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...

A ‘Mixed Bag’

Chamber raises concerns over Chancellor George Osborne’s autumn statement Business leaders in the West Midlands today said that the Chancellor’s autumn statement was a “mixed bag” that will raise concerns in some areas. Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce  (GBCC) said it...

Birmingham’s Private Sector Strong

Business leaders urge new Council chief to recognise strength of private sector Business leaders today urged new Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy to recognise the “great strength” of the private sector in the city and work with it to...

Asian Businesses in Birmingham Rebirth

Asian businesses ‘must play key role’ in renaissance of the city The Asian Business Chamber of Commerce’s 18 per cent surge in membership in just six months is a ‘phenomenal achievement’ which will help support the renaissance of Birmingham, a...

ABCC Awards Shortlist

Event is Already Sold Out Fifteen businesses and individuals have been shortlisted for the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) awards. The winners will be revealed at the ABCC’s annual dinner at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham, on Saturday, November 21,...

Changes in Dividend Tax

by Raza Ullah Samar, Chartered Accountant In July 2015, the Chancellor introduced significant changes to the way dividends are currently taxed. At the moment, all UK dividends are paid with a notional 10% tax credit, therefore the basic rate tax is...

Birmingham Commonwealth Association

By Keith Stokes-Smith Let’s go back to 1951; admittedly most of us were neither born or in employment then. Export of goods from the UK to our 53 Commonwealth partners accounted for 42% of total exports. Sixty years later, by...