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BPS Birmingham and Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP launch SME funding portal

The website has been launched jointly by BPS Birmingham, the organisation representing the region’s business professional and financial services sector, and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership

Charles Stanley appoints investment management office branch manager

Mark Merten-Jones and Richard Venner of Charles Stanley
Mr Merten-Jones takes the helm at an office which has seen a rise in funds under management and administration in the past four years, rising from £110 million to £475 million

Clement Keys makes two director appointments

Joe Bates, Adam Longmore, Rachel Daly and Ross Cocker from Clement Keys
The firm has seen an increase in revenue over the last 12 months and says it is currently seeing growth in each of its service areas

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Andy Street

BPS Birmingham and Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP launch SME funding portal

The website has been launched jointly by BPS Birmingham, the organisation representing the region’s business professional and financial services sector, and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership

Mark Merten-Jones and Richard Venner of Charles Stanley

Charles Stanley appoints investment management office branch manager

Mr Merten-Jones takes the helm at an office which has seen a rise in funds under management and administration in the past four years, rising from £110 million to £475 million

Joe Bates, Adam Longmore, Rachel Daly and Ross Cocker from Clement Keys

Clement Keys makes two director appointments

The firm has seen an increase in revenue over the last 12 months and says it is currently seeing growth in each of its service areas

Personal finance changes are more revolution than evolution

Peter Sharkey assess some of the key issues affecting the sector in 2015 ahead of the Birmingham Post's first 'Quarterly Personal Finance Report' supplement

Chris White MP with Barclays staff at the official opening of the new Leamington Spa branch

Barclays opens new Leamington Spa branch

The branch has a new design and sees bank staff are in the banking hall helping customers rather than sitting behind a traditional counter

Ian Fairclough (Finance Birmingham), Nigel Tipple (Goodfish), Greg McDonald (Goodfish)

Goodfish acquires Powell & Harber thanks to Finance Birmingham funding deal

Based in Cannock, Goodfish employs 30 people and has clients in markets including the USA, Ireland, Portugal, Hungary and Poland as well as the UK

Andy Currie, managing partner at Catalyst Corporate Finance

Catalyst Corporate Finance advises Aspen Pumps' shareholders on sale to 3i Group

The business was previously backed by Inflexion Private Equity. Under Inflexion’s ownership Aspen has seen sustained growth, focusing on product innovation

Blake Thomas (left), new head of business development at Grant Thornton in Birmingham, with David White, partner

Grant Thornton appoints head of business development

Blake Thomas, who has more than 10 years’ experience in professional services, joins Grant Thornton from insurance provider to the accountancy sector Abbey Tax Protection, where he was regional account manager for the Midlands and East Anglia

Paul Hooper–Keeley elected as new chairman for CIMA in the West Midlands

Mr Hooper–Keeley, who has been involved with CIMA in the Midlands for 16 years, has been elected to the role for a two-year term of office by fellow CIMA members

Wesleyan has boosted its service offering by acquiring loan firm Syscap

Wesleyan acquires loan provider Syscap

Birmingham-based mutual strengthens service offering with deal which adds 70 staff and two offices to the group

Mazars' Derek Carter

Mazars appoints personal tax senior manager

Mr Carter specialises in dealing with the personal tax affairs of individuals, having worked in the sector for 35 years

Andy Currie, managing partner at Catalyst, with new chairman Tim Trotter

Tim Trotter appointed as new chairman of Catalyst Corporate Finance

Successful entrepreneur with over 30 years' experience in the media and business services sectors joins finance firm

Wesleyan chief executive Craig Errington (centre right) congratulates fundraisers Jas Bassi, Jessica Wilkes-Reading, Malcolm Eggar, Liz McKenzie and Gil Infanti

Wesleyan smashes £250,000 fundraising target for Birmingham Children's Hospital ahead of schedule

The financial services provider, which advises doctors, dentists, lawyers and teachers, began raising money to support the hospital in January 2013

St Andrew's, home of Birmingham City whose parent company has gone into receivership

Birmingham City's parent company goes into receivership

BIHL appoints specialist arm of EY to manage finances as club vows it is 'business as usual'

Andy Mitchell, RBS regional director

RBS Regional Growth Tracker reveals 2014 was a success for UK regions

Despite the slowdown, economists at the bank estimated growth for many regions was at or above their historical average

Mike Kelly, business development manager for Investec Bank

Investec launches private banking services

Mike Kelly, recently appointed as business development manager for Investec Bank, will be charged with taking the initiative forward

Helen Benussi, Benussi & Co; Tammy Paleari, Eversheds; Cecelia Russell, Barclays, at Barclays' Beat the January Blues networking event in Snow Hill.

Barclays host networking event at Snow Hill

Barclays hosted a Beat the January Blues networking event at its offices in Snow Hill.

RBS chief executive Ross McEwan

Birmingham branch of NatWest gives bright sparks chance to grow businesses

Eighty entrepreneurs have set up home in the heart of NatWest's Birmingham headquarters in a partnership aiming to produce the successful firms of tomorrow.

Alex Bishop

Birmingham professional services firms 'deserve more credit'

The latest masterplan putting professional services at the heart of Birmingham’s growth must bring the sector the recognition it deserves

Midven seals deal to kick-start new tech companies

Seed fund will work with the Royal Academy of Engineering's Enterprise Hub and the ERA Foundation to support high-growth companies

Videos & Photos

Crowne Plaza hotels provides a backdrop as the diggers take down the former Central TV studios in Broad Street

Pictures: Progress on Arena Central and Paradise

Business secretary Vince Cable in a driverless car at the Nuneaton base of motor industry research body MIRA last year.

Call for driverless cars backing with Jaguar Land Rover 'years from production'

City planners have backed a project to demolish Charter House and replace it with more than 500 student bedrooms

Former Gun Quarter factory to make way for student flats

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