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Sue Summers, chief executive of Finance Birmingham

Finance Birmingham funding helps six companies in three months

The funds have helped create more than 120 jobs and safeguard a further 116

Osborne in talks to give West Midlands billions

George Osborne says Treasury officials are now in talks over major funding for the Birmingham region exclusive
Treasury officials launch discussions with Birmingham and the wider region over major funding package similar to that promised to Greater Manchester a few weeks ago

Dean of Aston Business School joins Sorbus Partners' advisory board

Steve Hollis, chairman of the advisory board of Sorbus Partners, Professor George Feiger and Max Thowless-Reeves, founding partner of Sorbus Partners
Mr Feiger has considerable experience within the financial services sector having held senior positions at both UBS and SBC Warburg in the US

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Sue Summers, chief executive of Finance Birmingham

Finance Birmingham funding helps six companies in three months

The funds have helped create more than 120 jobs and safeguard a further 116

George Osborne says Treasury officials are now in talks over major funding for the Birmingham region exclusive

Osborne in talks to give West Midlands billions

Treasury officials launch discussions with Birmingham and the wider region over major funding package similar to that promised to Greater Manchester a few weeks ago

Steve Hollis, chairman of the advisory board of Sorbus Partners, Professor George Feiger and Max Thowless-Reeves, founding partner of Sorbus Partners

Dean of Aston Business School joins Sorbus Partners' advisory board

Mr Feiger has considerable experience within the financial services sector having held senior positions at both UBS and SBC Warburg in the US

Levi Roots at the Custard Factory in Birmingham, kicking off Global Entrepreneurship Week on behalf of Entrepreneurial Spark

Levi Roots visits Custard Factory for Entrepreneurial Spark powered by NatWest event

Mr Roots teamed up with Entrepreneurial Spark powered by NatWest to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week

Birmingham-based Vivien Holland, who is heading Grant Thornton's new local government advisory service in the Midlands

Grant Thornton launches new local government advisory team

The new Local Government Advisory (LGA) team is part of the firm’s wider public sector assurance practice

Paul Keiser and Stephanie Flanders

Stephanie Flanders speaks at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management seminar

Stephanie Flanders spoke at a seminar at Barclays Wealth's headquarters in Colmore Square

Sue White, investment manager with Walker Crips

Walker Crips appoints new investment manager

Sue White joins Birmingham team to strengthen stockbroking division

Mazars' Birmingham office managing partner Lee Cartwright

Mazars boosts workforce by 14

The firm now employs 130 people at its Birmingham base, meaning staff numbers have increased by 32 per cent in the four years since Mazars moved there

Two Snowhill which could be the new home of accountancy firm BDO

BDO poised for Two Snowhill relocation

Reports suggest financial services firm is under offer to sub-let 25,000 sq ft from law firm Wragge Lawrence Graham & co

Tom McCarthy (left) and Adam Rowlands of Odyssey Corporate Finance

Hire boosts Odyssey Corporate Finance's Birmingham office

Adam Rowlands will be based in the firm’s Birmingham office

CGI of iCentrum which will now incorporate a mezzanine floor

New funding for Innovation Birmingham iCentrum's building

Tech incubator will now incorporate a mezzanine after project received £355,000 from the local enterprise partnership

Lee Currier (Natwest regional enterprise manager), Nathalie Agnew (Entrepreneurial Spark) and Abdul Shakur (local entrepreneur from Creative Arrow) at the launch of the #PitchOff in Victoria Square

Start-up scheme Entrepreneurial Spark expands in Birmingham

Entrepreneurial Spark, founded two-and-a-half years ago in Scotland, is launching in six UK cities, in partnership with NatWest

Prime Accountants director Kevin Johns with some of the new recruits - Kathy Moss (marketing administrator), James Goodwin (accounts trainee), Arvin Sud (accounts trainee), Jessica Henrick (accounts trainee), Jennifer Sweeting (accounts trainee)

Demand for virtual accountancy services fuelling growth at Prime Accountants

Prime, which also has an office in Coventry, has taken on 12 new staff since January, with a particular focus on its outsourced accountancy service

Alan Hudson, AFH Financial

AFH continues growth with acquisition of Knight O'Byrne

The deal to acquire the Cornwall-headquartered firm will add £51 million of funds under management to AFH’s total

Office worker

Midland businesses fearful of overtime holiday pay ruling

The decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) paves the way for payouts worth thousands of pounds to workers

David Hillan, Mick Verney and James Hemphill from Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton employer solutions team boosted by specialist hire

Mr Verney joins Grant Thornton after almost 17 years at KPMG in Nottingham, ten of which were spent specialising in employment tax in the education sector

Entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas at the launch of Entrepreneurial Spark in Victoria Square. The #PitchOff competition is encouraging local entrepreneurs to deliver a 60 second pitch to win a place on the programme.
Pictured outside the Entrepreneurial Spark Bus are Lee Currier (NatWest regional enterprise manager), Nathalie Agnew (Entrepreneurial Spark) and Abdul Shakur (Creative Arrow)

Entrepreneurial Spark programme launches in Birmingham in partnership with NatWest

Entrepreneurial Spark, founded two-and-a-half years ago in Scotland, is set to launch in eight UK cities in partnership with NatWest

Former MG Rover chairman John Towers told workers the assets of MGR Capital would be wiped out four years before pocketing £1m

Former MG Rover chief's letter sparks call for payout

John Towers, one of the notorious Phoenix Four, told former workers the entire assets of subsidiary MGR Capital would be wiped out four years before he pocketed £1m

Joe Breeden, managing director at Crystal Mortgages

Strong quarter for Crystal Mortgages as it eyes record year

Black Country firm says it is on target to break £500m mark for terms issued

Australia's Mitchell Johnson and England's Stuart Broad during the 2009 Ashes Test at Edgbaston

2015 Ashes test at Edgbaston 'will boost Birmingham by £26.4m'

The figure was revealed today by Marketing Birmingham with exactly nine months until the long-awaited England-Australia Test Match

Videos & Photos

CGI of how the Metro trams would look in High Street Deritend

Why Digbeth could do with a dose of Barcelona if we want it to thrive

CGI of Concord House, in Holloway Head, which is to be turned in 19 apartments

Pictures: Inside Concord House as show apartments launched

From left: Former F1 driver David Brabham, artist Ian Cook and chef director at Opus at Cornwall Street David Colcombe with the commissioned artwork

Chance to guest edit Birmingham Post at charity dinner

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