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October 2018

Birmingham 2038 Part 2

October 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Colmore Building, 20 Colmore Circus Queensway
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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The year is 2038 and Birmingham has been transformed. High-speed trains rapidly ferry people to and from the city, the Commonwealth Games are but a distant memory, Paradise, Arena Central and a raft of other new developments present a new, striking skyline, while the city boasts one of the youngest populations in Europe and continues to raise its standing on the global stage to visitors, businesses and investors. In-line with the city’s motto ‘forward’, the latest series of events from…

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Signpost: Could Birmingham’s tech sector rival London?

October 23, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
iCentrum, Faraday Wharf, Holt Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B7 4BB United Kingdom
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*Please note this event is not organised by BPS Birmingham and is being hosted by a third party It might sound fanciful but could tech companies choose to base themselves in Birmingham instead of London? Sky-high property prices and rising staff costs in the capital are forcing many companies to look beyond London and the case to come to Birmingham is gathering pace. Home to more than 3,000 tech firms, Birmingham is quickly becoming an attractive prospect for tech graduates,…

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Meet the Access Project

October 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gateley Plc, 111 Edmund Street
Birmingham, B3 2HJ United Kingdom
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BPS Birmingham Aspire have partnered up with The Access Project to bring our members a unique and rewarding opportunity to volunteer as a Tutor for a young person in Birmingham. If you’re looking for a way to give back to the community, and have an hour a week to give up to support a young person with their education, come along to find out more! Come along to this introduction to the Access Project to hear all about what they…

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November 2018

Signpost: The Future of the BPFS sector

November 7, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 105, Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B1 2ND United Kingdom
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*Please note this event is not run by BPS Birmingham and is being hosted by a third party The Business, Professional and Financial Services (BPFS) sector is a significant and diverse sector. Although hit by the financial crisis of 2008, employment and gross value added (GVA)  have risen and it is forecast to be one of the largest growing sectors in the next fifteen years. The sector also contains high-quality, high-skill and well-paid jobs, all of which are predicted to…

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Social at Zen Metro

November 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zen Metro, 73 Cornwall Street
Birmingham, B3 2DF
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In our ongoing series of networking opportunities, join the social committee for drinks at Zen Metro on Cornwall Street on the first Wednesday of every month! Register now for this event and receive a member discount entitling you to pay just £3 for any of the following drinks; • Pint of Carlsberg or bottled lager beers • A small glass of house white or red wines • Single vodka/Bacardi/house gin with chasers from the gun dispenser(no bottle chasers like tonic/red…

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Digital – A View to the Future

November 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
HSBC UK Bank Plc, 1 Centenary Square
Birmingham, West Midlands B3 2QZ United Kingdom
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Digital is sweeping through each of our personal and professional worlds. Whether you are interested in the technical aspects of digital or not, the world in which we live and work is changing. With evolving cognitive technology and the onset of artificial intelligence, it’s difficult to predict exactly what tomorrow’s world of work will involve but it’s safe to say it will be different from today. ‘Digital readiness’ is an ability to perform tasks, manage information, share knowledge and work…

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#WhoAreYou – Using Social Media to Build Your Personal Brand

November 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Studio, 7 Cannon Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B2 5EP United Kingdom
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Do you know your SEO from your #? BPS Aspire invite you to join us on 21 November 2018 at the studio to hear David Glenwright, Head of Training at JC Social Media, speak on how to build your personal brand and develop your professional social media presence. In an increasingly digital world, young professionals are under pressure to promote themselves and their businesses through the various social media platforms. We are therefore very excited to have David Glenwright join…

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December 2018

German Market – How Do They Do That?

December 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Browne Jacobson LLP, Victoria Square House
Birmingham, B2 4BU
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As Christmas rapidly approaches, an annual fixture will soon return to Birmingham: the German Market. The sprawling attraction is an extraordinarily popular destination during the build up to Christmas, drawing in millions of visitors each year. But have you ever wondered what goes into planning, constructing and running the market every November and December? Well, to help provide an insight into operating the market, the Birmingham Future Infrastructure Committee is delighted to welcome Garry Peal, Events Commissioning Manager at Birmingham…

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Christmas Social

December 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Purecraft Bar & Kitchen, 30 Waterloo Street
Birmingham, B2 5TJ

Join BPS Birmingham Future for our Christmas Social at Purecraft Bar on Wednesday 5 December. Don your best Christmas jumpers and get yourself into the warmth of Purecraft bar to meet fellow BPS members for some informal drinks. There will be a prize for the best Christmas jumper, among other games, and the incredible Elegant Entertainment have kindly offered to perform which promises to set a festive mood. Most importantly it is FREE for BPS Future Members! The Infrastructure Committee…

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The Christmas Quiz

December 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Jekyll and Hyde, 28 Steelhouse Lane
Birmingham, West Midlands B4 6BJ United Kingdom
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Get into the Christmas spirit and kick off the merriest month of the calendar by joining BPS Birmingham Aspire at ‘The Christmas Quiz’ for a fun-filled night of Christmas trivia. ‘The Christmas Quiz’ is the perfect opportunity for students, graduates and young professionals to socialise with others in a similar position to themselves within the local professional community and make those all important business connections. For those who might be a bit nervous about the prospect of business networking, it…

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