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David Hillan, head of corporate tax for Grant Thornton in the West Midlands

Grant Thornton call on Chancellor to help mid-sized businesses

The firm is calling on the Chancellor to announce measures specifically designed to help mid-sized businesses (MSBs) in a bid to boost the UK economy.

PwC makes promotions in risk assurance business

PwC's Neal Smith, Rebecca Cooke and Dan Brew
Rebecca Cooke has been promoted to partner and Dan Brew and Neal Smith have been promoted to director.

Lloyds back Jeremy McGinn and Co Redditch move

Jeremy McGinn, managing director of Jeremy McGinn and Co , Mark Corfield, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and Nick Archer, financial director at Jeremy McGinn and Co
Jeremy McGinn and Co has relocated to The Old Church, a converted church building in Alcester Street a short distance from its original headquarters on Church Green East

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David Hillan, head of corporate tax for Grant Thornton in the West Midlands

Grant Thornton call on Chancellor to help mid-sized businesses

The firm is calling on the Chancellor to announce measures specifically designed to help mid-sized businesses (MSBs) in a bid to boost the UK economy.

PwC's Neal Smith, Rebecca Cooke and Dan Brew

PwC makes promotions in risk assurance business

Rebecca Cooke has been promoted to partner and Dan Brew and Neal Smith have been promoted to director.

Jeremy McGinn, managing director of Jeremy McGinn and Co , Mark Corfield, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and Nick Archer, financial director at Jeremy McGinn and Co

Lloyds back Jeremy McGinn and Co Redditch move

Jeremy McGinn and Co has relocated to The Old Church, a converted church building in Alcester Street a short distance from its original headquarters on Church Green East

Helen Drew, Midlands partner at national audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill

Direct mail changes could hit charities warns Crowe Clark Whitehill partner

Helen Drew, Midlands partner at national audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill, has warned a new tax ruling on direct mail operations could have a significant impact on charities

Chris Romans, partner and head of private business at PwC in the Midlands

Future looking bright for family firms say PwC

In all three-quarters of family firms recorded growth over a 12-month period, with a third saying they needed to professionalise their business over the next five years

Neil Sumner, who has joined PwC in the Midlands as a director in the firms corporate finance team

New director for PwC's corporate finance team

Mr Sumner joins PwC from engineering company, IMI, where he was global mergers and acquisitions manager

Jatinder Dhaliwal, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, and Michael Kitcatt, principal of Worcester Sixth Form College

Lloyds funds science facility at Worcester Sixth Form College

The financial package enabled the building of a new science unit on the college’s main campus on Spetchley Road

David Roper, regional financial services leader of PwC in the Midlands

Public trust in financial services sector remains low according to PwC

The financial advisory firm’s latest report into the financial services sector, How financial services lost its mojo – and how to regain it, was based on analysis of a survey of over 2,000 people

St Andrew's

Birmingham City mystery deepens as Yang Yuezhou takes large stake

Chinese entrepreneur now has 27.37 per cent share of Blues by sealing a convertible bond deal which wiped out loans

Darren Stephens and Ian Barnes from Deloitte's Birmingham office

Deloitte appoints new head of tax for Midlands

Mr Stephens, who has been with the firm for 23 years, is now responsible for a team of more than 200 tax professionals, including 15 partners

From left: David Willis and Lee Clarke of Barclays with John Hardcastle and David Hardcastle from Tesla

Barclays backs Tesla UK in warehouse move

Supply company doubles space in city and moves production back to UK from Pakistan

Lloyds backs Solid State with £4.5m funding deal

Electronic product manufacturer aiming to double sales and continue acquisition trail

Wesleyan chief executive Craig Errington with new apprentices Rebecca Larkin, Rob Barrett, Josh Bodley, Safiya Gordon, Jonathan Nelson, Callum Sheppard, Will Wasteney, Jonathan Darbinson, Katie Hook, Louis Jones, Sam Field and Josh Lawrence

Wesleyan hires next round of apprentices

The scheme is now in its fifth year and provides an alternative route for people to enter the financial services sector. The apprentices will be working across a range of departments including marketing, corporate audit and HR

Allelys Heavy Haulage in Studley

Allelys Heavy Haulage secures Lloyds Bank funding to expand

Established in 1959, Allelys Heavy Haulage offers a haulage and transport service to clients in the rail, electrical, petrochemical and fabrication industries, with the capability to transport abnormal loads across the UK and into Europe

SGH Martineau banking partner Naomi Tudor

SGH Martineau reappointed to Santander panel

For more than ten years, lawyers from the law firm’s banking and financial services team have offered advice on property finance, corporate finance and due diligence matters, working with Santander’s business banking teams across the Midlands

Dave Munton, regional managing partner, Grant Thornton

Growth continues for Grant Thornton

Revenue was up by nine per cent to £512 million for the year to the end of June 2014, coming on the back of double digit growth in the previous two years

From left: Keith Chadwick, managing director of Radshape Sheet Metal; Claire Carr, client manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance; Adrian Burden, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and Stephen Morrall, accountant at Radshape Sheet Metal

Growth on cards for Radshape after securing new £500k funding package

Company which supplies Bentley and Rolls-Royce has used the capital to buy new equipment for its factory in Aston

Deloitte partner Jane Whitlock with the 2014 graduate starters

Deloitte welcomes bumper intake of new starters

Financial services firm welcomes more than 60 new staff in the course of last month including those to its programme for graduates and school-leavers

JW Hinks' managing partner Paul Jones and practice administrator Trevor Fleming

JW Hinks continues growth with practice administrator hire

Trevor Fleming has joined JW Hinks from The Firm Solicitors where he was the practice manager and law costs draftsman

Tommy Pickering of the Preston Innovations fishing team

Cattaneo and Grant Thornton teams seal Preston Innovations fishing equipment deal

Preston Innovations is a match fishing brand and has a growing presence in the coarse, carp and bait segments of the market with its brands Korum, Avid Carp and Sonubaits

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