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Birmingham-based Geoff Davies, Grant Thornton's head of advisory services in the Midlands

Grant Thornton retains top spots for deal volume

Nationally the firm advised on 136 deals in 2014 and outperformed the market – recording a 3.8 per cent increase on deals recorded in 2013. The total volume of industry deals increased by two per cent last year

Wesleyan appoints new head of sales for medical north team

Ian Copley, new head of sales for Wesleyan's medical north team
Ian Copley will lead a team of 94 financial consultants and seven area managers in the North of England, providing advice and products to meet the needs of medical professionals

Rich List 2015: No.4 - Randy Lerner

Randy Lerner
Randy Lerner, despite wishing to sell Aston Villa, continues to put his hand in his pocket for the club.

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Birmingham-based Geoff Davies, Grant Thornton's head of advisory services in the Midlands

Grant Thornton retains top spots for deal volume

Nationally the firm advised on 136 deals in 2014 and outperformed the market – recording a 3.8 per cent increase on deals recorded in 2013. The total volume of industry deals increased by two per cent last year

Ian Copley, new head of sales for Wesleyan's medical north team

Wesleyan appoints new head of sales for medical north team

Ian Copley will lead a team of 94 financial consultants and seven area managers in the North of England, providing advice and products to meet the needs of medical professionals

Randy Lerner

Rich List 2015: No.4 - Randy Lerner

Randy Lerner, despite wishing to sell Aston Villa, continues to put his hand in his pocket for the club.

Sir Paul Ruddock

Rich List 2015: No.16 - Sir Paul Ruddock

When Northern Rock came crashing down in 2007, Paul Ruddock's Lansdowne Partners hedge fund made a reported £100 million profit after betting on its collapse

Paul Newey

Rich List 2015: No.17 - Paul Newey

Paul Newey, aged 46, enjoys a flutter and famously came close to breaking the bank at Star City Casino in Birmingham when he won £3 million and forced owner Stanley Leisure to issue a profit warning.

Richard Harpin

Rich List 2015: No.18 - Richard Harpin

Richard Harpin remains chief executive at Homeserve and still commutes from his home in North Yorkshire, getting up at 5am to make sure he gets a swimming session in before starting work.

John Slaughter from Midven

Midven backs Geospatial Insight with £300k investment

Coleshill company uses satellite imagery to help customers research and make decisions on risk analysis and investments

From left: Jatinder Dhaliwal, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, Stefan Garner, Tamworth Borough Council and Steve Cawston, Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank secures new partnership with Tamworth Borough Council

Banking group has taken over all the facilities operated by the local authority as it strives to get more people using online services

Mark Payton, managing director of Mercia Fund Management

Mercia Technologies backs nDreams with £450k investment

Warwickshire specialist investor makes second three payments as it seeks to continue supporting 'emerging stars'

Mike Yiannis, CEO of Legion Trade Finance

Legion Trade Finance shortlisted for brace of awards

The firm has been nominated in two categories in the Business MoneyFacts Awards 2015 – ‘Innovation in the SME Finance Sector’ and ‘Best International Solution Provider'

Steve Goulden, regional sales director for the Midlands at Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance

Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance appoints regional sales director

Mr Goulden has over 19 years’ experience in invoice finance and joins from GE Capital, where he was responsible for business development in the West Midlands and the South West

Shoppers in Birmingham's Bullring centre

Mixed fortunes for retailers says Begbies Traynor report

Between October and December last year there was a five per cent drop (244 to 233) in the number of general retailers in Birmingham classed as suffering from significant financial distress

Thermotec Plastics, based on Electra Park

Thermotec Plastics receives Greenbridge Supply Chain Programme funding for expansion

Company needed help with investment in capital expenditure to increase manufacturing capacity while also improving the infrastructure and aesthetics of its operation

The skyline of Birmingham

Birmingham named UK's most investable city in major survey

Emerging Trends in Real Estate survey identifies Birmingham as a strong place to invest amid fears of a property bubble in major cities like London and Paris

Lloyds British Testing expands with Wiltshire acquisition

Sutton Coldfield company buys Swindon Lifting Gear as part ongoing plans to expand with UK and overseas

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen with elves at the Magical Journey attraction which has been left with a huge bill for creditors

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Magical Journey owes almost £900k to creditors

Troubled attraction at The Belfry which closed down before Christmas after it was deluged with complaints has been left with huge bill

Pauline Biddle, new practice senior partner at Deloitte in the Midlands

Deloitte appoints new senior partner for the Midlands

Pauline Biddle, who joined the firm in 2002, will succeed Chris Loughran after five years in the role

Dr Tim May has been appointed to the Investec Wealth and Investment board as a non-executive director and a member of the remuneration and audit committees

Tim May appointed to Investec Wealth & Investment board

Mr May has had a long career in the wealth management industry and brings extensive commercial, governance and regulatory experience to IW&I.

Neil Clifton (left), managing director of Cube Precision Engineering, with Mark Meakin, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial

Lloyds Bank backs Black Country manufacturer's expansion plans

Cube Precision Engineering has created new jobs and bought machinery which will enable  it to speed up its manufacturing process

Rajesh Naik, director of MSH Chemical Manufacturing and Rob Taylor, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

MSH Chemical Manufacturing fulfils growth ambitions with Lloyds Bank's backing

The firm benefited from a £560,000 funding package from Lloyds Bank and its growth will see the creation of seven new jobs

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Work starts on latest Mailbox bar and restaurant

Andrew Flynn, Burgis & Bullock; and William Clemmey, Chief Executive, Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs.

Warwickshire accountants host charity quiz night

Wheeleys Road in Edgbaston.

Pretty double-fronted Victorian home in Edgbaston

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