and Richard McNeily, Dains' business development partner

Dains works with bcsAgency to deliver new look

Accountancy firm employed agency introduce a new brand identity and redevelop its web assets

KPMG's Birmingham office at One Snowhill

KPMG to create new tax centre of excellence in Birmingham

The move to create the satellite tax centre of excellence comes as part of KPMG’s commitment to centralising its tax compliance services and complements the firm’s existing tax centre of excellence operation in Glasgow

George Cadbury, whose family was a Quaker

Quaker trusts are caught up in tax evasion probe

Scores of trust funds are set to be under the spotlight in a US-inspired tax evasion swoop

Begbies Traynor profits hit by drop in insolvencies

Annual results 'in line with expectations' as firm benefits from reduced cost base

Wesleyan, main sponsor of Birmingham Childrens Hospitals BIG Bandage appeal join forces with young cancer patient Seb Whatton (centre), at the launch of the 2014 campaign. Pictured with him are Jessica Wilkes-Reading, Gemma McLaughlan, Kerry Walton and Liz McKenzie from Wesleyan, with fellow appeal supporter Carl Ketley-Lowe

Wesleyan to extend Birmingham Children's Hospital sponsorship

By extending the link for a further two years, the Birmingham-based financial mutual will be able to help the hospital hit its £4 million fundraising target

Rob Gunn, Crowe Clark Whitehill

Crowe Clark Whitehill adds Newlife to client roster

Oldbury and Cheltenham offices to look after audit and corporate tax matters for equity release firm

Raj Mittal, restructuring director at Grant Thornton in Birmingham

Pre-pack report a step in the right direction says Grant Thornton

The Graham report includes several recommendations regarding pre-pack deals

CGI of Five Brindleyplace, home of Deutsche Bank in Birmingham

Eyes of banking world on Birmingham as Deutsche Bank expands

Expert says the eyes of the banking world are on the city as Deutsche starts to move hundreds of workers across to its new Five Brindleyplace home

Mazars transaction services team in the Midlands includes (left to right) David Preston, partner Julian Clough, Andrew Ross, new recruit Adam Foster, Andrew Mosely and Ed Tomlinson

Corporate finance demand fuels transaction team growth at Mazars

Adam Foster latest recruit to join accountancy firm following partner appointment last year

Ludgate Finance management team (from left) Steve Grice, David Grocott and Richard Mason

Management buyout at Ludgate Finance

Team separate from parent company Poppleton & Appleby sevens years after being founded

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