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Leyland Industries Belgium sign that survives outside the former British Leyland plant in Seneffe

When British Leyland drove the car industry drove into Europe

The sign which marked British Leyland's massive foothold on European soil should be preserved according to one enthusiast. Enda Mullen takes a look back at a foreign foray which once provided jobs for tens of thousands of our continental neighbours

US ban on Cadbury imports prompts Hershey's protest

Hershey’s claimed the sale of Dairy Milk and other British-made chocolate products breached trademark laws in the United States

Covpress' £300m Chinese venture launches to Far East fanfare

Engineering company aims to create 'best press-shop in the world' as it targets expansion following 2013 takeover

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Leyland Industries Belgium sign that survives outside the former British Leyland plant in Seneffe

When British Leyland drove the car industry drove into Europe

The sign which marked British Leyland's massive foothold on European soil should be preserved according to one enthusiast. Enda Mullen takes a look back at a foreign foray which once provided jobs for tens of thousands of our continental neighbours

US ban on Cadbury imports prompts Hershey's protest

Hershey’s claimed the sale of Dairy Milk and other British-made chocolate products breached trademark laws in the United States

Covpress' £300m Chinese venture launches to Far East fanfare

Engineering company aims to create 'best press-shop in the world' as it targets expansion following 2013 takeover

£300m Covpress China factory is blueprint for future - Lord Whitby

A West Midlands trade delegation is in China forging links and laying the groundwork for greater co-operation with the economic powerhouse. Business writer Jon Griffin reports from Dongying

Cadbury factory in Bournville

Cadbury progress under Mondelez should give other Midlands firms confidence

The region’s other manufacturing businesses should take note and encouragement from what Cadbury's American parent company is achieving.

Pictures: Jaguars and Range Rovers driven off stricken Hoegh Osaka

Cargo includes 1,200 Jaguars and Land Rovers, 65 Minis and 105 JCBs

Andrew Preston, industrial property manager with London & Cambridge Properties

London & Cambridge Properties signs up latest tenant

Armorduct Systems consolidates four bases into a single space on Pensnett Estate in Kingswinford

Land Rover Defender celebrations continue with the recreation of a 1948 production line at the Solihull plant

Defender visitor attraction opens at Land Rover's Solihull plant

The Defender tour features a recreation of the 1948 production line which built the Defender’s forerunner - the original Series I Land Rover

David Chance, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking (left), and Ray Andrews, managing director of Midtherm Flue Systems

Black Country manufacturer creates jobs and expands factory with £900k funding

Midtherm Flue Systems which installed plant at Burj Khalifa secures finance from Lloyds Bank and Regional Growth Fund

Jaguar Land Rover's 'Bike Sense' research updated

Jaguar Land Rover's Bike Sense technology will help cyclists and bikers

The car-maker’s Bike Sense research is being conducted as part of a drive to reduce the number of accidents on UK roads, where 19,000 cyclists are killed or injured each year

Lord Bamford

Rich List 2015: No.1 - Anthony Bamford & family

Baron Bamford has spent more than 50 years at JCB, and 2015 marks his 40th year as chairman.

Lord Swraj Paul of Marylebone

Rich List 2015: No.2 - Lord Paul of Marylebone & family

Lord Paul of Marylebone is a strict vegetarian who lives by simple Hindu principles and encourages his employees to show integrity and respect.

Jacques Gaston Murray

Rich List 2015: No.3 - Jacques Gaston Murray & family

When France surrendered to Germany, Jacques Gaston Murray made his way to England where he joined the RAF, flying 38 missions as a navigator.

John Bloor

Rich List 2015: No.6 - John Bloor

John Bloor has poured more than £80 million into rebuilding the 100-year-old brand of Triumph motorcycles.

Andrew Thorpe of FW Thorpe

Rich List 2015: No.41 - Andrew Thorpe

A new entry onto the 2015 Rich List but a familiar face to the pages of the Post as the top man at lighting firm FW Thorpe

Shabir and Afzal Alimahomed

Rich List 2015: No.42 Afzal and Shabir Alimahomed

Entrepreneurial brothers brought the Euro Packaging business back into their ownership after selling to private equity

Constantine Folkes

Rich List 2015: No.31= - Constantine Folkes

When taking over at the age of 28 Constantine Folkes was the youngest chairman of a quoted company, putting his drive and determination down to principles instilled in him as a child by his father John Folkes. In 2002 he took the company private

Rich List 2015: No.47= - David Ball & family

The sale of Air Movement to Smiths in 1996 netted £47 million. The Balls retained part of the business - Elta Fans - and re-launched the company as the Elta Group

Rich List 2015: No.30 - Simon Preedy & family

Simon Preedy runs Warwickshire-based Marla Tube Fittings which specialises in metal tube manufacture.

Advanced Manufacturing Hub site in Aston is now ready for more development

Advanced Manufacturing Hub ready for development

Reclamation work completed on major regeneration which is expected to create up to 3,000 jobs at hub in Aston

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Leyland Industries Belgium sign that survives outside the former British Leyland plant in Seneffe

When British Leyland drove the car industry drove into Europe

NatWest Tower, which has peered over Birmingham's roof tops since the 1970s, looks set to be demolished

John Madin's NatWest Tower could finally go

New £40m Birmingham Conservatoire plans set for approval

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor