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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

Former Rothschilds banker has found brass in muck

Daniel Long, co-founder of Clearabee
Investment banker gave up well-paid job in the city to move to the Midlands and launch a waste collection company based in Erdington

Lloyds Bank backs Formrite to buy factory

Geoff Neale, owner of Formrite Precision (left), and Oliver Dallaway, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking
Black Country engineering firm purchases premises it was renting to expand company and create new jobs

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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

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

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

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

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

MG Rover workers leaving Longbridge in 2005 after learning of the collapse of the carmaker

MG Rover creditors could receive another £56m

Liquidator PwC says further payouts could be in line as original administrators continue to pursue claims against manufacturer

Uniec Prestige has relocated to 30 St Paul's Square in the Jewellery Quarter

Uniec Prestige takes Jewellery Quarter office

Independent financial adviser relocates from Broad Street to new home in St Paul's Square

Shah Zaki (Orbis Partners)

Orbis leads team to seal Maven's £2.75m investment in Flow Communications

Flow is a provider of network infrastructure and IT security solutions, which was founded in 2008 by Nick Sonigra

Birmingham businessman Duncan Hodgetts, who has died in New York

EY adviser falls to his death in New York

Birmingham-based tax adviser founded dead on third-floor balcony of Michelangelo Hotel

Phil Davies, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking (left), and David Pass, managing director of Fortress Recycling & Resource Management

Lloyds supports recycling firm Fortress with new finance

Warwick firm expands vehicle fleet and secures contracts following £150,000 asset finance package

Coventry Chemicals managing director Steve Quinlan (left) and Finance Birmingham investment director Stephen Murray

Finance Birmingham backs Coventry Chemicals with £1.75m funding

Latest deal by funding stream will enable manufacturer to expand into overseas markets and create ten new jobs

Dudley Zoo chief executive Peter Suddock has been suspended

Mystery as Dudley Zoo chief is suspended on full pay

Peter Suddock has led the Black Country zoo for more than 20 years but it stresses the suspension does not constitute disciplinary action

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BBC at the Mailbox in Birmingham

Calls for more Midland BBC spending after SNP's £100m-a-year demands

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

HSBC completes deal for Arena Central HQ

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