A year ago we formed the ITV Business Club - a collection of some of the region's most successful entrepreneurs.
Tonight and tomorrow we talk to them about how the last year has gone and their predictions for the economy this year.
Well over the last year - despite a recession - they've increased profits and taken more people on. Tonight they tell us how. Here's our Business Correspondent, Mark Gough.
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Pollen: West Midlands Update
Pollen: East Midlands Update
Further heavy shower and thunderstorms moving north across the region today, with some sunny spells in between.