A woman who started a business making chutney in her kitchen is celebrating after securing a deal with a major supermarket chain.
A company from Birmingham is getting royal recognition today for surviving, and thriving for 150 years.
Business leaders say they’ve got more than £17 million to giveaway to help create jobs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Around 600 Derby small and medium businesses could benefit from around £1.4 million of Government funding from a new scheme being launched today. The announcement comes as Derby City Council is holding 'Small Business Saturday' in the city.
The scheme is part of Department for Culture, Media and Sport Superconnected Cities Programme and is designed to help local businesses to grow and develop.
Derby will be one of the 22 superconnected cities to be awarded the funding.
Energy firm npower is to close its site at Stoke-on-Trent, according to ITV Business Editor Laura Kuenssberg.
It is understood that workers will be told the news at a meeting at 9am tomorrow.
Around 600 people work at the site.
Businesses in Nottingham will be able to apply for a share of £40million today.
The Foresight Nottingham Fund is being made available to support firms to boost the local economy as part of the city council's growth plan.
The Coventry car manufacturing firm, CovPress, will unveil a new £3million press machine, which the company claim will create more jobs for the Midlands.
The machine will provide body parts for car firms including Midlands-based Jaguar Land Rover, General Motors and Honda.
Scientists have disovered how to make gold from rubbish - black gold - in other words - oil.
It sounds like the Holy Grail for the energy industry, but researchers at Aston Univeserity in Birmingham have figured out that if they burn rubbish and garden clippings in a pressure cooker - it turns into oil and gas.
They're heating their own building with it - now they want to help firms do the same thing and say large cities can become self-sufficient in generating their own power. Our business correspondent, Mark Gough reports.
Setting up your own business in the current economic climate is never going to be easy, but one enterprising 21-year-old, has more obstacles than most to overcome.
Becki Stone from Leicestershire has Cystic Fibrosis. She has to take between 30 and 40 tablets a day and have regular physio to keep her lungs clear. But with a great deal of determination she's just fulfilled her lifelong ambition and opened her own hairdressing salon. Jane Hesketh reports.
Derby-based Rolls Royce has a secured a contract with Indonesian airline Garuda Indonesia Airlines for Trent 700 engines.
The engines which are made in the Midlands will help the airline build their fleet of A330 planes, of which they will have 24 by 2015.
Rolls Royce has over 2,400 Trent 700 engines on order from companies across the world.
A former Midlands prison could be turned into a business park if new proposals go ahead. Rutland County Council says it's started 'final' negotiations with the Ministry of Justice to buy Ashwell Prison. It was shut last March two years after being badly damaged during a prison riot.
– Department of Business
"The issue was recently discussed at the October meeting of the European Commission's Consumer Safety network and it was agreed that the current warning on packaging which says "do not use indoors" does not go far enough. The standards are going to be modified so that they provide mandatory safety warnings placed in a prominent position and directly onto packaging."