BGCC – Budget Mixed Bag for Greater Birmingham

Helpful Measures and Disappointing Omissions. Business leaders in Greater Birmingham said today’s Budget was a mixed bag of helpful measures and disappointing omissions.   Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) welcomed moves to help exporters with the doubling of finance available to...

Asian Business Chamber receives top international honour

The Asian Business Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) has received one of Pakistan’s highest accolades after successful trade talks. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce presented their annual “best international Chamber partner” award to former ABCC president and chairman Nasir Awan at...

Sharia Investment Options are Coming to a Venue Near You

London Has Already Taken in Over £11.7bn Worth of Islamic Investment With Muslims comprising 25% of the world’s population and 10,000 Muslim millionaires in Britain alone, the Islamic investment sector has become a financial powerhouse in the UK. The...

Pop-Up Birmingham to Open at Bullring

In Support of Midlands Entrepreneurs A pop-up shop in Birmingham’s Bullring is set to give more than 80 Midlands startups an affordable route to the high street through a pioneering new initiative.   PopUp Birmingham opens next month in the iconic centre on the...

Nasir Awan Named Honorary Chairman

Saqib Bhatti Becomes President at the IAB Birmingham chartered accountant Saqib Bhatti was elected as the new president of the Institute of Asian Businesses last night.   Mr Bhatti becomes the 14th president of the organisation, which was founded in 1987 and...

Minister Calls for More Entrepreneurs from Ethnic Minorities

'Help Them to Become Their Own Boss'Budding entrepreneurs from all ethnic backgrounds are being encouraged to take advantage of a scheme to help them to become their own boss, as new figures show that so far it has helped...

Visits To UK Rise As Pound Falls

Official figures show that the number of visitors to the United Kingdom rose 3.5million in June, up 7% from the same month last year. The number of visitors from Europe was 2.241 million, an increase of 2%, but the figures...

Air India wins at Asian Voice Awards

Was Awarded at the Asian Voice Political & Public Life Awards Air India has added yet another feather in its cap by winning the Airline of the Year at the Asian Voice Political & Public Life Awards in London.   The...

Pay rises forecast to stay weak, survey predicts

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), pay will rise just 1% over the next year, meaning further pressure on incomes. The CIPD say that despite falling unemployment numbers, an increasing supply of labour is the reason...

BCC – GDP shows recovery is bedding in

UK economy grew by 0.7% in the fourth quarter of 2013 Business leaders in Birmingham welcomed today’s GDP figures, which showed that the UK economy grew by 0.7% in the fourth quarter of 2013, bringing the annual growth rate to...