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British and Chinese flags flying over MG, Longbridge

Car assembly axed at Longbridge despite rising MG sales in the UK

Cars will no longer roll out of the plant after MG Motor UK owner SAIC announced it would “no longer be required”

BPBA 2016 shortlist revealed for 12 categories

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

Ranjit Boparan has bought Bernard Matthews

Ranjit Boparan rescues 'struggling' Bernard Matthews

Renowned British turkey brand has been acquired in pre-pack administration deal by Birmingham's so-called 'chicken deal' as Ranjit Boparan's food empire continues to grow

Artist's impression of JLR's new factory in Slovakia

Jaguar Land Rover starts work on £1bn eastern European factory

Luxury car brand becomes first automotive manufacturer to open a factory in eastern European country

i2m co-founder Mike Kelly (left) with Progressive Technology's manufacturing manager Steve Shadwell

Merger deal for Birmingham manufacturer which works with F1 teams

i2M teams up with Progressive Technology to offer broader range of manufacturing services to clients

Production of the Jaguar XE will move to Castle Bromwich

Jaguar to invest £100m in Castle Bromwich plant

Production of Jaguar XE model will transfer over from Solihull to factory in north Birmingham in a move which will 'future proof' the site

Tony Hague, managing director of PP Control & Automation

£1m factory expansion for West Midlands manufacturer

PP Control & Automation says additional capacity will give it the space it need to double turnover by 2021

Watch: Bear Grylls takes to skies to show off new Land Rover tech

Seats in new Discovery model can be moved remotely via smartphone app from anywhere in the world - including mid air

West Midlands defies UK trends to post export rise

Region saw no drop in exporting to European Union in build up to referendum

CGI of Gestamp's planned new factory in Four Ashes

Jaguar Land Rover supplier unveils £126m factory plan

Car part maker Gestamp Tallent to relocate 800 staff to new state-of-the-art pressings factory near M6 in Staffordshire

West Midlands manufacturers buck national trend

Recovery not yet secure but firms in region go against national picture and post growth

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover causes major excitement with new car launch

Global premiere event is expected to showcase new Discovery model along with a mysterious world record ahead of car's debut at Paris Motor Show

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

Sertec component manufacturer in Coleshill.

Sertec Group completes WILD automotive takeover to create £250m giant

The Jaguar Land Rover supplier has bought Midlands firm WILD automotive creating a roup with 10 manufacturing plants across the UK, Germany and Hungary

Team from Lion Picture Framing Supplies which is taking part in 2016 Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge

Hundreds of runners ready for Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge

More than 300 businesspeople have signed up with their companies to take part in annual Business Challenge competition

Limited edition Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante

Aston Martin unveils limited edition convertible

Latest new sports car from Warwickshire manufacturer will have limited production run of 99 vehicles

Chuka Umunna (seated, Labour's then shadow business secretary), Perry Barr MP Khalid Mahmood and TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady meeting apprentices at EEF's technology training centre in Aston

EEF's new Aston training hub to open later this year

Manufacturers' organisation is putting the finishing touches to £5 million addition to technology hub which will train 400 apprentice a year

Rob Smith, disabled athlete and founder of Birmingham-based Active Hands

Birmingham entrepreneur and athlete to meet investors at Paralympics

Rob Smith will showcase his gym pack which helps people with grip problems exercise to investors in a bid to crack South American markets

Dennis Chen, founder of Blenheim London

Kickstarter campaign for Birmingham watch entrepreneur

Birmingham City University graduate has designs on bright future for watch brand after securing latest round of funding through crowdsourcing website

BBC2's Inside The Factory saddles up with Brooks of Birmingham

The TV show looks at how bicycle saddles have been made for 150 years

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Watch: The bin designed to withstand a terrorist blast

British and Chinese flags flying over MG, Longbridge

Car assembly axed at Longbridge despite rising MG sales in the UK

Rugby legend Martin Johnson at launch of Vélo Birmingham

Why rugby hero Martin Johnson is backing Vélo Birmingham

In This Week's Paper


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