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Midland Bank

Bringing back Midland Bank would be right move, Birmingham historian claims

Speculation is growing that the banking giant will re-name the new ring-fenced personal and business UK operation Midland Bank

PwC's work on gender equality recognised

Katie Warrington, director and head of diversity at PwC in the Midlands
The firm has again been named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015, published in partnership with Opportunity Now, the workplace gender campaign from Business in the Community

HSBC reaffirms Birmingham move as speculation grows over Midland bank return

The banking giant has intimated it is considering moving its global headquarters from London - but its UK personal and business banking arm is still coming to Birmingham

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Midland Bank

Bringing back Midland Bank would be right move, Birmingham historian claims

Speculation is growing that the banking giant will re-name the new ring-fenced personal and business UK operation Midland Bank

Katie Warrington, director and head of diversity at PwC in the Midlands

PwC's work on gender equality recognised

The firm has again been named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015, published in partnership with Opportunity Now, the workplace gender campaign from Business in the Community

HSBC reaffirms Birmingham move as speculation grows over Midland bank return

The banking giant has intimated it is considering moving its global headquarters from London - but its UK personal and business banking arm is still coming to Birmingham

Barclays' Mark Mumford with Jim Lovell from Veronica House care home in Tipton

Black Country care home built with Barclays' backing

Veronica House, based on Leabrook Road in Tipton, is owned by James and Veronica Lovell, directors of Hunstone, and is managed by their daughter in-law Elaine with support of their sons David and Andrew

Rachel Riley will host the 2015 Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards next month

Rachel Riley to host BYPY 2015

Countdown star and former Strictly Come Dancing contestant lined up as guest host for 15th anniversary of award ceremony

From left: Ed Hill and John Baldwin of Baldwins Accountants with senior partner at Cox Jerome Philip Abraham

Baldwins and Cox Jerome announce merger deal

Black Country accountancy firms combine teams to create 35-strong team in Walsall as they now seek to grow client base

Jackie Field, Central Finance

Central Finance hires two banking professionals

Jackie Field joins the independent finance company from Lloyds Banking Group after 15 years working with SMEs as commercial bank manager, while Mark Durrant is a former HSBC commercial banking and loan manager

HSBC has now signed the deal to forward purchase 2 Arena Central

HSBC completes deal for Arena Central HQ

Bank formally signs agreement to forward purchase 2 Arena Central which will eventually house around 1,000 staff

Daniel Long, co-founder of Clearabee

Former Rothschilds banker has found brass in muck

Investment banker gave up well-paid job in the city to move to the Midlands and launch a waste collection company based in Erdington

Lucy Ainscough, EY

BYPY 2015: Lucy Ainscough, EY

We finish the BYPY 2015 Q&As this week with the third and final entrant in the finance category

Geoff Neale, owner of Formrite Precision (left), and Oliver Dallaway, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

Lloyds Bank backs Formrite to buy factory

Black Country engineering firm purchases premises it was renting to expand company and create new jobs

Sarah Bennett, Deutsche Bank

BYPY 2015: Sarah Bennett, Deutsche Bank

The second nominee in the 2015 BYPY finance category goes under the spotlight in today's Q&A

Prithpal Saimbi, Charles Stanley & Co

BYPY 2015: Prithpal Saimbi, Charles Stanley & Co

The first in our new look at the 2015 BYPY candidates meets finance category hopeful  Prithpal Saimbi from Charles Stanley & Co

Insurance group BHSF acquires rival WellWork

Fifth deal in three years for Birmingham-based insurance group as it seeks to expand nationwide reach of occupational health division

Deloitte advised MG Rover's owners and auditors during the sale of the car maker to Phoenix

Deloitte sees fine over MG Rover dealings slashed

Finance giant sees penalty reduced from £14 million to £3 million after succeeding in an appeal

David Thursfield

JW Hinks partner to take on part-time consultancy role

David Thursfield has stepped down from his position as partner at the Edgbaston-based firm after almost three decades working for the practice

Halfords CFO to join easyJet

Second senior executive this year announces intention to leave listed retail group

Catalyst's Keith Pickering

Catalyst Corporate Finance establishes Peruvian partnership

The partnership has been prompted by a surge of investment interest in Latin America

EY partner Andy Williams

EY appoints new partner to Midlands assurance practice

With more than 12 years’ audit experience working with FTSE 350 and large global organisations, Mr Williams joins from Deloitte’s Birmingham office having previously spent four years working in Sydney, Australia

Alistair Hayward-Wright with Gareth Wood

Hayward Wright expands with specialist appointment

Management accountant and business finance specialist Gareth Wood has joined the practice, which has offices in Redditch and Worcester, as a client manager

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Rick Cressman outside Nailcote Hall

Nailcote Hall expands thanks to Birmingham Post Growth Fund

Midland Bank

Bringing back Midland Bank would be right move, Birmingham historian claims

Jaguar's director of design, Ian Callum

Jaguar's Ian Callum lands top design accolade

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