Award-Winning Birmingham Coffee Shop Launches New Mobile Service

Temple Row’s Six Eight Kafé, recently named the city’s best café in the Birmingham Mail’s Brummies’ Choices Awards for the second time, has gone mobile with its new ‘Business Class’ venture. Businesses can hire the full Six Eight barista experience...

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...

Natwest Cyber Crime Events Help Educate Business Owners

Last week, business-owners in Walsall and Smethwick had the opportunity to develop their knowledge of cyber-crime and improve their ability to protect their companies at two completely free to attend NatWest Cyber Crime events. The events covered how cyber-crime affects...

Aston Business School awarded funding to help microbusinesses use tech to grow

Aston Business School will support 50 microbusinesses to boost their productivity by engaging with technology more effectively The project is being funded through the government’s £9 million Business Basics Programme Aston Business School has been awarded funding to support...

Search is on to find unsung heroes

The search is on for the unsung heroes of the West Midlands who are making a difference to other people’s lives. Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street has launched the region’s first Community Champion awards, calling on residents to...

Aldi Secures Place as UK’s 5th Largest Supermarket

According to research firm Kantar Worldpanel, Aldi’s sales soared 12.4% year on year in the last three months, taking its market share to 6.2%. It’s a huge growth considering that 10 years ago, their market share was at a...

Owner of CoFresh Investing in A New Factory and Warehouse

The management of the famous Asian snack Cofresh is investing £20 million in a new factory and warehouse following years of significant growth and expansion. A new site in Nuneaton has been bought, to complement its existing factory in Menzies...

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 Economic Benefit of International Students in Birmingham

According to a report published by the Birmingham Commonwealth Association (BCA), and supported by Birmingham City Council’s International Affairs Team, using the most recent reliable figures it has been conservatively calculated that international students (non-EU) bring in over £400 million per academic year. Of...

Two thirds of young people in the West Midlands are locked out of jobs...

Key statistics 63% of young people in the West Midlands don’t apply for certain jobs because they don’t think they’ll be seen as the ‘right’ kind of person for the role 32% say their ethnicity is a factor in securing a...