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Alycidon Capital's founder and managing director Mark Hodgkins (left) welcomes chief operating officer Alistair Macleod

Alycidon Capital appoints chief operating officer

Alycidon is located in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and is headed up by co-founder and managing director Mark Hodgkins

First-time buyers need £29k to get on property ladder in West Midlands

People are struggling to get on the housing ladder
Research from KPMG shows the tipping point required to buy a home in the region is edging closer to the £30,000 mark

Midland savers grow nest eggs to £18,680 despite Christmas crunch

The average savings balance in the Midlands stands at £18,680, according to Halifax’s Savings Review

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Alycidon Capital's founder and managing director Mark Hodgkins (left) welcomes chief operating officer Alistair Macleod

Alycidon Capital appoints chief operating officer

Alycidon is located in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and is headed up by co-founder and managing director Mark Hodgkins

People are struggling to get on the housing ladder

First-time buyers need £29k to get on property ladder in West Midlands

Research from KPMG shows the tipping point required to buy a home in the region is edging closer to the £30,000 mark

Midland savers grow nest eggs to £18,680 despite Christmas crunch

The average savings balance in the Midlands stands at £18,680, according to Halifax’s Savings Review

Aston Martin has secured £200m in funding to support development of new cars including the DBX

Aston Martin to realise DBX concept with £200m funding round

Luxury sports car manufacturer secures support from major shareholders to drive forward new car development

Green light for new HSBC head office at Arena Central

Construction due to start this summer on 2 Arena Central which will house the personal and business banking arms of global group

Peter Maskell, BHSF Group chief executive

Growth continues for BHSF

The not-for-profit organisation has invested in expanding its occupational health support and has seen a corresponding increase in its occupational health revenue as part of that growth

Space Station takes over Kings Heath site

Self-storage provider acquires Storing Corporation as it looks to expand outside of its South East heartland

Steve Clarke, area director for Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking in the West Midlands, and relationship director Jemal Omar

Jemal Omar joins Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

The new role will see Mr Omar based in the bank’s Birmingham office on Colmore Row, where he will manage client relationships with businesses across a variety of sectors, typically with an annual turnover between £25 million and £100 million

David White, partner at Grant Thornton in Birmingham

Grant Thornton advises game publisher Miniclip on Chinese deal

Grant Thornton worked closely with Miniclip’s Craig Dixon, chief financial officer and Robert Small, chief executive officer and co-founder on the deal

Midland Bank

Bringing back Midland Bank would be right move, Birmingham historian claims

Speculation is growing that the banking giant will re-name the new ring-fenced personal and business UK operation Midland Bank

Katie Warrington, director and head of diversity at PwC in the Midlands

PwC's work on gender equality recognised

The firm has again been named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015, published in partnership with Opportunity Now, the workplace gender campaign from Business in the Community

HSBC reaffirms Birmingham move as speculation grows over Midland bank return

The banking giant has intimated it is considering moving its global headquarters from London - but its UK personal and business banking arm is still coming to Birmingham

Barclays' Mark Mumford with Jim Lovell from Veronica House care home in Tipton

Black Country care home built with Barclays' backing

Veronica House, based on Leabrook Road in Tipton, is owned by James and Veronica Lovell, directors of Hunstone, and is managed by their daughter in-law Elaine with support of their sons David and Andrew

Rachel Riley will host the 2015 Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards next month

Rachel Riley to host BYPY 2015

Countdown star and former Strictly Come Dancing contestant lined up as guest host for 15th anniversary of award ceremony

From left: Ed Hill and John Baldwin of Baldwins Accountants with senior partner at Cox Jerome Philip Abraham

Baldwins and Cox Jerome announce merger deal

Black Country accountancy firms combine teams to create 35-strong team in Walsall as they now seek to grow client base

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

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

HSBC completes deal for Arena Central HQ

Bank formally signs agreement to forward purchase 2 Arena Central which will eventually house around 1,000 staff

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

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

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

Videos & Photos

Pictured at the opening of the new Sadler's Brewhouse and Bare are Eamonn Holmes with Chris Sadler (left) managing director and right, Ian King, sales manager

Sadler's Brewhouse and Bar is part of brewer's growth plans

Simon Brown, Iain Morrison, Jane Brown, Gary Priest, Alexandra Phillips.

Landowners given updates on rural law at seminar

The first electric powered tram in Erdington in 1907.

How Midland Metro progress still falls short of our Edwardian ancestors

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