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...

RATIONALFX BECOMES PATRON OF IOD WEST MIDLANDS

RationalFX are proud to announce that they have become the latest Patron for IoD West Midlands. Jaspaul Bains, Foreign Exchange Strategist for Rational FX based in the Midlands, will be working closely with the business organisation to deliver tailored...

Charity Chairman is double winner in prestigious Great British Entrepreneurship Awards

Founder and Chairman of award-winning Humanitarian Charity Penny Appeal, Adeem Younis, has walked away with two prestigious NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards: ‘Entrepreneur for Good’ and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year – North’ at a ceremony in Manchester last night. Beating...

Asian Business Chamber elects new president

The Asian Business Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) have welcomed Qasim Majid as their new president for 2018-19. Qasim takes over from Saqib Bhatti, who served as ABCC president for four years. Originally from Manchester, Qasim has been an active member of...

Reasons to be Happy!

Survey Suggests West Midlands Workers are Happiest The West Midlands is one of the highest scoring regions in the UK when it comes to employee satisfaction, with consultants, manufacturers, and HR staff among the happiest professionals, according to a new study. Less than half...

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)...

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...

Local Businessman, Naeem Arif Selected To Sit On The Forbes Business Council

Local businessman Naeem Arif selected to sit on the Forbes Business Council to share his knowledge and insights about Customer Experience and Retail industry. Naeem Arif of NA Consulting, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Council, the foremost growth...

Aldi Apologises After Double-Charging Midlands Customers

The supermarket chain apologized after it emerged some customers were charged twice for purchases made during August. The company have claimed that a “processing error” led to a number of customers at “some” midlands stores being charged a second time...

Budget ‘wishlist’ calls for major issues to be addressed

Business leaders in Greater Birmingham are urging Chancellor Phillip Hammond to address three key issues in this week’s Budget: the economy, Brexit and investment. Strengthening the foundations of the domestic economy, securing the best possible Brexit deal and encouraging firms...