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...

We need young people who are employable at 16

The British Chambers of Commerce have impressed upon the government to ensure that the current apprenticeship frameworks are fit for purpose for small and medium sized businesses (SME). According to a statistical analysis of business in the UK conducted...

Entrepreneurial Index ranks Birmingham as UK’s Most Entrepreneurial City 2018

Instant Offices Entrepreneurial Index has classified Birmingham top amongst the UK’s leading cities with over 21,000 companies launched this year. When it comes to business start-ups in Britain, London may lead the pack, but the latest study from Instant Offices...

How your recruitment strategy might be destroying your competitive advantage

I have heard from many of my friends how difficult they are finding it to engage with companies with job vacancies. Many organisations (particularly in the public sector) don't even acknowledge applications and fail to provide feedback. Obviously, I support...

Wow Zone are on track with their long-term expansion plan as they acquire stake...

For the digital marketing CEO’s of Wow, this is another step in their predetermined journey as Neely There is the second company they have added to the Wow Zone Group of Companies, in as many years. Last year’s addition...

Location for the 7th annual English Asian Business Awards 2018 is announced

The location for the 7th English Asian Business Awards has now been announced and the awards will be returning to Manchester. The English Asian Business Awards seek to acknowledge and honour the determination, entrepreneurial spirit and hard work of English...