GOING DEOLALI FOR THE RETURN OF A MOSELEY FAVOURITE

Situated in the heart of Moseley, Deolali is re-opening its doors this summer after four years of closure. The bar and restaurant made a name for itself when it originally opened back in 2005 and welcomed everyone from loyal locals to famous faces. The restaurant is now back with a bang; serving up a contemporary Indian-inspired menu, as well as the traditional dishes that it became best-known for serving for nine years. Having been a hangout for stars like Ronnie Wood, Toyah Wilcox, Glenn Close and UB40, Deolali will be a welcomed return when it opens later this month. Following

EDINA IS LOOKING FOR HER BUBBLE! – PERSONAL ASSISTANT VACANCY

Bubble Ab Fab

Whilst we can’t quite promise Stephanie Shepherd’s life alongside Kim Kardashian (before they “parted ways” of course), this is the ultimate ‘plus one’ role as EAST VILLAGE.’s MD, Tara Tomes, is on the lookout for a personal assistant. Based in the heart of Brum, this job might not guarantee Hollywood glamour, but it is the perfect position for someone who relishes the thought of a colour-coded spreadsheet and perfectly planned diary, and dreams about living the headset-and-clipboard-life. Supporting Tara on a daily basis, this is the perfect mix of private and business PA support, in addition to giving a helping

PURPLE FROG LEAPS AHEAD WITH WORCESTER DEVELOPMENT

Purple Frog, Henwick Road, Worcester property, students in Worcester, planning permission Worcester

Leading student property company Purple Frog is progressing with plans to convert a Grade II listed building on Henwick Road, following unanimous backing from Worcester City Council’s Planning Committee. Following an initial contract with PFHD Worcester, the green light will see the creation of 147-bedroom Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA), expected to be complete by summer 2020. Including a gym, a cinema room, study facilities, laundry service, communal spaces, en-suite rooms and 42 studio flats, the complex is built with Worcester’s growing student community in mind. What’s more, the project prioritises the preservation of the High Victorian Gothic-façade: the well-known

MALMAISON BIRMINGHAM WELCOMES SUITE OF NEW MANAGERS

Arron Wincott, Stephanie Taylor, Malmaison, Malmaison Birmingham

Malmaison Birmingham has welcomed two new members of staff on board, just in time for the peak summer season. The boutique hotel has hired Arron Wincott as Hotel Manager and Stephanie Taylor as Sales Manager and hopes that this will help continue its sales drive. The group has already exceeded its sales projections  this year and expects this to be boosted by the new recruits, who will be responsible for taking Malmaison into its busiest time of year.  The appointment of Arron and Stephanie sees the total staff count reach new heights with 163 employees. Those familiar to the city’s hotel

EX-HEATHROW MAN LANDS EXEC DIRECTOR CHARITY ROLE IN BIRMINGHAM

Paul Mitchell, LoveBrum

The man behind the operational delivery of a successful Heathrow London 2012 Olympic Games programme has landed the top job at one of the city’s leading charities. Paul Mitchell, whose experience includes management positions at the world’s second busiest airport as well as, more recently, an Operations Director role at a national charity has now been named as LoveBrum’s Executive Director. Having secured £250,000 of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund earlier this year, LoveBrum has now appointed its first Executive Director to work alongside its Board of Trustees to drive the charity forward. Paul Mitchell, who has

WORLDWIDE BRANDS SERVE UP TASTY EVENTS AS PART OF BIRMINGHAM COCKTAIL WEEKEND 2018

Edinburgh Gin at Birmingham Cocktail Weekend

Brands including Chambord, Macallan, Tanqueray, and Wray & Nephew are heading to the city next month as part of the fourth annual Birmingham Cocktail Weekend (13-15 July 2018). In addition to the 40 venues taking part, some of the world’s leading drinks brands have signed up to be part of the action to host events across the weekend exclusively for wristband holders. This year’s Birmingham Cocktail Weekend is set to be the biggest yet, with venues across the city taking part in the three-day cocktail trail. The events schedule, which showcases some of the world’s leading drinks brands and brings

STAR-STUDDED SPOKEN WORD POETRY NIGHT SET TO DEBUT IN DIGBETH

Casey Bailey, poet, poetry, Evolve, Evolve Birmingham, Digbeth

A line up of lyrical geniuses; wonderful coffee and cake; the power of the spoken word; and a great cause… bringing all this together is social enterprise café, Evolve’s, first venture into the world of performance poetry! Named The Ramblers Ball, the event will take place on 4 July, with headlining poets Casey Bailey and Adjei Dsane taking to the stage. Budding bards will also be pleased to know that they can join the home-grown talents performing: there will be open mic spaces, with all welcome. The Ramblers Ballis set to be one to write home about, with all profits

MIDLANDS MARKETING AGENCY NAMED BIGCOMMERCE’S FIRST EUROPEAN ELITE PARTNER

5874

Midlands marketing agency 5874 has announced a partnership with BigCommerce, making it the ecommerce platform’s first Elite Partner in Europe, and the second outside of the United States. As part of the BigCommerce Partner Program, 5874, which specialises in ecommerce, branding, and digital marketing campaigns, will be able to offer clients custom, omnichannelcommerce solutions powered by BigCommerce, the leading ecommerce platform for fast-growing and mid-market brands. The partnership is the latest string to the company’s bow, and will see it bring a new level of integration, service and support for its clients selling with BigCommerce. Already, 5874 has used its expertise

BIRMINGHAM GETS FIRED UP FOR BRAND NEW NOODLE BAR

Wok to Walk, Birmingham, Wok to Walk Birmingham, noodle bar, Asian food, Asian street food

Noodle-lovers: get ready to ‘Wok to Walk’ this way as the brand-new noodle bar opens on New Street. Proving fast food doesn’t have to compromise on quality, nutrition, or speed, Wok to Walk prepares all food fresh to order, allowing the customer complete control over their meal. Wok to Walk, which has sister sites in London as well as oversees, opened its doors earlier this week. Situated next door to Piccadilly Arcade, Wok to Walk brings fresh, filling, and fast food to Birmingham city centre, from lunchtimes to late nights. Located at 109 New Street, the site is small, but

ITALIAN WINE CAFÉ CHOOSES WEST MIDLANDS FOR LATEST SITE

Veeno, Veeno Kidderminster, bar, wine bar, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Italian Wine Café, Veeno, will be opening its latest venue in Worcestershire this month, as part of the company’s exciting expansion plans. Situated on Kidderminster’s scenic Riverside development, this is Veeno’s 19thsite, with an expected projection of 25 sites open across the UK by the end of the year. Founded back in 2013 by two Italian friends living in Manchester, Veeno was born from their longing for an authentic Italian ‘Aperitivo’ in the UK. Building on the après work ritual of enjoying great wine and food with friends, Veeno offers a range of authentic Italian ‘spuntini’ appetisers, Sicilian wine from