International Women’s Day 2021 and why we choose to challenge

International Women’s Day 2021 and why we choose to challenge

by Ruby Edwards International Women’s Day 2021 continues its mission to celebrate women’s achievements by increasing visibility, while calling out inequality. That's why, this year, International Women’s Day celebrate under the headline of: Choose to Challenge and women from around Worcestershire embrace this proactive approach to equality. “Challenge what doesn’t feel right” says Detective...

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Elevate recruits Costello to spearhead 2021 development drive

Elevate recruits Costello to spearhead 2021 development drive

Elevate Property Group has appointed James Costello as development director as the Birmingham-based developer gears up for a busy 2021 after a “better than expected” 2020. Most recently a partner and head of cost consultancy at global construction consultants Rider Levett Bucknall, he started his career in the Midlands having achieved a BSc Hons at University of Central England and is a Member...

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Charities must be prepared to nip bullying issues in the bud, according to Thursfields

Charities must be prepared to nip bullying issues in the bud, according to Thursfields

A top employment lawyer at Thursfields Solicitors has offered expert advice on how the third sector can prevent bullying following a high-profile case involving a prominent UK charity. James Monk, an associate director in the Employment & HR Law department at Thursfields, was commenting after former Scottish Labour Party politician Douglas Alexander, who was chair of Unicef UK, was accused...

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John Lewis funding boost delivers a perfect 10th birthday present for Miss Macaroon

John Lewis funding boost delivers a perfect 10th birthday present for Miss Macaroon

A Birmingham social enterprise that has made 2.5million macaroons for global brands, royalty and a host of celebrities is celebrating ten years in business this week. Miss Macaroon has grown from a desire to use macaroons to help people back into work into one of the City’s leading employability programmes and a destination food venue for local people and visitors. Formed by pastry chef Rosie...

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Start-ups pioneer low carbon innovation with 5PRING – the UK’s first commercial 5G accelerators

Start-ups pioneer low carbon innovation with 5PRING – the UK’s first commercial 5G accelerators

Ten leading start-ups are working with 5PRING, Suez and the WMCA to pioneer green innovations using 5G – as part of 5PRING’s first 3 month start-up acceleration event. Innovations include transforming home deliveries, reducing pollution through better traffic management, high-tech recycling. These green innovations could help the West Midlands reach our target to be net zero for carbon emissions...

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