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Chris White MP with Barclays staff at the official opening of the new Leamington Spa branch

Barclays opens new Leamington Spa branch

The branch has a new design and sees bank staff are in the banking hall helping customers rather than sitting behind a traditional counter

Goodfish acquires Powell & Harber thanks to Finance Birmingham funding deal

Ian Fairclough (Finance Birmingham), Nigel Tipple (Goodfish), Greg McDonald (Goodfish)
Based in Cannock, Goodfish employs 30 people and has clients in markets including the USA, Ireland, Portugal, Hungary and Poland as well as the UK

Catalyst Corporate Finance advises Aspen Pumps' shareholders on sale to 3i Group

Andy Currie, managing partner at Catalyst Corporate Finance
The business was previously backed by Inflexion Private Equity. Under Inflexion’s ownership Aspen has seen sustained growth, focusing on product innovation

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Chris White MP with Barclays staff at the official opening of the new Leamington Spa branch

Barclays opens new Leamington Spa branch

The branch has a new design and sees bank staff are in the banking hall helping customers rather than sitting behind a traditional counter

Ian Fairclough (Finance Birmingham), Nigel Tipple (Goodfish), Greg McDonald (Goodfish)

Goodfish acquires Powell & Harber thanks to Finance Birmingham funding deal

Based in Cannock, Goodfish employs 30 people and has clients in markets including the USA, Ireland, Portugal, Hungary and Poland as well as the UK

Andy Currie, managing partner at Catalyst Corporate Finance

Catalyst Corporate Finance advises Aspen Pumps' shareholders on sale to 3i Group

The business was previously backed by Inflexion Private Equity. Under Inflexion’s ownership Aspen has seen sustained growth, focusing on product innovation

Blake Thomas (left), new head of business development at Grant Thornton in Birmingham, with David White, partner

Grant Thornton appoints head of business development

Blake Thomas, who has more than 10 years’ experience in professional services, joins Grant Thornton from insurance provider to the accountancy sector Abbey Tax Protection, where he was regional account manager for the Midlands and East Anglia

Paul Hooper–Keeley elected as new chairman for CIMA in the West Midlands

Mr Hooper–Keeley, who has been involved with CIMA in the Midlands for 16 years, has been elected to the role for a two-year term of office by fellow CIMA members

Wesleyan has boosted its service offering by acquiring loan firm Syscap

Wesleyan acquires loan provider Syscap

Birmingham-based mutual strengthens service offering with deal which adds 70 staff and two offices to the group

Mazars' Derek Carter

Mazars appoints personal tax senior manager

Mr Carter specialises in dealing with the personal tax affairs of individuals, having worked in the sector for 35 years

Andy Currie, managing partner at Catalyst, with new chairman Tim Trotter

Tim Trotter appointed as new chairman of Catalyst Corporate Finance

Successful entrepreneur with over 30 years' experience in the media and business services sectors joins finance firm

Wesleyan chief executive Craig Errington (centre right) congratulates fundraisers Jas Bassi, Jessica Wilkes-Reading, Malcolm Eggar, Liz McKenzie and Gil Infanti

Wesleyan smashes £250,000 fundraising target for Birmingham Children's Hospital ahead of schedule

The financial services provider, which advises doctors, dentists, lawyers and teachers, began raising money to support the hospital in January 2013

St Andrew's, home of Birmingham City whose parent company has gone into receivership

Birmingham City's parent company goes into receivership

BIHL appoints specialist arm of EY to manage finances as club vows it is 'business as usual'

Andy Mitchell, RBS regional director

RBS Regional Growth Tracker reveals 2014 was a success for UK regions

Despite the slowdown, economists at the bank estimated growth for many regions was at or above their historical average

Mike Kelly, business development manager for Investec Bank

Investec launches private banking services

Mike Kelly, recently appointed as business development manager for Investec Bank, will be charged with taking the initiative forward

Helen Benussi, Benussi & Co; Tammy Paleari, Eversheds; Cecelia Russell, Barclays, at Barclays' Beat the January Blues networking event in Snow Hill.

Barclays host networking event at Snow Hill

Barclays hosted a Beat the January Blues networking event at its offices in Snow Hill.

RBS chief executive Ross McEwan

Birmingham branch of NatWest gives bright sparks chance to grow businesses

Eighty entrepreneurs have set up home in the heart of NatWest's Birmingham headquarters in a partnership aiming to produce the successful firms of tomorrow.

Alex Bishop

Birmingham professional services firms 'deserve more credit'

The latest masterplan putting professional services at the heart of Birmingham’s growth must bring the sector the recognition it deserves

Midven seals deal to kick-start new tech companies

Seed fund will work with the Royal Academy of Engineering's Enterprise Hub and the ERA Foundation to support high-growth companies

Eddie Williams (right), new partner appointed to lead Grant Thornton's Midlands restructuring team, with Midlands head of advisory Geoff Davies (left) and managing partner Dave Munton

New partner at Grant Thornton

Man who led on administration and sale of Jessops joins the Midlands restructuring team of financial services firm

Sue Summers, chief executive of Finance Birmingham which has launched a new joint venture

Finance Birmingham launches joint venture to support digital sector

Business body teams up with Ascension Ventures and will work with key industry figures to support early stage digital and tech companies

John Johnson, commercial director of Johnsons Coach and Bus Travel, Phil Davies, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and Dee Jackson of Johnsons Coach and Bus Travel

Johnsons Coach and Bus Travel completes takeover of Whittle Coach and Bus

The investment comprises £150,000 from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking to fund the acquisition of its former competitor, together with a £390,000 hire purchase facility from Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance

AFH Financial stays local with latest deal

Listed Worcestershire wealth management firm makes second deal of the month and seventh since move to AIM

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