Author Archives

  • Safaraz Ali

    Safaraz Ali (Saf) is a social investor and entrepreneur. He is originally from the financial services sector and is the CEO of Pathway Group. Pathway Group is an independent apprenticeship-training provider and has over 1000 Apprentices with businesses across the region. Pathway are also widely known for its diversity and outreach work and deliver Skills […]

  • Paul Cadman

     Paul Cadman joined the Steps to Work/Starting Point Recruitment board of trustees in July 2017.  He is the chair of two private sector organisations and is the CEO of Ex Forces Recruitment. Paul has a wealth of experience in supporting organisations to achieve their potential as well as experience supporting individuals into work through his […]

  • The Birmingham Award’s 2017 voting is now LIVE!

    Voting is now open for the Birmingham Awards 2017. You can place your vote online at The Birmingham Awards present a unique opportunity to showcase the very best of Birmingham’s talent, from the biggest business to charities and the brightest young achiever to tech whizzes. The last few years have been a smashing success […]

  • Ed James

    For the past 8 years, Ed James has been waking up Birmingham and the Midlands on the regions biggest and most listened to Breakfast show. Heart Breakfast with Ed James and Gemma Hill is on air every weekday morning from 6-10 providing a huge slice of real life from what he calls ‘the best city […]

  • The Birmingham Award’s 2017 shortlist is finally out!

    Nominations are now closed for this year’s Birmingham Awards and voting will open on Friday 25th August. After receiving over 500 applications, we are finally excited to announce the shortlist of finalists up for the most prestigious awards Birmingham has to offer. This year’s applications have been exceptional, making it a difficult task to decide […]

  • Debbie Assinder

    Debbie Assinder is a director & enterprise consultant at Rodborough Consultancy also an Enterprise Champion for the West Midlands & Birmingham Chamber associate. As an Enterprise Champion, Debbie is on a mission to help start-ups & small businesses build profitability while making the most of a skill or passion, whether they are high-powered tech firms […]

  • Tony Elvin – Head Judge

    Tony Elvin is the former General Manager at Hotel Du Vin. Tony has been involved in the hospitality industry for the past 24 years.  Having delivered success in three different fields of leisure and hospitality, he has now embarked on a new career in retail aiming to to bring a hospitality mindset to the retail experience […]

  • Judith Armstrong

    Judith Armstrong is the Chief Executive officer of Millennium Point. Judith is responsible for the vision, direction & leadership of the Millennium Point. Judith is passionate about women in leadership and is also member of Curzon Delivery Board.

  • Tim Andrews

    Managing Director of Hollywood Monster, Tim has built a highly successful large format print and signage business. Tim started the business with his father, originally from their family home’s loft space in Hollywood, Birmingham. Since then, Hollywood Monster has become one of the largest in its sector, supplying clients nationwide with a range of graphics […]

  • Nominations Open for 3rd Birmingham Awards!

    Nominations for this year’s upcoming Birmingham Awards have been coming in thick and fast. If you or someone you know deserves one of these coveted awards, then be sure to get your nomination in before the 18th August! The Birmingham Awards is now in its third year and having gone from strength to strength, things […]