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  • The third of four Public Debates featuring all five main candidates for West Midlands Mayor will take place tomorrow (4th April 2017) exactly one month before polling day. Over 200 people are expected at Birmingham Hippodrome, with a large proportion of the audience made up by members of the public who applied for a ticket to the Birmingham Mail newspaper. Marc Reeves, Birmingham Mail 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 wide-ranging debate. Nominations for the WMCA Mayor close at 4.00pm tomorrow (4th April). The first two events featured lively debates over the proposed nationalisation of the M6 Toll, the impact of HS2, how to tackle housing and homelessness and whether there should […]

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  • Exclusive sunrise shoot charters Birmingham’s changing skyline First images released from the roof of the city’s tallest office building in three years City’s evolving skyline and construction works captured at #AlphaSunrise #RooftopTuesdays Progress of the £1m Alpha Works office development also captured A range of images have been launched today of Birmingham’s changing skyline, taken at sunrise from the roof of the city’s tallest office building, the Grade II listed Alpha Birmingham. #AlphaSunrise, led by property firm CEG Property in partnership with Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces, brought together a team of the region’s top photographers for a series of early morning shoots including; Beth Astington, Fraser McGee, Jon Crampton, Kris Askey, Martin O’Callaghan, Matt Beach, Ross Jukes, Steve Townsend, Tim Cornbill and Verity Milligan. The images, which are the first to be released from the roof of the building in three years, charter the city’s continuing economic renaissance and ongoing construction […]

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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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