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From left: Thomas Sondrup, head of Audux technology with the original POBIT, chairman Dennis Wright and Audux co-founder Claus Estrup Vesterskov

Midven backs broadcast tech firm Audux

New company has secured £255,000 to support its rollout of high-quality broadcast technology aimed at making it accessible to all

From left: Richard Clayton, Baldwins), Jon Higgitt, Mark McLean and Rob Anderson, all Fox Evans, John Edwards and Mark Butler, both Baldwins

Baldwins expands with four new acquisitions

Midlands accountancy firm carries buyout spree with quartet of deals, bringing its acquisitions to 11 over the past year

Lloyds bank, on Alcester Road, Moseley

Concern as Lloyds announces the last bank in Moseley will close

Concern as Lloyds follows in the footsteps of Barclays and HSBC in announcing it will close its branch in the village

New fraud centre set up by city firm BLM

The centre will investigate policyholder fraud, bogus claims, exaggerated injury, staged accidents and complex large-scale fraud cases

Mervyn King is the latest high-profile business figure to join Aston Villa

Mervyn King joins Aston Villa board

Former governor of the Bank of England is a lifelong Villa fan and vows to return beleaguered club to among the world's best in the world

Business Growth Fund backs Castleton Technology for international expansion

Sutton Coldfield software firm secures £4.5 million in new funding to acquire rival and support further growth

Midlands economy growing faster than UK average

New figures from Birmingham City University and the ONS show a booming economy in the region

New £20m rail fund launched by Finance Birmingham

Business body will offer loans of up to £2m to help companies tap into new opportunities within rail sector

Gary Gilburd, co-founder of Sigma which has been bought by Sanclare

Sigma acquired by Digicall's UK arm

Outsourcing specialist which is bringing 700 new roles to Birmingham has been bought out by Sanclare

RSA is set to shut its office in Colmore Gate, placing 190 roles under threat exclusive

Jobs threat as RSA announces closure plan

Insurance firm says it hopes to remain in Birmingham but Colmore Row operation will close, threatening 190 staff with the axe

Keith Bryan is the new chief executive of Black Country Chamber of Commerce

Former Tarmac boss to head Black Country Chamber

Keith Bryan joins business body as chief executive after rising through the ranks to spearhead Tarmac

Cashflow nightmares grow as average small firm owed more than £100k

The average small business in the region is owed more than £107,260 in outstanding invoices, an increase of more than 85 per cent in two years,

The Synapse Information team

Synapse eyes international expansion with new funding

HSBC provides £500,000 funding package which has enabled Birmingham-based tech firm to recruit new staff and plan for office launches in Australia and the US

Global turmoil bites in 2016 Birmingham Post Rich List

Exporters hit in the pocket while property magnates cash in as we reveal the annual countdown of the region's highest earners

Randy Lerner

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.5 - Randy Lerner

Randy Lerner is still the owner of Aston Villa despite announcing in May 2014 that the club was up for sale

Sir Paul Ruddock

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.15= - Sir Paul Ruddock

Since his retirement financier Sir Paul Ruddock has devoted himself to the arts

Paul Newey

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.17 - Paul Newey

Luck has been something which has followed Paul Newey since he lost his job back in 1991 when his employer went bust

Richard Harpin

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.18 - Richard Harpin

Richard Harpin's HomeServe reported a £20 million rise in revenue for the six months to September as it continued to build up its overseas business

Jeremy Peace, West Bromwich Albion chairman

Birmingham Post Rich List 2016: No.25 - Jeremy Peace and family

There’s a distinct possibility that Jeremy Peace’s West Bromwich Albion will be the only West Midlands side in the Premier League next season

Aston Villa and West Brom named among world's 30 richest clubs

While both of the region's Premier League clubs are in the bottom half, they are flying high in the money stakes

Videos & Photos

The latest stage of the demolition of Birmingham's Central Library, pictured in February 2016

WATCH: Timelapse video shows Central Library demolition progress in January

Charlie Toogood, Ian Stinger, both GVA; Martin Guest, CBRE

CBRE hosts party to mark anniversary

Paul Mourton, Get A-Head trustee; Tom Bromwich, Get A-Head chairman

Get A-Head's annual ball raises thousands for cancer charity

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

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