PSW Organisers

Professional Services Week is an initiative in organised by:

BPS Birmingham – Lead Project Manager

BPS Birmingham is the membership organisation that connects and represents the business and professional services sector in Greater Birmingham and provides a collective voice across the political, business and civic landscape. It seeks to address key issues faced by the sector within the region.

BPS Birmingham brings together established leaders, young professionals and upcoming talent on the same platform through its three respective membership networks; BPS Leaders, BPS Future and BPS Aspire.

Career and personal development, skills, mentoring are core to the activities of the BPS networks ensuring the city’s business professionals have the opportunity to continue their journey from education, through their career to leadership through; training and development opportunities, round-table discussions and regular professional and social events.

Professional Services Week is a brand new week of activities organised by BPS Birmingham, along with associated partners & supporters, to inspire and inform the opportunities for the future generations within Greater Birmingham’s professional services sector.


Greater Birmingham Professional Services Academy (GBPSA)

Specialising in developing the workforce of the business professional and financial services sector, Greater Birmingham Professional Services Academy works in partnership with employers to deliver industry specific training and development programmes.

Part of Birmingham Metropolitan College group and backed by a wide range of professional firms, the UK’s first Professional Services Academy is dedicated to helping provide skilled young talent to the region’s professional services sector, aiding its continued economic growth and success.


Birmingham Education Partnership (BEP)

Since 2013, the Birmingham Education Partnership is a Headteacher-led organization working to form a collective voice for the city’s schools. Central to this approach is ensuring every school is part of a family of schools, and that there is good local and city-wide knowledge.

The Birmingham Education Partnership seeks to develop partnerships with employers, universities and all those committed to ensuring Birmingham’s children and young people receive the qualifications and skills they need to become active, contributing and positive citizens. Benefits of the organization include access to relevant membership organizations, peer-to-peer review programmes and the opportunity to attend regular thought-provoking and valuable events, both amongst educational peers and regional professional services leaders.


Ahead Partnership

Ahead Partnership is a catalyst for effective collaboration between business and employers and their communities. Their partnerships in education and skills equip young people for the world of work whilst strengthening the labour market for employers.

Amongst other valuable partnership programmes, Ahead Partnership prides itself on their ‘Make The Grade’ programme. Supported by Big Lottery and launched in 2011, Make The Grade brings businesses and schools together to equip young people with the skills they need to prepare for the world of work, through engaging work-related activities and experiences. It was recently awarded innovation funding by the Government’s new Careers & Enterprise Company and some of that will be coming to Birmingham.