JLR Breaks Sale Records in US

The Midlands car giant Jaguar Land Rover notched up record-breaking sales figures in December. JLR celebrated a record-breaking double in the US, with monthly and annual sales rising. The Midlands car maker sold 14,079...

Why small business really matters

In 2016, there were 5.5 million businesses in the UK. Over 99% of businesses are Small or Medium Sized businesses – employing 0-249 people. 5.3 million (96%) businesses were micro-businesses – employing 0-9 people. Micro-businesses accounted for 32% of employment and...

Apprenticeships are plummeting because of Apprenticeship Levy, says FMB

Apprenticeship starts are falling because of the Apprenticeship Levy which needs to be made more flexible, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The FMB’s reaction is in response to statistics published today by the Department for Education, which...

Channel 4 Goes to Leeds

Leeds has been chosen for the new national HQ of Channel 4 to boost the way it reflects life outside London above Birmingham and Greater Manchester. The broadcaster will keep another headquarters in London but will move aound 200 of...

Engineering plays a vital role in the UK’s Economy

Engineering plays a vital role in the UK’s economy, providing employment on a large scale and producing the majority of our physical exports. Engineering is also responsible for developing and implementing some of the solutions to major global challenges. UK...

SME News Award and more charitable endeavours cap off a great year for Birmingham’s...

Bootcamp Media has been recognised as “Birmingham’s Best Marketing & Web Design Agency” in the 2018 SME News UK Enterprise Awards. Based in Birmingham’s beautiful Jewellery Quarter, Bootcamp Media is a team of creative, driven individuals who excel at web...

CALL FOR MORE LOCAL SUPPORT

ART Business Loans (ART) was delighted to welcome the Secretary General of Co-operatives UK, Ed Mayo, to its 21st AGM, held at Innovation Birmingham Campus on 28thSeptember.  In his keynote speech, Mr Mayo talked about the value of Community...

YOUNGEST PRESIDENT OF THE GBCC ANNOUNCED

Saqib Bhatti was installed as the youngest and first Muslim president in the 205-year history of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC). The 33-year-old, a director at accountancy firm Younis Bhatti & Company, succeeded Paul Kehoe at last weeks annual...

Time for positive intent on the High Street 

“Off the back of a strong Q3 trading results, Retailers should take positive action in Q4 to finish the year strong.” This was the big message coming out of the Midlands Retail Forum quarterly update that took place this...

Inspirational words from leaders at patrons dinner

Asian Business Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) patrons were inspired to "be bold, be brave, be empathetic" at a recent patrons dinner.  Patrons of the Chamber, including West Midland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, Mazars, Edgbaston, Aston University, FBC Manby Bowdler, RBS...