Steel Industry In Crisis

The shock announcement by Indian company Tata to relinquish its UK assets has left the country’s steel industry reeling. Intending to sell the giant Tata steel works in Port Talbot, South Wales, as part of the move, the Indian conglomerate...

Sparkhill Smashes National Trend

The independent shopping capital of Britain has been announced and it is none other than Birmingham’s very own Sparkhill. Containing more shops independently owned than anywhere else in the country, the area has beaten the national trend with almost 95%...

We Won’t Be Second Best, Says Region

Birmingham business leaders have accused the Chancellor of shunning the West Midlands in his Budget – and warned the region would not be relegated to ‘second best.’ Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce went on the attack after George Osborne made...

Apprenticeship Levy Workshop

Walsall College invited employers to a free workshop on Friday 11th March to get them up to speed with all the facts surrounding the Apprenticeship Levy. Dozens of businesses attended the breakfast event at the college’s £11m business and sports...

Top Hotels Celebrate New Partnership with ABCC

Picture: l-r: Damian Goom, Saqib Bhatti, Tony Elvin and Anjum Khan Two of Birmingham’s premier hotels – Malmaison and Hotel du Vin – have joined the ranks of leading corporate organisations to support the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce (ABCC)...

Death of Chamber International Director Jonathan Webber

Jonathan Webber, director of international trade at Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC), has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 58. Jonathan, who joined the Chamber in April, 1999, was awarded the MBE for services to international...

South and City College Launch Innovative Microsoft Showcase Classroom

South and City College Birmingham has been working closely with Microsoft to launch a brand new Showcase Classroom, based at the college’s Digbeth Campus. Opened on February 3rd by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Councillor Ray Hassall, the classroom is...

Nasir Awan

Nasir Awan, chief executive of Awan Marketing International plc, who is also the chairman of the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce, was bestowed with the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) title for Services...

Habib Rehman

Habib Rehman, a Birmingham business owner, was honoured in the New Year Honours list, receiving a British Empire Medal (BEM) for Services to Business and Community relations in Birmingham. The Asian Today had the pleasure of interviewing the awards recipient What...

Birmingham Boys Bring It Home

As 2015 drew to a close, with remnants of Christmas cheer still lingering in the air for some, there remained some surprises still under wraps for a fated few. On the penultimate day of December, the New Year’s Honours List...