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With hopes for an enterprise-led recovery resting on businesspeople of all ages and backgrounds, Anna Blackaby meets two Birmingham entrepreneurs who believe you are never too young or old to start your own venture.
An private equity fund has acquired one of the most successful biotech companies to grow out of Birmingham in a multi-million pound deal.Read
A pioneering invention developed in the West Midlands is set to become commonplace in the medical industry after receiving backing from an investment network.Read
Birmingham Science Park Aston has launched the third phase of its Entrepreneurs for the Future programme, boosting the number of start-up businesses that it can accommodate to 50 per year.Read
An electric vehicle battery firm has chosen Coventry to set up its UK headquarters with plans to create up to 20 jobs in the next year.Read
The universities of Birmingham and Warwick will today launch a new £2.75 million facility to help scientists investigate the fuels of the future.Read
The University of Warwick is part of a consortium that has been awarded £1.4 million to develop solar panels so flexible they can be rolled up to the size of a pen.Read
Eco-business experts in the West Midlands gave a tepid response to news that the Government’s green investment bank will have an extra £2 billion – although it won’t be able to borrow until 2015.Read
Birmingham Post Business Award winner eg solutions (EGS) revealed a a 400 per cent rise in profits and a 21 per cent jump in revenues and last year.Read
Software firm Delcam has revealed a 17 per cent rise in sales after improvement across all of the firm’s global markets.Read
Staffordshire-based Instem Life Science Systems, which listed on AIM last year, has reported an increase in operating profit of two per cent for 2010.Read
A leading professional body which promotes innovation and enterprise has announced the election of a new chairman.Read
Two West Midland research centres have been named as part of the Government’s £200 million scheme to create an elite network of Technology and Innovation Centres (TICs).Read
The University of Warwick is to lead a £3 million programme to enhance the electrical drive systems of electric vehicles.Read
A company that is helping to break down the barriers of infertility for couples struggling to have children has opened an office in Warwick.Read
Birmingham Science Park Aston is looking for a partner to help it create a £35million ‘Digital Plaza’ next to its current site in the city.Read
West Midlands electric vehicle firm Modec has fallen into administration with the loss of 26 jobs.Read
Birmingham-based technical maintenance and management company Inviron has been acquired by Dutch firm Imtech.Read
Software firm EG Solutions has revealed its turnover is expected to rise by 21 per cent – boosting profitability three-fold.Read
More than 200 members of the Midland business and academic community attended an event showcasing 36 new companies at Birmingham Science Park Aston.Read
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