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MidlandsFamily Business Awards 2014 shortlist unveiled

A business founded more than 150 years ago, a nursery led by its founding family’s fourth generation, and specialists in construction and residential interior design are amongst the 45 family businesses and advisers making the shortlists of the ten categories in the 2014 Midlands Family Business Awards.   The 28…

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Driving range is jewel in crown of £4.5m golf course investment

A former butcher who bought a Sutton Coldfield golf course has just unveiled a £700,000 state-of-the-art driving range complete with ball-collecting robots. Colin Crawshaw paid £2m for Aston Wood Golf Course at the end of 2012 and has since invested £2.5m in course improvements, a new function suite, gymnasium, car…

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Chamber launches free HR support for members

Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce has joined forces with one of the country’s biggest employment law and health and safety specialists, to offer a new service to Birmingham, Solihull and Institute of Asian Businesses (IAB) members. The partnership is with Manchester-based Peninsula, which is to become the…

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