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Former PM wows Liverpool crowd as he launches latest book

The former Prime Minister Gordon Brown was in Liverpool this week to launch his new book ‘My Life, Our Times’. Speaking at a packed St George’s Hall, Brown gave a virtuoso performance as he reflected on his time as an MP for thirty-two years, the Chancellor for ten years, and ...

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Brum celebrates the best in business

400 business leaders packed into Edgbaston Stadium last night to celebrate the inaugural City of Birmingham Business Awards, hosted by Downtown Birmingham, and sponsored by the Partnership Lifestyle Club. The gala awards dinner, presented by Ed James, rewarded some of the best businesses and business leaders in the City Region. ...

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Downtown raises a glass to Birmingham’s finest In Business

Downtown in Business welcomed over 60 guests to the spectacular Colmore Club situated at the heart of the City on Colmore row. The club, which boasts luxurious private dining and meeting rooms welcomed guests to its social room to celebrate the achievements of the special few who have been nominated ...

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#COBBA17 judging day // We need more trophies!

After 25,000 online votes so far, it was the esteemed judges turn last week to make their educated decisions on who’s their best of the best in each category. Judges Ninder Johal, Paul Brown, Torie Blythe-Richards, Eileen Schofield and Mike Halldearn had the impossible task of picking the best from ...

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Rowetta to headline inaugural City of Birmingham Business Awards

Rowetta, of Happy Mondays fame, will add the wow factor to the inaugural City of Birmingham Business Awards before she kicks off her UK tour with the Happy Mondays. With a back catalogue of hits dating back to the early nineties, Rowetta is sure to entertain us into the early ...

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B&M Waste Services named Sustainable Business of the Year

Carbon Neutral, B&M Waste Services were last night crowned with the Environmental and Sustainability Award at Downtown in Business’ glittering inaugural City of Birmingham Business Awards. Amber Greenhalgh, Commercial General Manager said “We are thrilled to bits with the win, it really is fantastic! Locating to Birmingham has

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Birmingham hoteliers enjoy best-ever summer

Birmingham’s accommodation sector posted average occupancy rates of 75% this summer, the best for this time of year since records began in 2003. The region’s hoteliers enjoyed year-on-year occupancy rises in June

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Aston University lead the way with degree apprenticeships

Aston University is showing businesses across the UK how taking on a degree apprentice can gear them up for the future by boosting skills, knowledge and productivity. The government has pledged to increase the number of apprenticeships to three million by 2020. To support this aim, they are helping businesses ...

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