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Jobs axed as bakery chain Firkins closes

Historic company founded in West Bromwich in 19th century has suddenly shut down after a decade of battling several administrations

Halfords recruits new chief from McDonald's

Jill McDonald, current UK chief executive of the fast food chain, will replace Matt Davies in May

Record profit for Real Estate Investors

Paul Bassi
Birmingham property group reports another positive year after string of deals boosts rental income

BYPY 2015 shortlist revealed

BYPY 2014 winner Jodie Cook will be among the judges today grilling candidates vying for the 2015 prize
Candidates vying to be crowned Birmingham Young Professional of the Year will go in front of the judges today

BPS Birmingham and Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP launch SME funding portal

Andy Street
The website has been launched jointly by BPS Birmingham, the organisation representing the region’s business professional and financial services sector, and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership

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

Jobs axed as bakery chain Firkins closes

Historic company founded in West Bromwich in 19th century has suddenly shut down after a decade of battling several administrations

Andy Street

BPS Birmingham and Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP launch SME funding portal

The website has been launched jointly by BPS Birmingham, the organisation representing the region’s business professional and financial services sector, and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership

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

Halfords recruits new chief from McDonald's

Jill McDonald, current UK chief executive of the fast food chain, will replace Matt Davies in May

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, managing partner at SGH Martineau

Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in merger talks

A combined firm would employ around 900 staff, including 150 partners, and see a fee income of more than £75 million

Goodfish acquires Powell & Harber thanks to Finance Birmingham funding deal

Ian Fairclough (Finance Birmingham), Nigel Tipple (Goodfish), Greg McDonald (Goodfish)
Based in Cannock, Goodfish employs 30 people and has clients in markets including the USA, Ireland, Portugal, Hungary and Poland as well as the UK

Videos & Photos

Great Charles Street Queensway

Real Estate Investors buys Great Charles Street property

The XE by Jaguar - one of 12 West Midlands companies to benefit from the latest round of the Regional Growth Fund

£55m Regional Growth Fund boost for 12 West Midlands firms

Birmingham is set to benefit from a new regeneration pot backed by Legal & General

Greater Birmingham boost as Legal & General launches £15bn regen vehicle

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