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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

Cadbury owner buys back licence to make Chocolate Fingers

Birmingham manufacturer acquires licence to make famous names such as Fingers and Animals 30 years after it was granted to Burton's

Nick Coleman and Andrew Allen (left and right), who co-founded Snaffling Pig Co, with BBC Dragon Nick Jenkins

Dragons' Den success for Aston University graduates

Pair who met while studying at city university secure £70,000 investment from the founder of greeting card website Moonpig

Specsavers set to axe 200 jobs at Birmingham lens lab

Consultation with staff as company looks to shift operations to other manufacturing bases

Hill & Smith continues acquisition spree

Engineering group adds another rival to its group with £12.5m deal to buy Black Country-based street lighting specialist Signature

Lord Whitby

Lord Whitby tells Midlands manufacturers 'world is our oyster' after Brexit

The Conservative peer and former council leader has been appointed chairman of new lobby group Made In The Midlands

Assay Office Birmingham has come in for more criticism over its new base in India

Assay Office Birmingham under fire over hallmark use in India

Campaigners launch petition to halt the use of Birmingham's famous anchor mark on jewellery overseas

Chris Poole, managing director of toy manufacturer Shades CP

Shopping channel QVC makes music with Birmingham toy manufacturer

Moseley firm wins deals from global giant in TV retail and one of Australia's largest distributors

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

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Turners at 69 in Harborne High Street

Birmingham Michelin starred chef reveals plans to open second restaurant in city

Alex Chance, Hana Smiddy, Sebb Stratta, Chris Edkins, Sharlene Benn and Mike Roberts of Take Flight Aviation.

Birmingham Press Club makes flying visit to Wellesbourne

Laura Bignall, James Bowker, Luke Pearson and Alison Hammond at the​ first ever Birmingham Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards.

Birmingham Food Drink and Hospitality Awards

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