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Staff at BMW in Hams Hall will be affected by changes to pension schemes

BMW to shut final-salary pension schemes

Staff at Hams Hall plant among 5,000 across four factories to be affected by changes to final-salary pension schemes which will close next year

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BPBA 2016 FULL shortlist revealed

See who has made the short list for this year's business awards

Monarch Airlines has denied rumours it is going bust

Monarch denies 'negative speculation' over airline's finances

Budget airline moves to quash rumours that it is financial mire as social media users ask company whether it is 'going bust'

Some of the 132 graduates and students who have joined PwC's Birmingham practice

PwC welcomes bumper intake in Birmingham office

More than 130 graduates and students have taken up new roles in the city centre office of financial services firm

Barclaycard Arena owner NEC Group has enjoyed a positive year

NEC Group adds £6m in revenue following LDC takeover

Live events operator upbeat about future prospects as it files first set of results under private ownership

Sarah Cooper has joined NatWest as regional director

Corporate banking director joins NatWest

Sarah Cooper takes on region-wide role overseeing 3,000 corporate and commercial customers in the West Midlands

Winners from the 2016 Future Faces Awards (from left) Andrew Ward, Beth Farminer, Raj Patel, Sophie Drake and Vincent Fabre

Bright future for Deutsche Bank after triple win

Beth Farminer crowned overall Future Face of Greater Birmingham at second annual award ceremony run by chamber of commerce

Paul Drechsler CBE, CBI President; Pauline Biddle, Deloitte; António Simões, CEO, HSBC Bank Plc; Richard Butler, CBI West Midlands.

Deloitte hosts drinks reception for Midlands business leaders

Business advisory firm Deloitte held a pre-dinner drinks reception, attended by more than 50 of the most influential people within the Midlands business community

Louis Burns, Mazars

Partner promotions at Mazars

Audit and corporate tax specialists step up to partnership in Birmingham office of financial services firm

Closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

Team GB can inspire winners in all of us

Business Growth Fund's regional director Gavin Petken says the commercial world can learn a thing or two from those who brought home the gold from South America

Darren Mee has rejoined RSM as a director

Business adviser returns to RSM as director

Darren Mee rejoins financial services firm to help businesses in the West and East Midlands grow

Matthew Hammond, regional chairman of PwC in the Midlands

Double digit growth for PwC

Financial services firm says revenue topped £3.4bn in 2015/16 while three Midlands bases all enjoy positive year

Malcolm Cook, Orbis Partners

New M&A adviser at Orbis Partners

Former BDO partner Malcolm Cook joins team at Birmingham-based corporate advisory firm

HSBC announces Black Country and Staffordshire branch closures

Quartet of banks will close over the next two months as group deals with 40 per cent drop in customers attending branches in person

David Hillan (centre), practice leader at Grant Thornton in Birmingham, welcomes new trainees to the firm's city office

Grant Thornton and RSM recruit latest trainees

Financial services firms unveil 2016 batch of school leavers and university graduates embarking on new careers in Birmingham

BHSF group chief executive Peter Maskell

Latest acquisition for BHSF

Health and well-being group adds another company to its portfolio

Aldermore backs medical records firm

Kingsbury Pagination will use new funding package to expand its growing team

Aerial view of JLR's head office and the new Whitley South project

£35m backing to create 2,700 new West Midlands jobs

Government confirms new cash injection to help 'Whitney South' development get started and support automotive supply chain the region

Credit card debt

Average debt in the West Midlands stands at £6,000 - before you start with mortgages

The figure equates to nearly seven months’ average rent in the region

New finance chief at Carillion

Zafar Khan will replace Richard Adam when he retires later this year

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JLR site in Lode Lane Solihull updated

Jaguar Land Rover lorry death - tributes paid to young worker

Land Rover at Solihull updated

Man dies after being trapped by lorry at Jaguar Land Rover plant

Steven Potter, RLB; Phil Pollard, BSD Design; Louise Brooke-Smith, Brooke Smith Planning; Bob Ghosh, K4-Architects.

Planning firm hosts popular annual reception

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