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How will Birmingham and the region's economy look in 2030?

Time to speak up on Greater Birmingham's economic future

Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership wants to hear the views of public and businesses to shape the economic future of the West Midlands over the next 14 years

From left: Stephen Murray, Finance Birmingham, Julie Mole, NatWest, Kath Jenkins and Richard Taffinder, Hills Numberplates, Ian Fairclough, Finance Birmingham and Ken Feast, RBS Invoice Finance

Hills Numberplates secures new £10m funding round

Finance Birmingham, NatWest and RBS all back historic Birmingham-based manufacturer to support its growth following a recent acquisiion

West Midlands manufacturers grow as output rises

But Brexit vote sees the region lose business confidence according to new report

Richard Harris, aftermarket sales manager with Grayson Thermal Systems (left), and John Lawrence, mamaging director with Zeta Automotive

Grayson and Zeta tie-up delivers boost to bus and coach sector

Partnership will look to explore natural synergies between both product ranges, with trials currently under way

Workers from 2 Sisters stage a protest outside the head office and factory in West Bromwich

2 Sisters workers stage protest outside West Bromwich factory

Staff hold banners aloft calling for respect for their rights as trade union prepares to meet management

The judging panel for the 2016 Future Faces competition (from left) Alan Gilmour, Justice Williams, Nick Holzer and Russell Jeans

Birmingham chamber's Future Faces Awards shortlist unveiled

Candidates revealed who are vying for prizes in second annual awards run by young professionals' arm of Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce

Les Ratcliffe, Jaguar Land Rover's community relations manager, hands over the minibus to charity

Community spirit in Birmingham is good for business - says Jaguar Land Rover chief

JLR Head of Community Relations Les Ratcliffe speaks out as firm sponsores Company of the Year category at BPBA 2016

From left: David Neate, Springboard Corporate Finance, Marcus Hook, Finance Birmingham, Rob Mansell and Chris Davis, both Dunlop Systems and Components and Guy Walsh, ABN-Amro Commercial Finance

New jobs and international growth at Dunlop Systems and Components

Manufacturer secures new funding deal from Finance Birmingham to support its growth plans at home and abroad

Anne Marie Simpson (Homes and Communities Agency), Cllr John Clancy (Leader of Birmingham City Council), Charlie Spicer (Savills), Bob Tattrie (Trebor Developments)

Work starts on £8.5m Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Birmingham

City leaders say investment shows Birmingham's confidence amid post-Brexit uncertainty

Tata Steel starts JV talks with German group Thyssenkrupp

Continuing saga over sale of beleaguered UK arm goes on as Tata Steel contemplates possible tie up to boost European business

Sajid Javid meets Tata Steel chiefs as sale process put on hold

Business Secretary in Mumbai as long-running process to offload Tata Steel UK appears to have been halted

Ranjit Boparan's 2 Sisters Food Group is among those on the 2016 Top Track 100 list

2 Sisters and Listers named among UK's largest private companies

Food group and car retailer again rubbing shoulders with major household names in the 15th annual Top Track 100 league table

Bumper sales for Jaguar Land Rover

Luxury car brands post 'best ever' half-year sales in the UK for both Jaguar and Land Rover

The manufacturing facility at the Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations technical centre

Jaguar Land Rover reveals plans to create 250 more jobs

The announcement came as the carmaker formally opened its new £20 million Special Operations technical centre in the region

The new Aston Martin AM-RB 001

Aston Martin to launch new hypercar with Red Bull

Formula 1 giant moves into a new market by teaming up with Warwickshire manufacturer to design and built a road-legal sports car

James Cadbury, founder of Love Cocoa

Descendant of Cadbury founders launches new chocolate company

James Cadbury, the great, great grandson of the chocolate pioneer, has launched a business inspired by the historic brand’s British heritage

Lee Cole, managing director of Paint 360, with Sir Richard Branson and his daughter Holly atfer winning the 2016 VOOM Impact Award run by Virgin Unite

Necker Island awaits Black Country competition winner

Engineering group Paint 360 wins nationwide pitch event run by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin group

From left: Jevon Thurston-Thorpe, operations director at Penso City Vehicles, Marie Kelly, investment manager at Finance Birmingham, Chris Buckenham, group finance director at Penso City Vehicles and Steve Hetherington, investment director at Finance Birmingham

Penso plans new jobs after £1m Finance Birmingham backing

Vehicle modification firm will use new capital to support production of a new and greener Mercedes-Benz Taxi

Brexit: HS2 investment hangs in balance says Birmingham MP

Warning that flagship £50bn high speed rail project could fall victim to Brexit vote with knock on hit for Birmingham regeneration projects

Limited edition Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe

Aston Martin unveils latest limited edition

Just 99 Vanquish Zagato Coupes will be made to order following another tie up between luxury car manufacturer and Italian design house

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Tony Green, Chief Executive, Hortons Estate; Stephen Hartland, Victorian Society; Peter Horton, Hortons Estate; Henry Horton, Hortons Estate.

Victorian Society honours The Grand with award

Martin Hockly, CEO, Street UK; Cllr Ray Hassall, Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Kashaf Ali, Director, Street UK.

Street UK launches ethical online lending

David Clarke, West Midlands Deputy Lieutenant; HRH The Duke of Gloucester; Alan Wenban-Smith, Chairman, Lunar Society.

Lunar Society marks its 250th birthday

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Editor (Agenda and Business)
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Business Reporter
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Business Reporter
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Local Government Correspondent
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News Editor
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Political Editor