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Matt Waddell, partner and head of PwC’s deals business in the Midlands

Three deals in a week for PwC team

The trio of deals were the sales of MIRA to HORIBA and Mark Group to SunEdison, as well as advising Prodrive Holdings on investment

Midland boss bemoans banks' 'reluctance' after lending fall

Johnathan Dudley
There was a fall of £5.5 billion in outstanding lending to non-financial businesses in June, the biggest drop since the it began collecting the data in 2011

Electrical distributor secures £250k funding line for expansion

Electrical Distributors (Birmingham), which has doubled in size in the last 12 months, plans to repeat the feat next year after the funding deal was agreed

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Matt Waddell, partner and head of PwC’s deals business in the Midlands

Three deals in a week for PwC team

The trio of deals were the sales of MIRA to HORIBA and Mark Group to SunEdison, as well as advising Prodrive Holdings on investment

Johnathan Dudley

Midland boss bemoans banks' 'reluctance' after lending fall

There was a fall of £5.5 billion in outstanding lending to non-financial businesses in June, the biggest drop since the it began collecting the data in 2011

Electrical distributor secures £250k funding line for expansion

Electrical Distributors (Birmingham), which has doubled in size in the last 12 months, plans to repeat the feat next year after the funding deal was agreed

Spearhead collect their Entrepreneurial Spark Pitching Competition prize

Entrepreneurial Spark start-ups rewarded

The gongs are organised by the business Hatchery, Entrepreneurial Spark, powered by NatWest, and partner KPMG

Jim Davis, head of sales for BFS West Midlands

Bibby Financial Services celebrates successful nine months in city

The firm announce it has also boosted funding to Midland companies by £20 million in the first half of 2015

Matt Harrison, who won himself a £20,000 Audi A1 with a hole in one at Olton Golf Club while competing in Investec Wealth & Investment's golf day

Golfer claims Audi A1 as hole in one prize at Investec Wealth Management golf day

Mr Harrison won himself a £20,000 Audi A1 with a hole in one at Olton Golf Club while competing in Investec Wealth & Investment’s Golf Day

Steve Day, managing director at Contract Flooring Solutions (left) with Ian Fairclough, investment director at Finance Birmingham

Finance Birmingham backs Contract Flooring with £490,000 capital injection

Worcestershire flooring firm expected to create at least 20 new jobs and training next generation of carpet fitters

Louise Everill, who has been appointed chair of ACCA in the West Midlands

New chairman for Association of Chartered Accountants' West Midlands network

Louise Everill, who joined Begbies Traynor in 2006, will have a two-year tenure in the ACCA post

Maria O'Donnell, associate director, Grant Thornton advisory team in the Midlands

Grant Thornton team advises Grayrentals shareholders on Hong Kong sale

The deal team worked with Grayrentals’ shareholders to provide complex transaction advice

Paul Lynam, chief executive of Secure Trust Bank

Secure Trust Bank boss calls for 'level playing field' in UK banking market

Paul Lynam, chief executive of Solihull-based Secure Trust Bank, has hit out at a new eight per cent bank corporation tax surcharge

Suk Aulak, head of the Birmingham office at Moore Stephens

Moore Stephens set for growth in city

The firm is set to strengthen its team based on Calthorpe Road in Edgbaston on the back of its merger with Chantrey Vellacott

Ed Sunderland, Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons advises Briggs Equipment UK on £200m development deal

Briggs is the UK arm of Briggs International, the world’s largest global distributor of Yale and Hyster Materials Handling equipment

PwC's Alison Breadon, Nick Hatton, Rob Moran, Stephanie Hyde, Cat McCusker, Andrew Taylor and Will Dowsett

Raft of partner and director promotions at PwC

The professional services firm has admitted a record 57 new partners to the UK partnership, almost half of which are in the regions

Villa Park.

Whole new ball game for Aston Villa as it trains budding accountants

Aston Villa Football Club teams up with college to offer career opportunities to disadvantaged youths

Grant Thornton partner Becky Eagle, back row centre, with intern programme managers Melissa Hollis and Rob Cross and this years summer interns

Grant Thornton runs third internship programme for talented students

Ten year 12 students from Midland schools spent two weeks with the firm’s tax, audit and advisory teams

Shaylor Group finance director Paul Hooper-Keeley (left) and chief executive Stephen Shaylor

Shaylor Group appoints new finance director

Family-owned construction firm recruits Paul Hooper-Keeley who brings more than 30 years of experience to the role

Andy Woolliscroft, LA Metals, Joe Mullally, LA Metals, Gary Davie, Shakespeare Martineau, Nic Hanlon, Natwest Bank, Jat Najran, DNA Corporate Finance

LA Metals completes management buyout

The buyout was led by managing director Joe Mullally and sales director Andy Woolliscroft

From left: Richard and Chris Sargeant, co-founders of Handmade Burger Company, with Finance Birmingham investment director Clive Broadhurst

Handmade Burger Company secures £600k to support Grand Central launch

Finance Birmingham backs burger business founded in Birmingham in 2006 to open third outlet in the city

Andrew Elsby-Smith, group finance director at Amtico International and Mark Lewis, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

Lloyds Bank backs Amtico expansion

Amtico International, headquartered in Coventry, makes a range of wood, stone and abstract look flooring

Chris Divers, business development director at Legion Trade Finance

Business development director joins Legion Trade Finance

Mr Divers joins Legion from Intelligent Funding Group, where he was sales director

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