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November 2017

Signpost: The UrbanTech Summit

November 6, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Custard Factory

*Please note this event is not run by BPS and is hosted by a third party The West Midlands Combined Authority are launching first UrbanTech Summit - a day of events, supported by the public, demonstrating the potential of new technology to transform local government services. So much of how we deliver services and respond to citizens can be improved with smarter use of data, better digital technologies and new business models. The UrbanTech Summit is an opportunity to explore and…

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The workplace of the future: rise of the machines? Join David Hardman and find out

November 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Trowers & Hamlins LLP, 10 Colmore Row
Birmingham, B3 2QD
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Could your role be carried out by a computer? Instinctively you would likely say no. But there is an argument that artificial intelligence will remove 60% of jobs in professional services. Other sources say that financial services will be amongst the first disrupted by artificial intelligence, but all elements of professional services will be impacted by rapid technological developments and automation. So what does this mean for those of us working in the bps sector? On 8 November we will…

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Conflict & Communication at Work

November 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shakespeare Martineau, 1 Colmore square
Birmingham, B4 6AA United Kingdom
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Conflict arises at work regularly. Perhaps you don’t agree on a solution to a problem, or on a way forward in a project. But what about when it creates difficult relationships and sour atmospheres? How can you avoid this happening, and what can you do to fix it? Join the Development Committee with Jay Lutwyche and Gemma Dipple of Shakespeare Martineau to look at how quality communication can help avoid unnecessary conflict and how you can use it to resolve…

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Access Project Training: BPS Exclusive

November 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barclays Birmingham, One Snow Hill
Birmingham, B4 6GN United Kingdom
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BPS Birmingham Aspire have partnered up with The Access Project to bring BPS a unique and rewarding opportunity to volunteer as a Tutor for a young person in Birmingham. This event is a follow up training session from our introduction to The Access Project on Wednesday 1 November. This event is for new volunteers of Access only. To register your interest please come along to the above event or email to book on. Eligibility To tutor GCSE, you must…

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Discuss and Dine With BPS

November 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Park Regis Hotel, Broad Street
Birmingham, B15 1DT
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In the latest in our series of Discuss and Dine events we'll be hearing from Professor Ian Thomson, Director of the Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business at Birmingham Business School as he leads a discussion into the level of responsible business practices within the professional services sector and the importance of these practices to the professional services community.

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Pre-Chrimbo Bingo

November 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Button Factory, 25 Frederick Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B1 3HH United Kingdom
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We’re starting the festive countdown early this year with some pre-Chrimbo Bingo at The Button Factory on Thursday 30th November! Join the Social committee and The Bingo Ballers upstairs from 6pm for an unusual take on the classic game, your favourite festive hits, themed canapes and a glass of fizz (it’s almost Christmas after all…). All for just £20 for BPS members and £30 for non-members. Book your ticket now before it’s too late – it’s going to be a…

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December 2017

BPS Christmas Quiz – Haines, Watts the Question?

December 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Studio, 7 Cannon Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B2 5EP United Kingdom
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Get into the Christmas spirit and kick off the merriest month of the calendar by joining Birmingham Aspire at The Studio 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 offers the…

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Social at Zen Metro

December 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zen Metro, 73 Cornwall Street
Birmingham, B3 2DF
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In an 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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HR Directors’ Forum: Mental Health and Wellbeing

December 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Gateley Plc, 111 Edmund Street
Birmingham, B3 2HJ United Kingdom
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The aim of this forum is for discussion to take place at a strategic level regarding some of the challenges we face in our sector, in our region. It is aimed at senior HR bodies/HR directors working within a professional services business in the Greater Birmingham area. Through shared experiences and a collective voice we can help each other to overcome some of the challenges our sector faces. If you would like more information about this event please email

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January 2018

Signpost: New Year, New Networks

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Browne Jacobson LLP, Victoria Square House
Birmingham, B2 4BU
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*Please note this event is not run by BPS Birmingham and is hosted by a third party Browne Jacobson are holding a young professionals networking event in both their Birmingham and London offices on Thursday 18 January 2018 to mark the start of the new year. The event is a fantastic opportunity to network with other professionals across a variety of city based businesses with drinks and food being served throughout the evening. REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE

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