Tag: Business Transformation

£12million health and community centre opens

By on 08/03/2012 in News with 2 Comments

A new £12 million Community and Health Centre has opened in the heart of Sparkbrook, offering integrated health and council services together on one site, and delivering a much greater breadth of health support and community facilities for the local community. The contemporary three-storey facility is a result of the successful partnership between the Heart […]

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Vacated offices save city council further cash

By on 28/10/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is set to achieve revenue savings of £6.2million in the current financial year through its innovative Working for the Future (WFTF) programme. The savings are being delivered by selling outdated office accommodation and vacating leased buildings that were occupied by “back office” council departments, reducing the number of Central Administrative Buildings (CAB) […]

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Efficient Woodcock Street workplace opens

By on 24/10/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has opened the doors of 10 Woodcock Street, its new flagship offices in Aston. An event last Thursday (October 20) marked the handover of the building from Thomas Vale Construction to Birmingham City Council and was commemorated by an event for local school children during the day and a civic ceremony in […]

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New academic challenge for Corporate Director

By on 27/06/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Glyn Evans, Corporate Director of Business Change at Birmingham City Council, is to leave his post on July 1. He initiated and has overseen the council's ambitious business transformation programme, launched in 2006. The ambitious programme set out to save £1 billion over a ten-year period whilst at the same time significantly improving the services […]

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Office revamp scoops award

By on 26/05/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is celebrating after winning the British Council for Offices (BCO) refurbished/recycled workplace award  for 1 Lancaster Circus at the BCO Midlands and East Anglia regional awards ceremony. The event held at Birmingham Town Hall this afternoon (May 26) was attended by an array of industry professionals who came together to toast the […]

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Star performance for council website

By on 15/03/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Work to enhance Birmingham City Council's online presence has been recognised with an improved rating in an influential technology survey. Socitm (The Society of Information Technology Managers) has inspected every local authority website in the UK and upgraded Birmingham's site www.birmingham.gov.uk from a two-star rating in 2010 to a three-star rating for 2011. Websites are […]

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Deputy Leader talks transformation

By on 02/03/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Cllr Paul Tilsley, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, is amongst the guests set to speak at an event at Birmingham’s Town Hall later today (March 2). During the Transforming Local Government event He will talk about the lessons learnt from the council’s Business Transformation programme – which is firmly on course to save £1billion […]

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Business Transformation – first five years

By on 22/02/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Although only just five-years-old, Birmingham City Council's ambitious Business Transformation scheme has given the authority and its citizens much to celebrate. Launched in 2006 and supported by Service Birmingham - a joint venture between the council and Capita - the scheme is firmly on course to realise £1billion of savings over ten years. At the […]

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Council praised in national property report

By on 02/02/2011 in News with 0 Comments

This afternoon (February 2), Eric Pickles MP introduced a report detailing how local government can save £7billion a year in running costs, cut carbon and improve services through managing their property assets efficiently, sustainably and in partnership with other service providers. Produced as part of an inquiry by the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum, chaired by […]

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Second national award for Customer First

By on 27/01/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Ambitious plans drawn up by Birmingham City Council to transform the delivery of customer services have won a second prestigious national award in the space of just two months. Customer First was named as a winner in the e-Government National Awards 2010, staged at London's Guildhall last night (January 26). The programme scooped the top […]

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