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  • We are pleased to announce that following the success of “Turning Small Talk into Big Talk” in 2018, the series is returning for 2019. Sitting alongside the prestigious Leadership Development Programme delivered with Aston University, the series provides Future members and the wider professional community an opportunity to take a deep-dive into some of the key topics effecting young professionals with the aim being to help them develop an informed opinion and be confident to articulate this with peers, leaders, clients and colleagues. Each event is opened by a keynote speaker and opens into a panel discussion with a Q&A. 2018 was a stellar start to the series. We kicked off in April with “The Millennial Mind-set”, discussing everything from workplace engagement to the practical realities of day to day life managing a millennial workforce. In June, we held our “Gender Barriers” event, exploring the topic of gender bias in […]

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  • Much is said of Birmingham’s rapid and ongoing renaissance. Many impressive statistics are bandied about; statistics such as, ‘There has been more investment in Birmingham in the last 5 years than there has been in the last 25 years.’ and ‘There is more investment in Birmingham than there is any other European capital. ’ It is an exceptional and exciting time to be a built environment professional in the city. The energy in the city is electric, our renewed self-confidence and optimism is palpable. Even in the face of Brexit. This is why our proud committee has chosen to rebrand, relaunch and refocus. We understand that with so much going on in the city we have an opportunity, or rather, a duty, to make sure that the Birmingham Future membership is well informed about the current state of development. Our goal is quite simple; to ensure that those who attend […]

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  • BPS Birmingham Future’s flagship awards will have a brand-new committee behind it in 2019. The team organising the 2019 Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) Awards has been unveiled. The 2019 event organised by BPS Birmingham Future, a membership organisation which connects, promotes and represents professional services in the city, will take place in May at the ICC. Meet the 2019 Committee Following her role as deputy chair in 2018, the 2019 committee will be chaired by Kirn Dibra, a Risk and Control Manager at Experian. Kirn has brought together a brand-new team from a range of sectors for 2019, to support the delivery of one of the city’s most prestigious business events. 2019’s line-up consists of: Chandni Kotak, Construction Solicitor at Pinsent Masons LLP Azeem Qadir, Assistant Audit Manager at BDO UK LLP Matt Cockett, Graphics Manager at PSP Ltd Greta Geoghegan, Director of PR and Communications at […]

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  • Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Executive Officer appointed as BPS Birmingham Future Chair. Katie Fulcher, Executive Officer at Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, is to be the next BPS Birmingham Future Chair. Katie will take over the reigns from solicitor Victoria Ball at an event being held at Birmingham Council House on Thursday 6th September. Katie will lead the membership organisation representing young professionals in the region for the next year. At the event guests will hear reflections from out going Chair Victoria, who this week started a new job as Legal Director at DLA Piper in their Construction and Engineering practice, and from Katie who will set out her ambitions and objectives for the year ahead. Reflecting on her year as Chair, Victoria will say how an organisation with such a diverse set of activities as Birmingham Future could not operate without the tireless contribution of its’ […]

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  • From seasoned runners to first timers, members of BPS Birmingham Future, have banded together to support charity partner LoveBrum by taking part in this year’s Birmingham Half Marathon on the 14th October as part of #TeamLoveBrum. Meet the team Victoria Ball Senior Associate at Trowers & Hamlins and Chair of BPS Birmingham Future, Victoria said; “This is my first venture back into long distance running in 5 years – so need all the support I can get – but am delighted to be taking on the challenge for LoveBrum”  Laura Thursfield Financial Planner at Mazars and Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 2018 Laura said; “I seem to be unable to resist the chance to run around the streets of Birmingham each October, this being my fifth year in a row running the half or the full marathon. It never gets any easier and by the end of each run […]

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