British Businesses Advised to Innovate and Invest

By Ninder JohalThe year 2014 represents the 100th anniversary of the first world war but we find the world in greater conflict that ever. We have the atrocities in Syria and in the Middle East in particular the...

npower announces proposal to close one of three Oldbury offices

Business restructure forces npower to shut down one of its Oldbury offices npower has announced a proposed restructure of its customer service activities, focussed on delivering a more efficient, improved customer experience. Under these proposals, customers calling npower would continue to...

Winners Announced for the Signature Awards 2017

‘People are at the center of every successful business’ asserts the CEO of the NEC group. Regarded as one of the influential people in the region, Paul Thandi laid out the key ingredients for a successful business irrespective of size and...

Positive News for Economy

However BCC Issues Caution West Midlands business leaders welcomed today’s announcement by the Office for National Statistics that the unemployment rate for the West Midlands has fallen to 8.1 per cent in the quarter from September to November, down...

£5.6 Billion Worth of Deals Signed in China

Deal Set to be Create 1,500 JobsTrade and investment deals totaling over £5.6 billion and creating over 1,500 UK jobs have been signed between UK and Chinese firms during the largest ever trade mission led by a Prime Minister...

Non-Essential Sales Tumble after Easter Disappears

Barclaycard and the British Retail Consortium have both warned that the apparent uptake of high street shopping should not be trusted. Last month, spending at the high street increased, but the warning states that this was only due to...

Nasir Awan Named Honorary Chairman

Saqib Bhatti Becomes President at the IAB Birmingham chartered accountant Saqib Bhatti was elected as the new president of the Institute of Asian Businesses last night.   Mr Bhatti becomes the 14th president of the organisation, which was founded in 1987 and...

£2m Sale Of Jewellery Quarter Properties

Raybone Developments, the organization behind the redevelopment of the old Birmingham Mint Site in Icknield Street, has bought the properties which are located on Caroline Street. According to a statement, the transaction was off-market and was for an undisclosed fee...

West Midlands professional named national ‘Mentor of the Year’

A Birmingham City University employee has been announced as the UK’s ‘Mentor of the Year’ at a special event held yesterday in Doncaster. Nasrin Akhtar, who works as an Ambitious Futures Graduate Trainee in Leadership and Management at Birmingham City...

Supporting Entrepreneurial Spark

NatWest Opens First Birmingham HubNatWest and Entrepreneurial Spark have opened the first of eight new business accelerator hubs in the heart of Birmingham as part of a multi-million pound support package for entrepreneurs across the UK. The hub is housed...