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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

Former MG Rover chief's letter sparks call for payout

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

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

Australia's Mitchell Johnson and England's Stuart Broad during the 2009 Ashes Test at Edgbaston
The figure was revealed today by Marketing Birmingham with exactly nine months until the long-awaited England-Australia Test Match

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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

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

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

Birmingham has seen an increase in the number of financial services vacancies

Financial services vacancies on rise in Birmingham

City sees greater pool of positions while the number is falling London and the South East

Dean Wilson, managing director of D Wilson Architectural Metalwork (jeans) with from left Kailash Parekh, Andy Perry and Graham Nicoll, from Barclays

Barclays backs D Wilson Architectural Metalworks with £1m finance deal

Birmingham manufacturer is aiming to turn over more than £10m after buying new factory site in Smethwick

West Midlands jobs threat as Lloyds bank set to axe 9,000 jobs

The group, which is 25% owned by the taxpayer and employs thousands of people in the West Midlands, said it plans to "digitise" the bank

From left: Steve Hetherington, tooling investment director at Finance Birmingham, Magal Engineering Gamil Magal and Reading East MP Rob Wilson

Finance Birmingham announces £1m backing for Jaguar Land Rover supplier

Second deal in a week for finance body which has enabled manufacturer to press on with new contract to supply i54 site

Paul Levy, business development director at Legion Trade Finance

Legion Trade Finance launches special fashion fund

Funds of at least £20 million have been allocated by Brindleyplace-based Legion for firms making plans for 2015

Sultan Choudhury, CEO and director of Islamic Bank of Britain

Islamic Bank of Britain set to become Al Rayan Bank

The rebrand, which will take place in December, follows IBB’s acquisition earlier in the year by Masraf Al Rayan, the fifth largest Islamic bank in the world and the second largest bank in Qatar

Plough & Harrow owner Robert Smith (left) and manager Paul Smyth (right) with Manoj Patel, senior business manager with Barclays

Plough & Harrow bought out with £750k backing from Barclays

New owner buys out previous shareholders to launch Hagley Road hotel into new era

MG Rover workers at Longbridge in 2005

Former MG Rover bosses to share £6m payout

Phoenix Four and ex-chief executive in line for bumper pay day following deal with liquidator

Bal Takhar and Raj Gill with branch manager Colin Stephens and Kathy Gao mark the opening of ABA Commercial Insurance

Gill Group joins forces to launch ABA Commercial Insurance in West Bromwich

ABA Commercial Insurance has opened its doors for business opposite West Bromwich Albion Football Club’s Hawthorns ground, under the umbrella of the Gill Group of Companies

Ten-year MG Rover pension delay finally resolved with £8m payout

Saga branded an 'impenetrable mess' by MP will see 95 former Longbridge staff receive additional money following 2005 collapse

David Hillan, head of corporate tax for Grant Thornton in the West Midlands

Grant Thornton call on Chancellor to help mid-sized businesses

The firm is calling on the Chancellor to announce measures specifically designed to help mid-sized businesses (MSBs) in a bid to boost the UK economy.

PwC's Neal Smith, Rebecca Cooke and Dan Brew

PwC makes promotions in risk assurance business

Rebecca Cooke has been promoted to partner and Dan Brew and Neal Smith have been promoted to director.

Jeremy McGinn, managing director of Jeremy McGinn and Co , Mark Corfield, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and Nick Archer, financial director at Jeremy McGinn and Co

Lloyds back Jeremy McGinn and Co Redditch move

Jeremy McGinn and Co has relocated to The Old Church, a converted church building in Alcester Street a short distance from its original headquarters on Church Green East

Helen Drew, Midlands partner at national audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill

Direct mail changes could hit charities warns Crowe Clark Whitehill partner

Helen Drew, Midlands partner at national audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill, has warned a new tax ruling on direct mail operations could have a significant impact on charities

Chris Romans, partner and head of private business at PwC in the Midlands

Future looking bright for family firms say PwC

In all three-quarters of family firms recorded growth over a 12-month period, with a third saying they needed to professionalise their business over the next five years

Neil Sumner, who has joined PwC in the Midlands as a director in the firms corporate finance team

New director for PwC's corporate finance team

Mr Sumner joins PwC from engineering company, IMI, where he was global mergers and acquisitions manager

Jatinder Dhaliwal, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, and Michael Kitcatt, principal of Worcester Sixth Form College

Lloyds funds science facility at Worcester Sixth Form College

The financial package enabled the building of a new science unit on the college’s main campus on Spetchley Road

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Dina Parmar, Caroline Irvine, Jo Watkins, George Pickard, Alison Hewitt at Harrison Clark Rickerbys' garden party in Worcester.

Worcester legal firm celebrates its growth

Queen opens Jaguar Land Rover's new i54 engine plant

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