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Birmingham crowned Most Enterprising Place in Britain

By on 24/09/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham crowned this year’s ‘Most Enterprising Place in Britain’ Birmingham, Liverpool, Broxbourne and Kent win Enterprising Britain awards The awards celebrate local initiatives to back business and growth Birmingham and Liverpool of the winners will go on to compete in Europe-wide enterprise competition Birmingham has been named the ‘Most Enterprising Place in Britain’ by the […]

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CEnTSA Financial Abuse Safeguarding Conference – 27 Sept 2016

By on 23/09/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A conference to highlight the financial abuse of adults at risk is to be held at Villa Park in Birmingham next week (27 September), organised by Central England Trading Standards Authorities (CEnTSA). The conference, which takes place on Tuesday 27 September, will look at the role that Trading Standards can play within a multi-agency approach to […]

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Beware: Rogue traders can call at any time

By on 23/09/2016 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director of Place, warns people to be vigilant as rogue traders are becoming increasingly convincing. While many people look to make home improvements during the summer, be it gardening or double glazing, these are often big projects which require expert knowledge and professional workmanship. However it can be tempting when a […]

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Council shortlisted for Living Wage Champion Awards

By on 23/09/2016 in Cllr Mahmood, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has been shortlisted by the Living Wage Foundation for the Living Wage Champion Awards 2016. The awards recognise Living Wage employers that have made great contributions to communities and industries by implementing and celebrating the Living Wage.                     The Living Wage Foundation offers […]

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Time to get on your bike in Birmingham

Anne Shaw, assistant director for transportation and connectivity, reflects on how Birmingham Cycle Revolution is gathering momentum across the city If, like me, you were one of the many people who attended and took part in HSBC Birmingham BikeFest last weekend, you will know what a fantastic event it was and will have enjoyed the […]

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How Birminghan can Step Forward in a post-EU Britain

Councillor Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, talks about meeting counterparts in Rotterdam and how Birmingham needs to Step Forward in a post-EU Britain. It should go without saying that jobs and skills are key to tackling the many problems faced by cities and most importantly their citizens. Earlier this week I was […]

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Vélo Birmingham launches at NEC Cycle Show

The inaugural Vélo Birmingham was launched officially at the NEC Cycle Show today (September 22) following a teaser campaign that generated more than 30,000 pre-registrations. Organised by CSM Active in partnership with Birmingham City Council, the event will combine a 15,000-capacity, 100-mile closed road sportive with the third edition of the Birmingham BikeFest, the free cycling […]

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Making Birmingham THE skills city

By on 20/09/2016 in Blog, Cllr O'Reilly, News with 0 Comments

Councillor Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, talks about how we can all Step Forward to improve skills in the city.                                      “Skills levels in the Birmingham city region will have a major impact on future […]

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Birmingham New Street station marks one year since its grand reopening

By on 20/09/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham New Street this week marks one year since the £750m redevelopment of one of Britain’s busiest railway stations.

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Young people reminded to look out for signs of grooming in friends

By on 20/09/2016 in News with 0 Comments

As young people head back to the classroom after the summer break they’re being reminded to look out for signs of grooming and sexual exploitation among their friends. For many, they may be meeting up with friends they’ve not seen in a while, so it’s a prime time to notice changes in behaviour. The See […]

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