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  • Finalists have been revealed for this year’s Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY), with 18 young professionals from across the city’s professional services sector in the running to be crowned BYPY 2017. BPS Birmingham Future’s flagship event, BYPY celebrates the city’s finest talent across six award categories, with one category winner taking the highly-coveted title of Overall BYPY Winner. For the first time, this year’s winner will also receive an Executive MBA from Aston University worth £20,000. This year’s event is being supported by Headline Sponsor Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMet). BYPY 2017 Finalists: Property & Construction Charles Jones – Christie & Co Michael Parker – Gleeds Steve Townsend – Associated Architects Legal Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard – Thursfield Victoria Ball – Trowers & Hamlin Matthew Sharp – Wright Hassall HR, Recruitment & Training Rob Markwell – Pitch Consultants Alexandra Barre – Idex Katy Hanby – KPMG Finance Adam Rollason – Higgs […]

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  • Tom’s Kitchen would like to welcome you to their brand-new restaurant & deli located in The Mailbox. Offering all BPS Members 10% off when dining at the Restaurant or Deli To redeem please let us know by emailing hello@bpsbirmingham.co.uk, we will send you the voucher to show on arrival to the restaurant or arrival at the deli till.  This discount is valid for up to 6 people per table & not available for private dining. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. 53/57 Wharfside Street, The Mailbox, Birmingham B1 1RE T 0121 289 5111 E birmingham@tomskitchen.co.uk www.tomskitchen.co.uk

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  • A leading tax expert has been elected as the new chair of Business Professional Services Birmingham (BPS Birmingham), replacing Wesleyan CFO Ahmed Farooq, who steps down after 18 months in role. Ian Barnes, International Tax Partner at Deloitte UK’s Birmingham office, officially takes on the role this month.  An existing member of the Board, Ian first took a leadership role in the organisation in 2009 through Birmingham Future, where he was Chair of the strategy committee. Having served as Finance Director of the organisation for the past two years, Ian will spend the next two years as Chair continuing to strengthen the Board and focus on nurturing and mentoring talent across the Midlands.  BPS Birmingham is a leading voice for the sector and instrumental in influencing and shaping local policy, a legacy Ian is keen to continue. “The Midlands has some of the best universities, colleges and professional organisations in […]

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  • The race to become West Midlands Mayor steps up tomorrow evening (Tuesday, 7th March 2017) as the first of the Public Debates featuring all five of the main candidates takes place at the Black Country Living Museum. Around 200 people are expected at the Worker’s Institute building, with nearly half of the audience made up from members of the public who submitted a question to the Express and Star newspaper. Keith Harrison, the paper’s editor, will chair the Public Debate along with Kevin Johnson, Managing Director of Urban Communications, the firm behind West Mids Elects. James Burn (Green), Pete Durnell (UKIP), Beverley Nielsen, (LibDem), Siôn Simon (Labour) and Andy Street (Conservative) will line up for 90 minutes of audience questions, expert challenge and cross examination. The Public Debate is scheduled to start at around 6.30pm. On the evening, the Public Debate will be streamed live by the Express and Star […]

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  • There are less than three days left to enter yourself, or nominate someone deserving, to be crowned Birmingham’s Young Professional of the Year (BYPY), with this year’s winner receiving a world-class Executive MBA from Aston University worth £20,000! One of the region’s most highly-regarded accolades, BYPY celebrates talent aged 35 and under from Birmingham’s professional services sector, with awards spanning Finance; HR, Recruitment and Training; Legal; Marketing and Communications; Property and Construction; and Technology. It’s a killer combination – securing a title that unlocks access to the most influential circles in business while gaining an inventory of skills and knowledge that will put you in a position to become a great business leader. This from a triple-accredited business school that features in the top one per cent worldwide, offering one of the world’s top MBAs as ranked by CEO Magazine. As BPS Birmingham’s flagship awards, celebrating its 17th year this year, BYPY also celebrates the […]

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