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Leads & Deals

Whirlpool in last minute bid to take over Aga

US domestic applician giant keen on scuppering £129m deal with rival Middleby to buy out renowned UK manufacturer of high-end ovens

West Midlands chief executives earn 50 times more than staff

Severn Trent chief executive Liv Garfield is among the top earners at listed companies in the West Midlands
Research by the Birmingham Post shows the gap between the top and bottom of the corporate tree is very wide but the regional figure here is dwarfed by the national average

Petalite bids to raise £300k to launch rapid smartphone charger

Leigh Purnell, founder and inventor of Petalite
Birmingham tech company has developed product which can re-charge devices in 15 minutes and is seeking new funding to start mass production

Wesleyan acquires dental plan provider DPAS

Birmingham-based financial services group takes over South West company to bolster its presence in the dental sector

Alamgeer Foods increases spice imports thanks to funding facilities

Mandi Roberts, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, and Mohammed Zeb, director of Alamgeer Foods
By securing an international trade finance loan and an invoice discounting facility the firm is set to increase imports

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

Leigh Purnell, founder and inventor of Petalite

Petalite bids to raise £300k to launch rapid smartphone charger

Birmingham tech company has developed product which can re-charge devices in 15 minutes and is seeking new funding to start mass production

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

Whirlpool in last minute bid to take over Aga

US domestic applician giant keen on scuppering £129m deal with rival Middleby to buy out renowned UK manufacturer of high-end ovens

Keith Noronha, managing director of Reynolds

Online brand vision for city cycle maker Reynolds

Design agency Traffic wins brief to promote Hall Green-based manufacturer and boost its digital and online presence

Whirlpool in last minute bid to take over Aga

US domestic applician giant keen on scuppering £129m deal with rival Middleby to buy out renowned UK manufacturer of high-end ovens

Wesleyan acquires dental plan provider DPAS

Birmingham-based financial services group takes over South West company to bolster its presence in the dental sector

Videos & Photos

35-37 Great Charles Street has been sold by REI just months after acquiring it

Real Estate Investors sells Birmingham property

Galliford Try has won the £66m contract to build 2 Arena Central for HSBC

Galliford Try wins £66m contract to build new HSBC base

The Smiler at Alton Towers

Alton Towers owner expects £50m hit after Smiler crash

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor