The biggest thing to happen to legendary Brummie rocker Ozzy Osbourne in 2011 was the announcement that he is to hook-up with his former band-mates to reform the massively successful Black Sabbath.Read
Eric Grove’s Catesby Property Group wasn’t happy when the Government scrapped regional spacial strategies. Along with fellow developers Cala Homes and Colonnade they have challenged the move by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.Read
Folkes Holdings – 100 per cent owned by Constantine Folkes and his family - is one of the largest private property groups in the Midlands. The company combines property development and investment with Black Country metal bashing, and together they have been a source of wealth for Mr Folkes, who can trace his company back to 1697.Read
In November, Prof Jo Bradwell sold the majority of the shares in the medical diagnostics company which he founded to private investment group Nordic Capital. The company – The Binding Site Ltd – is one of the Midlands most successful companies. Prof Bradwell retains a small shareholding and remains on the board.Read
Wolves life president Sir Jack Hayward must be particularly pleased that his beloved football team is in safe hands under Steve Morgan. Sir Jack sold Wolves to him for £10 in 2007, on condition that he invest £30 million in the club.Read
Assets at Kingswinford-based London and Cambridge Properties rose to close on £500 million in 2009-10, an increase of £80 million on the previous year. London and Cambridge is one of the UK’s largest private owners of retail and industrial property.Read
When the recently-Virginised Northern Rock came crashing down financier Paul Ruddock’s Lansdowne Partners hedge fund made a reported £100 million profit for investors after betting on its collapse.