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From left: Broadcaster and BYPY 2017 host Colin Murray, BYPY 2017 winner Michael Parker and Steve Hollis chairman of Birmingham Metropolitan College and BYPY sponsor

Property consultant named Birmingham Young Professional of the Year

Michael Parker took home top prize at the 17th annual running of awards dedicated to the city's professional services sector

Fiona McIntosh, co-founder of Blow which is launching in Birmingham

On-demand beauty company raises £3.5m for Birmingham launch

Blow offers customers the chance to order blow dries, nail and make-up services directly to their home, office or hotel

Lloyds backs Birmingham apartment scheme with £17m funding

New finance package will be used to forward fund the construction and purchase the 22-storey development of flats to rent

Wesleyan launches £1m foundation plan

Financial mutual is aiming to support good causes close to the hearts of members and staff

Jeremy Peace

Wealth of ex-West Brom boss climbs by £30m

But as Jeremy Peace's personal fortune rises former Wolves' boss Steve Morgan sees dip according to 2017 Sunday Times Rich List

Ranjit Boparan has taken a major stake in Crawshaws

Boparan invests £5m in Crawshaws

Birmingham food entrepreneur takes major stake in Yorkshire group of butcher's

£45 million council housing investment through new Brummie Bonds scheme

Council borrows cash from corporate investors to plough into new housing and other major projects

Ex John Lewis boss splashes £1 MILLION on campaign to be Birmingham's mayor

Andy Street spends a fortune on wooing voters as rivals call for a level playing field

Vet practice Linnaeus in buyout deal

Solihull group expands UK footprint with acquisition of Staffordshire practice

Soho House was a meeting place of the original Lunar Society

Lottery grant boosts Lunar Society heritage project

New capital will go towards creating a trail highlighting key properties in the history of the society alongside talks and tours

Nicholas Jones (left) and Adrian Quin, Investec Wealth & Investment

New Birmingham chief at Investec

Nicholas Jones steps up to top role at city's base of investment management firm

Lloyds to close Birmingham city centre branch in 200 jobs cull

Colmore Row branch one of several across the West Midlands to go as bank continues its programme of closures

Paul Faulkner, chief executive of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

'Quiet confidence' among Birmingham firms - report

But Greater Birmingham's business leaders call for the Government to create better economic conditions following triggering of Article 50

Steve Ellis, managing director of Legal & General Home Finance

Legal & General expands Solihull base

Mortgage arm of finance group is moving to a new home in the town as it plans to grow team

Children's hospital chief and wine merchant scoop top business awards

Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce names Loki Wines shop as business of the year

West Midland Finance Awards

Entries open for 2017 West Midlands Finance Awards

See how you can enter the awards celebrating the success of finance professionals and organisations

US finance giant invests £42m in Birmingham company

118 Group secures major backing to support growth of its business data services

Mike Hibbert is retiring from the chamber after 22 years

Birmingham chamber finance chief to retire

Mike Hibbert is bowing out after a 22-year spell with city's chamber of commerce

Fundraising consultant Caroline Taylor with Glyn Pitchford, chairman of the Birmingham Big Art Project

Fundraising boost for Birmingham Big Art Project

Consultant joins team to help raise capital to support new piece of public art in Eastside

Birmingham finance firm merges with London rival

Jasper Corporate Finance has teamed up with Assay to expand footprint and range of services

Videos & Photos

Staff from the Canal & River Trust and National Trust are joined by heritage working boat volunteers and canoeists from B-Row to celebrate the £2.5 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant

Roundhouse receives £2.5m lottery cash for major regeneration

Birmingham Airport considering terminal building for new HS2 station

See Martin Johnson train with Vélo Birmingham cyclists for Business 100 Challenge

In This Week's Paper

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Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor