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Andy Currie, managing partner at Catalyst Corporate Finance

Catalyst Corporate Finance advises Shimtech Industries Group shareholders on £144 million sale

Shimtech is a specialist supplier of high-performance composite structures, assemblies and precision-engineered details to the global aerospace industry

Mazars merges with Roever Broenner Susat

Mazars' Birmingham partner Ian Holder
As a result the accountancy firm has set up a ‘German desk’ to advise companies seeking to expand in Germany

Al Rayan Bank named as the one of the best Islamic banks in the world

Sultan Choudhury, CEO and director of Islamic Bank of Britain
The bank, which is based on Hagley Road, was given the accolade by Global Finance magazine in its annual list of the World’s Best Islamic Financial Institutions

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Andy Currie, managing partner at Catalyst Corporate Finance

Catalyst Corporate Finance advises Shimtech Industries Group shareholders on £144 million sale

Shimtech is a specialist supplier of high-performance composite structures, assemblies and precision-engineered details to the global aerospace industry

Mazars' Birmingham partner Ian Holder

Mazars merges with Roever Broenner Susat

As a result the accountancy firm has set up a ‘German desk’ to advise companies seeking to expand in Germany

Sultan Choudhury, CEO and director of Islamic Bank of Britain

Al Rayan Bank named as the one of the best Islamic banks in the world

The bank, which is based on Hagley Road, was given the accolade by Global Finance magazine in its annual list of the World’s Best Islamic Financial Institutions

Simon Atkins, charity partner at Clement Keys

Youth employment award for Clement Keys

The honour was announced at an awards ceremony organised by AllAboutSchoolLeavers – an independent organisation with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of apprenticeship and school-leaver programmes across all industry sectors.

Paul Summerton, senior manager for healthcare at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking (second from right) with the new recruits (from left) Andrew Pearson, Jenny Holmes, Harvey Sandford, Sarah Woodward and Phil Perry

Lloyds Bank Commercial recruits new healthcare team

Group of appointments in the Midlands is wider of 29-strong recruitment round nationwide for banking group

Brad Johnson, managing director at Zest Education

Zest's growth plans backed by Positive Cashflow Finance

Zest was set-up by managing director Brad Johnson, who has more than 10 years’ experience in the education recruitment sector

Five Brindleyplace, home to Deutsche Bank in Birmingham which is said to be considering leaving the UK if it exits the EU

Deutsche Bank ponders leaving UK on EU exit

Banks employs more than 2,000 at base in Brindleyplace and is one of several major corporate firms in the city

Cargo Carriers director Shabeg Chahal (centre) with Simon Freeman and Philip Hill from Barclays (left and right)

Barclays backs Cargo Carriers in land deal

Black Country firm expands base with purchase of 2.5-acre site which will enable to store additional vehicles

Tim Dye, executive chairman of CamNutra

CamNutra reaches £800,000 crowdfunding target in just one week

CamNutra opened its doors to investors via crowdfunding platform Syndicate Room and surpassed its £800,000 investment target in just over seven days

John Foskett (left), new director at Grant Thornton in Birmingham, pictured with David Hillan, head of corporate tax

Director for Grant Thornton's corporate tax team

Since joining Grant Thornton from PwC three years ago Mr Foskett has helped to grow the firm’s corporate tax service to Midlands businesses.

Mark Wilson, Aston Martin

Aston Martin appoints chief financial officer

Mr Wilson, who takes up his new role in June, will report directly to Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer and be part of the Gaydon-based firm’s executive board

BYPY 2015 winner Katie Kershaw with (from left) host Rachel Riley, Sue Gee from headline sponsor Chiltern Railway and chairman of the judging panel Paul Kehoe

BYPY crowns Katie Kershaw 2015 winner

Judges say Katie Kershaw from Node Urban Design truly embodied what they were looking for and will inspire Birmingham's young professionals

Jamie Hope, Jeremy Harrison and Richard Sanders of Catalyst Corporate Finance

Catalyst makes quartet of promotions

Among Catalyst's promotions is Jeremy Harrison, who will be a partner based in the firm's ’s Birmingham office

Chairman of The Works steps down as Endless takes control

Man who acquired the business out of administration in 2008 will take a break as Sutton-based firm starts new chapter

Duncan Kerr from Midven which has added £2m to its Early Advantage fund

Midven adds £2m to Early Advantage fund

Birmingham-based venture capital firm grows support fund for start-up and early-stage businesses in the West Midlands

Richard Philpott, chairman of R3 West Midlands

R3 calls on Conservatives to secure 'no win no fee' arrangement

R3 believes such would protect millions of pounds of creditors’ money each year

Dr Nicola Broughton, who has joined Mercia Fund Management as investment director and head of technology transfer

Dr Nicola Broughton joins Mercia Fund Management

Dr Broughton will be growing a team to help support Mercia’s university partners in their areas of geographical focus – the Midlands, North and Scotland

Ian Fairclough from Finance Birmingham with Clive Palmer (left) and Neil Hughes from Contact Transport

Finance Birmingham agrees funding deal for Contact Transport

The investment will allow the company to continue growing, following a 60 per cent increase in turnover to nearly £20 million in the last 12 months

Grant Thornton partner David White with three new members of the firm's business services team, Luise Franks, Martin Chalkley, Laura Ward and Martin Nicholson, head of the special projects team

Trio of appointments bolsters Grant Thornton's business services team

Launched a year ago to help growing businesses across the West Midlands, the team provides support such as preparing statutory and management accounts, payroll services, tax and compliance advice

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

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