The Muslim Pound

Muslims in the UK spend approximately £20.5 billion a year on products, halal products in particular which are permitted under Islamic law. The BBC will be airing an insightful documentary ‘The Muslim Pound’ (working title) exploring the growing number of...

How Hospitality Businesses Can Drive Footfall And Increase Loyalty

Creating loyal customers is a challenge that many businesses face. This week the Midland Retail & Hospitality Forum (MRF) started their 2020 event campaign with a deep dive into how hospitality businesses can drive footfall and increase loyalty. A...

The problem with business support

Paul considers himself a ‘son of Birmingham’, spending his early years in the inner city areas of Bordesley Green and taking on his first job as working in the Birmingham markets. Paul now sits on 5 charitable boards, owns shares,...

UK Car Sales Fall in September

In a move that one industry body called a “cause for concern”, car sales in the UK fell 9% in September. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said new car registrations last month numbered 426,170. From September last year,...

Egotistical Social

Qasim Majid is a technology entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Wow Zone – a digital marketing agency. He has been in the digital industry for 20 years. He is the Vice President of the Asian Business Chamber of...

1,000 Jobs Lost

After weeks of uncertainty due to administrators striving to find a buyer for the troubled high street retailer, the shops will close down by the end of June, including the Birmingham City Centre shop in Temple Row as well...

Mr Mango’s Curry Sauces, Innovating Indian Cooking.

    Cooking up an Indian feast without having to worry about a pile of washing up later may have seemed impossible before; but with the official launch of Mr Mango’s ‘restaurant style’ curry sauces- you may be onto a mouth-watering...

The 7 Trends taking over the High Street – by Naeem Arif

Naeem Arif is a highly experienced customer-orientated leader, with over 15 years experience as director of multiple successful Private Limited Companies in the Retail and Management Consulting world. He the founder of NA Consulting, a retail and management consultancy,...

Bank of England Pressured Banks to Lower Libor Rates

The Bank of England has been dragged into a Libor scandal after BBC Panorama secretly recorded a senior Barclay’s manager and a Libor submitter. The recording shows that the Bank of England pressured banks into pushing down their Libor...

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...