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...

GDP Gives Reason for Optimism

Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Welcomes Decision Business leaders welcomed today’s announcement that the GDP figure for the first quarter of 2014 has risen by 0.8 per cent, to its highest level in nearly four years, which indicates a move...

Rising unemployment figures scupper downward

Birmingham Chamber Expressed Concern West Midlands business leaders expressed concern following today’s announcement that unemployment in the West Midlands has risen to 8.2 per cent in the quarter from December to February, up from 8.1 per cent in the previous...

Annual Asian Rich List Announced

Hinduja Brothers Keep Mittal From Top Spot The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education last night celebrated the ongoing success and invaluable contribution of the south Asian community, at a gala dinner to celebrate the publication...

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...

UK Hosts First Meeting of Global IFIG

Chaired By Baroness Sayeeda Warsi The Rt Hon Baroness Warsi hosted and chaired the inaugural meeting of the Global Islamic Finance and Investment Group (IFIG) in London. The group was established following a commitment made at the World Islamic...

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...

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...

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...

Birmingham Airport Bids Farewell to Last Passenger DC-10 Aircraft

The Aircraft Belongs to Biman Bangladesh Airlines Birmingham Airport will bid a fond farewell to the last ever commercial DC-10 flight as it carries passengers for the very last time around the skies of Birmingham, before retiring. More than a...