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BBC to create 100 new roles in Birmingham

State broadcaster says it wants to create 'HR Service Centre' in the city to complement its BBC Academy and Workplace

Birmingham Harvey Nichols: first look inside new Mailbox store

The view at the entrance of the new Harvey Nichols store in the Mailbox, showing the concierge area and on to beauty
The revamped designer outlet is due to open this summer and will sport an 'immersive tunnel' and 'style concierges' among its new features at The Mailbox

Lloyds Bank is 250: Ten little-known facts about the Birmingham institution

This branch in Dale End was also Taylors & Lloyds' first head office until 1882
It's a landmark birthday for Lloyds Bank so we take a look at some quirky facts you probably didn't know about the high street name

Sigma plans 700 new jobs for city base

From left: Mike Harfield, Tim Freeman, Gemma Baker and Can Erkan from Sigma Financial Group outside Mclaren
Major boost for finance sector as Redditch firm takes space in Mclaren with more staff to come over coming 18 months

Solar-powered Costa Coffee shop is a UK first

The innovative 'zero energy' Costa Coffee shop at the Wrekin Retail Park in Telford
Independent builders’ merchant EH Smith has supplied solar roof panels for the sustainable Costa Coffee outlet at the Wrekin Retail Park in Telford

Business In Pictures

The innovative 'zero energy' Costa Coffee shop at the Wrekin Retail Park in Telford

Solar-powered Costa Coffee shop is a UK first

Independent builders’ merchant EH Smith has supplied solar roof panels for the sustainable Costa Coffee outlet at the Wrekin Retail Park in Telford

Rotala strengthens South East footprint with Wings deal

Birmingham transport group acquires Uxbridge-based luxury coach company and adds 20 staff and 17 vehicles to its business

Shakespeares to relocate across Birmingham after SGH Martineau merger

Emma Shipp and Andy Raynor of Shakespeare Martineau
The new firm, which will have a combined turnover of £75 million and employ 900 people, will be known as Shakespeare Martineau
General business

Business in the Community is good for business

The approach adopted by BitC takes corporate social responsibility to the next level, with a simple desire to tackle a range of issues by mobilising businesses to help leverage their skills to deliver real results for others.

Inequality and how to solve the UK's productivity puzzle

A welder at work
Experience in the West Midlands demonstrates that the loss of manufacturing reduces wealth and opportunity.

Midlands Assembly Network hails £4.5m sales boost

More than 85 jobs have been created with network of manufactring and engineering firms as it benefits from strategic partnerships

Sydney Mitchell partners Sarah Archer, Tracy Creed and Karen Moores

Partner promotion at Sydney Mitchell

Tracy Creed heads the private client team at Sydney Mitchell and re-joined the firm as an associate three years ago, during which time she has expanded the department

Matt Dredger, founder of Borroclub which is aiming to help people make better use of household items

New Borroclub website bids to tap into 'sharing economy'

Birmingham tech start-up company is targeting a slice of the 'sharing economy' with new online exchange platform offering a channel to rent out idle tools and items

From left: Mike Harfield, Tim Freeman, Gemma Baker and Can Erkan from Sigma Financial Group outside Mclaren

Sigma plans 700 new jobs for city base

Major boost for finance sector as Redditch firm takes space in Mclaren with more staff to come over coming 18 months

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This branch in Dale End was also Taylors & Lloyds' first head office until 1882

Lloyds Bank is 250: Ten little-known facts about the Birmingham institution

The view at the entrance of the new Harvey Nichols store in the Mailbox, showing the concierge area and on to beauty

Birmingham Harvey Nichols: first look inside new Mailbox store

BBC's studios and shop in The Mailbox

BBC to create 100 new roles in Birmingham

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Graeme Brown
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Business Reporter
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Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
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Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor