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Aston Martin's new CEO Andy Palmer with the company's Gaydon workforce

Aston Martin's new chief Andy Palmer takes up the reins

Mr Palmer marked his arrival by introducing himself to the workforce and production stopped briefly to enable a commemorative picture to be taken and posted to Twitter

Victoria snaps up rival carpet manufacturer in £12 million deal

Victoria Carpets in Kidderminster which has acquired Abingdon Flooring in a £12m deal
Worcestershire firm continues upward trend after returning to the black earlier this year

West Midlands manufacturers urged to access £4.5m offshore wind fund

GROW:OffshoreWind programme is offering grants to small and large companies looking to grow at home and overseas

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Aston Martin's new CEO Andy Palmer with the company's Gaydon workforce

Aston Martin's new chief Andy Palmer takes up the reins

Mr Palmer marked his arrival by introducing himself to the workforce and production stopped briefly to enable a commemorative picture to be taken and posted to Twitter

Victoria Carpets in Kidderminster which has acquired Abingdon Flooring in a £12m deal

Victoria snaps up rival carpet manufacturer in £12 million deal

Worcestershire firm continues upward trend after returning to the black earlier this year

West Midlands manufacturers urged to access £4.5m offshore wind fund

GROW:OffshoreWind programme is offering grants to small and large companies looking to grow at home and overseas

The Moratab Pazhan - an Iranian-built Land Rover

Not the end of the road for classic Land Rover

When Land Rover stops production of its iconic Defender in 2015, Iran will be one of the few places drivers can still buy a version of it in the shape of the Morattab Pazhan

Nigel Bailey, relationship director at Barclays

Barclays backs Lander Automotive in £3m funding deal

Manufacturing group set to benefit from Jaguar Land Rover's i54 plant will use funding to install new production lines at Birmingham factory

The McGeoch Technology shop floor in Birmingham in 1945

Birmingham defence firm McGeoch Technology still fighting fit after nearly 200 years' service

Birmingham defence company McGeoch Technology, which can trace its history back almost 200 years, has won a string of lucrative deals.

MG's latest MG3 personalisation design concept

MG's newest designer showcases talents at London Design Week

An MG3 concept display car, featuring a trio of new graphics created by designer Louise Thorburn, was on show at Superbrands

Andrew Hattersley of Westgate Group, Andrew Wynne (FBC Manby Bowdler), and Darren Gould also of Westgate Group

Lawyers at FBC Manby Bowdler advise Westgate on move

The move, which was prompted by the firm’s growth, was advised chiefly by Wolverhampton based solicitor Andrew Wynne

Pictures: Inside Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works

Fifteen-year restoration programme nears completion ahead of grand opening as museum next month

The new Jaguar XE

Jaguar XE creating 4,000 Midland jobs

First Jaguar to be built at Land Rover factory in Solihull will generate thousands of jobs in the region, both directly and through partners and supply chain in biggest manufacturing employment boost for decades

Andrew Williams, from the Erdington-based Froth Blowers Brewing Company, which features in the Good Beer Guide

Good Beer Guide features West Midlands microbreweries

New research has revealed the slump at the pump is over as region's independent breweries are now setting up in record numbers

Aston Martin DB5 replica auctioned for Goldfinger 50th anniversary

Unique third-scale replica created to mark half-century since Sean Connery film - the first James Bond movie to feature famous brand

The new Jaguar XE

Jaguar XE is 'make or break' for ambitious plans, director accepts

The XE vehicle programme director believes in order to succeed it may need to be better than rivals like the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Charlie Bond and Wendy Garner at the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering

Students begin 'factory ready' training at £32m institute

The youngsters will begin training at the new Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering

The new Jaguar XE

New Jaguar XE saloon represents 'pivotal moment'

Midland manufacturer launches new car to take on the might of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz in the compact executive saloon market

The new Jaguar XE

Comment: XE saloon could be Jaguar's most important car ever

Enda Mullen assess the impact of the car-maker's new compact executive saloon as the Midland firm gears up to take on the German masters

The new Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover unveils new Discovery Sport

The Freelander name has been dispensed with as part of a strategy to develop a new ‘family’ of Discovery vehicles

Andy Palmer, who has been appointed as Aston Martin's new CEO

Andy Palmer unveiled as new Aston Martin CEO

The Gaydon-based luxury car-maker said 51-year-old Mr Palmer would be responsible for all aspects of the business and “lead the company in its next phase of technology and product creation”

Fears have arisen that the historic Wedgwood Collection will be sold off

Appeal to stop prized Wedgwood Collection from being sold

The Wedgwood Museum pottery collection faces going under the hammer to pay off the ceramics firm’s pension bill

Ian Callum, Jaguar Cars' director of design with the redesigned and re-engineered Mark 2 by Callum

Ian Callum and Classic Motor Cars redesign Mark 2 Jaguar

The special Mark 2 by Callum Jaguar saloon - an 18-month project - was unveiled at the opening of the company’s new headquarters in Bridgnorth

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Major Birmingham property portfolio the Great Charles Street Estate put up for sale

Michael Buble on stage in concert at the NIA in March

Michael Bublé to perform as NIA renamed the Barclaycard Arena

Birmingham Post Business Awards

Deadline extended for Birmingham Post Business Awards 2014

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