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Santander to open new branch in Birmingham

High street bank eyes vacant unit previously occupied by JD in city centre to replace its Bullring branch which closed last year

St Modwen is leading the regeneration of Longbridge

Market factors hit St Modwen profits

Property group behind £1bn Longbridge regeneration sees pre-tax profit tumble despite solid year for revenue

JS Wright's managing director Marcus Aniol (second left) with the management buyout team (from left) Phil Leech, Paul Featherston, Martin Roberts and Andrew Smith

JS Wright undergoes MBO

New future and new-look board for Aston-based mechanical and electrical building services specialist

Council workers pension fund branded an 'expensive folly'

Think tank report into local government pension schemes reignites row over high cost of fund used by 300,000 West Midlands council workers

The team at TSA (from left) associate director Dan Hick and joint managing directors Michael Warburton and Richard Dobson

New Birmingham base for recruitment agency with £4m funding

Yorkshire-based firm secures new funding package from HSBC to support the opening its a new operation in Digbeth

PKF Cooper Parry is moving to One Central Boulevard

New home for PKF Cooper Parry

Accountancy firm to relocate from Edgbaston to Solihull

Birmingham city centre bank branch to close

Small amount of customers using branch and move to online banking is behind decision to close the facility

Former West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace enjoyed one final pay day last year

Bumper pay rise for Jeremy Peace in final year owning West Brom

New accounts show how much former owner was earning and also the club's solid performance off the pitch

The first blood test for postnatal depression has been identified doctors claim

Tax breaks for firms which tackle mental health pledge

Tory mayor candidate makes pledge as new mental health action plan for the West Midlands is launched

Warwickshire CCC posted a loss in its latest financial year

Warwickshire CCC posts a loss after 'most challenging year'

Financial year following the 2015 Ashes series proves a tough one for club as it prepares for more major match cricket

Birmingham City Council has launched a bid to help new businesses

New funding stream for Birmingham businesses

Council teams up with pair of funders to offer finance packages to small and start-up companies from some of city’s poorest neighbourhoods


These are the Birmingham branches HSBC plans to close

Banking group announces more than 60 branches across the UK will shut as 180 jobs hang in the balance

HSBC UK's new head office could house up to 2,500 people

Middle East staff eye jobs at HSBC's new Birmingham base

New UK retail arm of high street bank is attracting job applicants from around the world as relocation out of London gains 'momentum'

Bellpenny continues deals with EFG acquisition

Wealth management firm adds Black Country financial advisory practice to its stable to launch new independent arm

Black Country manufacturer in £5m MBO

Clamason Industries, whose components are used in Ferrari sports cars, is now being led by a new-look senior team

ECI Partners invests in Birmingham software firm

Edenhouse has sold minority stake to private equity house to support is future growth

Birmingham finance firm acquired by London group

Capex Asset Finance joins expanding asset finance firm 12 years after being founded in the city

From left: Graham Hay, corporate manager HSBC Invoice Finance, Tarlok Singh, chairman and chief executive and Colin Mills, chief operating and finance officer, Acenta Steel, and Gary Riley, relationship director, HSBC Corporate Banking

HSBC provides £23m funding deal to steel firm

Acenta Steel plans to expand its exporting activities in regions such as Central America and Asia with new funding package

An 18-year-old starting work today will earn £1m before they hit 50

'Fat Cat Wednesday' shines spotlight on executive pay

Top bosses will already have made more money by today than the typical worker will earn all year

Black Country Garden City: housing scheme for Wolverhampton's canal side

Why plans for a huge Black Country garden city have been snubbed

Government rejects a bid for funding by councils which are planning to develop the UK's largest garden city

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Channel 4's Extremely British Muslims to lift lid on life as a Birmingham Muslim

Bistrot Pierre's Birmingham restaurant will be joined by more venues in the region

Bistrot Pierre to create 100 jobs with new restaurant launches

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Political Editor