As head of a business that contributes more than £2 billion a year to the West Midlands’ economy and supports nearly 29,000 jobs, Paul Thandi is arguably one of the most important businessmen in the region.
Clive Dutton became director of planning and regeneration at Birmingham City Council in February 2005. The post was created for him, with a remit to knock heads together and deliver a much sharper focus on redevelopment.Read
Cometh the hour, cometh the man. As the fortunes of the UK’s auto manufacturers spiralled ever lower, the industry was looking for a champion, and for someone to explain what was going on and where the future lay for the sector.Read
The 30-year-old Latvian, who has completed a highly successful first season as music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most exciting young conductors.Read