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Sultan Choudhury, CEO and director of Islamic Bank of Britain

Islamic Bank of Britain shareholders endorse Al Rayan Bank name change

The change signifies a new chapter in the history of the UK’s only wholly Sharia-compliant retail bank as the European subsidiary of Masraf Al Rayan

Grant Thornton recruits bumper crop of trainees and promotions

Some of the Grant Thornton trainees based in Birmingham
Finance and business advisory firm takes on 18 graduates and school leavers on training programme

Orbis advises on sale of TMAT to Blachford Incorporated

Chris Gregory, partner at Orbis
TMAT, based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, designs, engineers and manufactures acoustic components for industrial and agricultural vehicles

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Sultan Choudhury, CEO and director of Islamic Bank of Britain

Islamic Bank of Britain shareholders endorse Al Rayan Bank name change

The change signifies a new chapter in the history of the UK’s only wholly Sharia-compliant retail bank as the European subsidiary of Masraf Al Rayan

Some of the Grant Thornton trainees based in Birmingham

Grant Thornton recruits bumper crop of trainees and promotions

Finance and business advisory firm takes on 18 graduates and school leavers on training programme

Chris Gregory, partner at Orbis

Orbis advises on sale of TMAT to Blachford Incorporated

TMAT, based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, designs, engineers and manufactures acoustic components for industrial and agricultural vehicles

Mark Payton, managing director of Mercia Technologies

Mercia Technologies raises £70m ahead of AIM float

Warwickshire investor will use new capital to bolster senior team and grow as 'leading national player' in development of tech businesses

Alun Bevan, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and PAS director, Jon Williams

Pro Athlete Supplementation secures Holland and Barratt deal with Lloyds Bank backing

Pro Athlete Supplementation (PAS) provides several UK professional sports clubs with drinks and supplements that comply with professional sporting policies

The Smith Cooper team, Pictured are (top) Andrew Norton, Oliver Ratcliffe, Dan Flaherty, Tom Bostock and Mandip Sandhu. Bottom Adrian Jones, Tony Bartle, Jackie Hendley, Jeremy Cope and Ed Saunders

Smith Cooper moves to new city centre office

The business has signed the lease on two floors at 158 Edmund Street in Birmingham city centre after outgrowing its previous home at Livery Place.

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England exclusive

UK should follow the West Midlands' lead, says Mark Carney

Bank of England Governor praises region's output but emphasises that a boost to R&D is essential

Bank of England governor Mark Carney speaks to Post business editor Graeme Brown at Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire

Bank of England governor admits inflation set to fall

In an interview with the Post, Mark Carney said he expected to be writing to the Chancellor soon, but dampened any fears of deflation

Rob Cresswell, who has joined the Midlands team at Mazars as a receivables manager

New recruit boosts Mazars' receivables management team

Mr Cresswell joins the Midlands team of the accountancy and business advisory firm as a receivables manager

Wesleyan Bank managing director Steve Deutsch

Wesleyan Bank marks legal lending milestone

The specialist bank, part of the Birmingham-based mutual Wesleyan Group, has now lent more than half a billion pounds to law firms since 2010 – with an additional £180 million in personal loans

Secure Trust Bank is listed on the London Stock Exchange

Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance funds JCM Heating and Renewables

The Sale-based company, which is backed by Sale Sharks’ head coach Steve Diamond, provides installations of gas condensing boilers

Bishop of Birmingham Rt Revd David Urquhart

Bishop of Birmingham joins campaign for payday loan ad controls

The Bishop of Birmingham led a debate raising concerns about the impact of advertising on children, meaning that Payday loan firms could be banned from advertising before the watershed.

Armstrongs staff Peter Georgiades, Paul Farmer, Saleem Ahmed and Muhammed Shabbir with Sandy Toksvig

Armstrongs Accountants claim honours at British Accountancy Awards

The winners were announced at a gala dinner held at The Brewery venue in London

Nick Palmer, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and David Bastock, managing director of C Bastock (Funeral Directors)

Lloyds Bank supports Bastock Funeral Directors in Italian fleet deal

Founded in 1856, C Bastock (Funeral Directors) is a family business that has been passed down through seven generations

Gordon Symes (left) and Trevor Pugh of Mortgages Together

Mortgages Together to expand into financial planning and wealth management

The expansion coincides with Trevor Pugh’s intention to retire from Mortgages Together, the business which he founded in 2003

Dave Munton, regional managing partner, Grant Thornton

Medium-sized businesses continue to drive recovery says Grant Thornton

The latest figures from Grant Thornton’s Agents of Growth series show MSBs will contribute £262 billion to UK GDP in 2014

Islamic Bank of Britain

Islamic Bank of Britain to hold event on Sharia-compliant home buying

IBB, soon to be renamed Al Rayan Bank, is holding the event following its launch of the UK’s only Sharia-compliant Home Purchase Plan (HPP) backed by the Government’s Help to Buy scheme

Jobson James strengthens management team

Dean Smith and Nigel Wallace have joined the Jobson James management team

West Brom which had continued its turnaround with another positive set of results

West Brom building society reverses years of loses

The mutual reveals pre-tax profit of £6m for the half year on the back of improved funding costs and increased margins 

Dapa co-founders (from left) Daniel Mumford, Rob Burton and Brad Carman with company of the year sponsor Ian Cornice, from JLL

Interior designer Dapa crowned company of the year at Post Business Awards

Oldbury firm founded in a kitchen in 2009 has gone from strength to strength as lifetime achievement recognise EH Smith chairman Ken Smith

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