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  • BPS Birmingham, the membership organisation for the city’s business professional and financial services sector, has announced LoveBrum as its official charity partner. BPS Birmingham, which incorporates BPS Birmingham Leaders, BPS Birmingham Future and BPS Birmingham Aspire, will support LoveBrum by donating proceeds from its calendar of fundraising events, as well as providing the charity with volunteers through its members. This will include Future’s flagship event, Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) Awards, which this year will take place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) on Thursday 12 May. Launched at the beginning of 2015, LoveBrum is a registered charity that shines a light on ‘hidden gem’ projects and causes across Birmingham. Aiming to help 12 projects per year, LoveBrum provides support to causes that may not receive the platform or funding that they deserve. Rebecca Simkiss, chair of BPS Birmingham and joint managing director of SimkissGuy Recruitment, said: “Through […]

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  • What was your first job? I was a waitress in a local pub when I was 14. It taught me to write things down wherever possible. Did you ever imagine to be undertaking your current role? If not, what did you want to be doing? When I first started looking at jobs in Accountancy I didn’t really understand what the Corporate Finance division did, and so couldn’t have imagined myself working on transactions within Corporate Finance. I did always think I would be an Accountant though, so got that bit right. Which parts of your role are the most enjoyable, and which parts are the most challenging? The most enjoyable part is when a transaction closes, and you know that a new school or hospital will then start being built as a result. The most challenging part of the job is balancing tight timescales with the need for accuracy and […]

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  • What was your first job? I worked as the Sunday girl at Jaeger in the Mailbox. Did you ever imagine to be undertaking your current role, if not, what did you want to be doing? No, if I’m honest I don’t think I’d have known what Talent/Development was when I was originally looking into career paths! I’d originally hoped to be a journalist – I wanted to be part of the buzz of a newsroom, love writing and am known to be somewhat chatty – so I thought it’d make good use of my skills & interests! Which parts of your role are the most and enjoyable and which parts are the most challenging? I actually have the same answer for both questions: people! Dealing with people every day is fascinating, infuriating and will forever keep me on my toes – and it’s exactly that variety and unpredictability that keeps […]

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  • Hollywood Monster is the largest signage contractor and wide format printer in Birmingham, with contracts also in London and throughout the UK. This family-run business was created in August 2009 with the merger of two sister companies Hollywood Signs and Monster Digital. Today, Hollywood Monster continues to build a strong reputation having won Wide Format Print Company of the Year 2011 and 2012. Giving back to the local communities and supporting charities is very important to Hollywood Monster, so much so, that they have won the CSR/Pride Award at the West Midlands Business Masters Awards in 2013 and 2015. Based in 30,000sq warehouse in Tyseley, they work with some of the biggest names in a range of sectors, including, commercial, property and construction, retail, events, TV, theatre and sport. With over 70 employees, they have a range of experts who provide clients with an impressive variety of graphics and digitally […]

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