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Spearhead collect their Entrepreneurial Spark Pitching Competition prize

Entrepreneurial Spark start-ups rewarded

The gongs are organised by the business Hatchery, Entrepreneurial Spark, powered by NatWest, and partner KPMG

Top Banana secures Whitbread client win

Premier Inn's owner Whitbread has recruited Top Banana to help with events
Black Country event specialist joins a roster of clients which includes Barclaycard, Primark and Barcardi

Mitchells & Butlers' headquarters sold for £69.5m

Mitchells & Butlers HQ in Fleet Street has been sold for £69.5m
Fleet Street offices and nearby Ibis Styles Hotel sold in deal to Legal & General Property

Alton Towers owner expects £50m hit after Smiler crash

The Smiler at Alton Towers
Merlin group which runs Staffordshire theme park continues to count the cost of rollercoaster crash in June

Finance Birmingham backs Contract Flooring with £490,000 capital injection

Steve Day, managing director at Contract Flooring Solutions (left) with Ian Fairclough, investment director at Finance Birmingham
Worcestershire flooring firm expected to create at least 20 new jobs and training next generation of carpet fitters

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

Spearhead collect their Entrepreneurial Spark Pitching Competition prize

Entrepreneurial Spark start-ups rewarded

The gongs are organised by the business Hatchery, Entrepreneurial Spark, powered by NatWest, and partner KPMG

Piers Read, managing director of the Custard Factory (left), and Alastair Cory, head of the new Birmingham office of architecture practice Gensler exclusive

Shanghai Tower architect Gensler to launch Custard Factory base

Global firm which has worked on vision for Birmingham Wholesale Markets will open its second UK practice in Digbeth later this year

Mitchells & Butlers HQ in Fleet Street has been sold for £69.5m

Mitchells & Butlers' headquarters sold for £69.5m

Fleet Street offices and nearby Ibis Styles Hotel sold in deal to Legal & General Property

Premier Inn's owner Whitbread has recruited Top Banana to help with events

Top Banana secures Whitbread client win

Black Country event specialist joins a roster of clients which includes Barclaycard, Primark and Barcardi

The Cottage in the Wood in Malvern

Malvern hotel loved by Margaret Thatcher sold

London couple acquired The Cottage in the Wood in the Malvern Hills off a guide price of £1.75m

Grant Thornton team advises Grayrentals shareholders on Hong Kong sale

Maria O'Donnell, associate director, Grant Thornton advisory team in the Midlands
The deal team worked with Grayrentals’ shareholders to provide complex transaction advice

Videos & Photos

The Smiler at Alton Towers

Alton Towers owner expects £50m hit after Smiler crash

CGI of the new Birmingham Conservatoire looking west along Jennens Road

Galliford Try to develop Birmingham Conservatoire

CGI of The Franklin as seen from Franklin Way

Knight Frank appointed to former Cadbury HQ

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