Tag: recession

Media Watch – April 25

By on 25/04/2012 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Elected mayor for city ‘needs 5 key powers (Birmingham Mail) An elected mayor of Birmingham should have the power to set business taxes to help boost the local economy and create jobs a leading Labour politician (Liam Byrne) has claimed. VIDEO: Rare Red Pandas move into new enclosure at Birmingham […]

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finditinbirmingham.com host business loans breakfast

By on 13/08/2010 in News with 0 Comments

It's difficult for businesses to get loans through the banks as Birmingham emerges from recession.   But Arrow – Small Business Finance, ART (Aston Reinvestment Trust) and Investbx can help local businesses find the finance they need through an innovative programme of loans funded by Birmingham City Council. finditinbirmingham.com is holding a breakfast networking event, […]

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Recession reduces waste levels in city

By on 12/07/2010 in News with 1 Comment

The recession has been cited as one of the likely reasons why almost five per cent less household waste was generated in Birmingham during 2009/10 than the year before. A 4.72 per cent drop by weight was recorded in waste collected by Birmingham City Council. However in terms of recycling, the city's rate as a […]

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Birmingham Tops Euro Business League

By on 10/05/2010 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham has today been named as the most successful city in Europe for promoting new business start-ups and entrepreneurship, beating the likes of London, Paris, Frankfurt and Madrid to the prestigious title. The city was judged number one in the 'promotion' category, at the European Cities Entrepreneurship Ranking 2010, a major study which measures 37 […]

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Gold warning to Asian consumers

By on 08/04/2010 in News with 2 Comments

Gold is traditionally an important currency amongst the British Asian community; as wedding gifts, worn as accessories at parties, and as an investment in times of economic uncertainty, when gold tends to hold its value. Trading Standards at Birmingham City Council is warning Asian buyers in the city to be cautious about the quality of […]

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New Street Jobs Deal Paves Way for Future Model

By on 08/03/2010 in News with 0 Comments

A Jobs and Skills Charter has today been signed between Birmingham City Council and Network Rail to promote access to jobs and training as part of the redevelopment of New Street station. The deal comes on the same day that Regional Minister Ian Austin visits Birmingham to  launch a new Midlands Procurement Framework for Jobs […]

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Birmingham to Help Save Britain’s High Street

By on 05/03/2010 in News with 0 Comments

This month will see some of the country's largest high street retailers and town centre stakeholders descend upon Birmingham to take part in a crucial seminar and debate about the future of Britain's high streets. Entitled 'Saving Britain's High Streets', the conference sponsored by Birmingham City Council is being held at Birmingham Council House on […]

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Backing Birmingham

By on 03/03/2010 in Blog with 0 Comments

Debra Davis, Director of Public Affairs and Communicaitons, on a new campaign launched by the  council to lead the city’s post recession recovery:  If we are to believe all we read in the media then the worst of the recession  is apparently over, and although it will be a long process we are now embarking […]

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Northfield One Stop Shop – making a difference in the recession

By on 08/09/2009 in News with 2 Comments

Citizens affected by the recession in South Birmingham are being given a helping hand back into employment by the Northfield One Stop Shop. A series of activities have been run, and are planned, to support people into work and to aid the sustainability of businesses in the Northfield Town Centre area under the umbrella of […]

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From recession to recovery

By on 05/08/2009 in Blog with 1 Comment

Jack Glonek, Assistant Director of Investment, Enterprise and Employment, discusses  Birmingham City Council’s work to support local people and businesses through the recession: While the worst of the recession may be behind us, there is no doubt that in reality the effects of the recession will continue to be felt very keenly by businesses and residents […]

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