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Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau

Law firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau will merge in June

The new firm, which will have a combined turnover of £75 million and employ 900 people, will be known as Shakespeare Martineau

City of Colours festival launches Kickstarter campaign

Birmingham street art by Gent48
Team behind popular street art event is hoping to raise £15,000 to put towards running costs of festival in Digbeth which last year attracted 9,000 people

Zest's growth plans backed by Positive Cashflow Finance

Brad Johnson, managing director at Zest Education
Zest was set-up by managing director Brad Johnson, who has more than 10 years’ experience in the education recruitment sector

Barclays backs Cargo Carriers in land deal

Cargo Carriers director Shabeg Chahal (centre) with Simon Freeman and Philip Hill from Barclays (left and right)
Black Country firm expands base with purchase of 2.5-acre site which will enable to store additional vehicles

CamNutra reaches £800,000 crowdfunding target in just one week

Tim Dye, executive chairman of CamNutra
CamNutra opened its doors to investors via crowdfunding platform Syndicate Room and surpassed its £800,000 investment target in just over seven days

Ofcom awards ex-ATV presenter Mike Prince city's local TV licence

New venture called Kaleidoscope TV has until next March to begin broadcasting following the collapse of City TV in August

Carcraft in Wednesbury where around 60 staff are being made redundant

Black Country workers axed as Carcraft closes amid £8m losses

Used car chain founded more than six decades ago has suddenly closed leaving 500 staff out of work nationally

Birmingham street art by Gent48

City of Colours festival launches Kickstarter campaign

Team behind popular street art event is hoping to raise £15,000 to put towards running costs of festival in Digbeth which last year attracted 9,000 people

M42 improvement work part of major Government push

It is hoped work on the M42 will feed into wider regeneration plans around Birmingham Airport, the NEC and the new HS2 stations

Michael Ward, chief exexutice of Gateley which is set to float on AIM

City law firm Gateley set to float on AIM

Move would make the Birmingham-basd practice the first in the UK to trade on the stock exchange

Alun Bevan, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and PAS director, Jon Williams

Pro Athlete Supplementation secures Holland and Barratt deal with Lloyds Bank backing

Pro Athlete Supplementation (PAS) provides several UK professional sports clubs with drinks and supplements that comply with professional sporting policies

Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau

Law firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau will merge in June

The new firm, which will have a combined turnover of £75 million and employ 900 people, will be known as Shakespeare Martineau

Chairman of The Works steps down as Endless takes control

Man who acquired the business out of administration in 2008 will take a break as Sutton-based firm starts new chapter

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Birmingham street art by Gent48

City of Colours festival launches Kickstarter campaign

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Chinese investors' plan to fund major Birmingham regeneration schemes

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Aston Martin to realise DBX concept with £200m funding round

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