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Peter Matthews, Arthur J Gallagher's regional managing director for the Midlands

Oval Group to become part of Arthur J Gallagher brand following acquisition

The combined business has created one of the UK’s top three commercial retail insurance brokers

Birmingham Chamber House could be demolished over £4m pension deficit

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce House in Edgbaston
Executives at the business organisation are hopeful of resurrecting a ten-year old project to demolish Chamber of Commerce House and build a new headquarters

National Audit Office confirms Sir Albert's 'jaws of dooms' narrative over council cuts

Birmingham City Council
New report into local government finance says funding cuts of 37 per cent over past four years have left more than half of councils at risk of failing to meet budget plans

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Peter Matthews, Arthur J Gallagher's regional managing director for the Midlands

Oval Group to become part of Arthur J Gallagher brand following acquisition

The combined business has created one of the UK’s top three commercial retail insurance brokers

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce House in Edgbaston

Birmingham Chamber House could be demolished over £4m pension deficit

Executives at the business organisation are hopeful of resurrecting a ten-year old project to demolish Chamber of Commerce House and build a new headquarters

Birmingham City Council

National Audit Office confirms Sir Albert's 'jaws of dooms' narrative over council cuts

New report into local government finance says funding cuts of 37 per cent over past four years have left more than half of councils at risk of failing to meet budget plans

The historic referendum is currently on a knife-edge, with the Yes campaign to keep the Union together only narrowly ahead of the No voters

English MPs rebel over Cameron and Miliband's "vow" to keep funding system which benefits Scotland

Midland MPs have backed a Commons motion calling for an end to an unfair funding system which gives more money to Scotland than England - despite pledge by party leaders to keep it

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

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