RECRUITMENT FIRM’S DIRECTOR SECURES POSITION AS IOD AWARDS FINALIST

Becky Simkiss

They say behind every great business is a great woman – or at least, if that’s not what they say, they soon will, as Rebecca Simkiss has been announced as a finalist in the Institute of Directors (IoD) Director of the Year Awards.  The office support and graduate recruitment specialist has spent the last 14 years working in Birmingham, five of which she has been co-founder and joint managing director of multi-award winning SimkissGuy Recruitment. Now she has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the community, in the IoD Director of the Year awards’ Corporate Social Responsibility category. Taking

RICHARD TURNER SERVES UP NEW CITY CENTRE VENUE

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Acclaimed chef Richard Turner is back in the kitchen with the launch of Maribel, the latest addition to Birmingham’s thriving culinary scene. Located at the former site of Edmunds in Brindleyplace, the restaurant has welcomed Turner as its Head Chef, and is now open for business. Bringing his award-winning kitchen creativity to the new venture, Maribel’s menu features eight, six, four and a special lunchtime two course option, and is set to change weekly to reflect the best seasonal produce. Speaking about the launch, Turner said: “It’s so great to be back in the kitchen, especially in such a fantastic

LOVEBRUM TO DEBUT ‘IMPACT WEEK’ FOLLOWING NATIONAL LOTTERY FUNDING

LoveBrum

Birmingham charity LoveBrum is set to showcase the phenomenal effect it has had on the city’s hidden gem causes, with the launch of its first ever ‘Impact Week’ from 14 to 18 May. Set to coincide with the release of the 2018 ‘Impact Report’, the week will encourage Brummies far and wide to support local causes and run their own fundraising events, encouraging the city to rally together for the greater good. The ‘Impact Week’ initiative comes on the back of LoveBrum receiving £250,000 National Lottery funding that will help the charity fund even more local causes. From this funding,

SILVER MOUNTAIN’S CEO GOES FOR MARKETING GOLD

Sunny Gill

CEO, altruist, mentor, and passionate advocate of his hometown Birmingham, Sunny Gill is hoping ‘Birmingham Young Professional of the Year’ will be the next title to add to his long list of achievements. The marketing entrepreneur, who founded the multi-disciplinary digital marketing and video production agency, Silver Mountain, in 2016, has been announced as a finalist for the prestigious accolade. Sunny has been listed alongside 16 other impressive young professionals in the city, and is proud to be one of only two finalists who are representing a company they founded at the awards. Now in its 18thyear, Birmingham Young Professional

BIRMINGHAM COCKTAIL WEEKEND ANNOUNCES FINAL VENUE LIST FOR 2018

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Birmingham Cocktail Weekend proves that all good things come in fours, returning for its fourth year, the city will be bringing together forty venues, all offering a signature cocktail for just £4. With a star-studded selection of venues- spanning the city from the Mailbox to the Jewellery Quarter, and Broad Street to Colmore Row- #BCW2018 is set to be bigger and better than ever before, with more brand-new, innovative cocktails on offer to wristband-holders. Returning 13- 15 July, Birmingham Cocktail Weekend is set to shake up the city once more, this time returning with a brand-new hub and headline sponsor,

FUN-FILLED FIESTA RETURNS THIS SUMMER FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING

Wolverhampton Fiesta

Following the success of the previous two years, the city’s favourite funfair, Wolverhampton Fiesta will be making a grand return for a jam-packed weekend full of entertainment, rides and stage performances perfect for a family day out. Organised by Harry Jones Company, Wolverhampton Fiesta will return to West Park for the third time on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July promising families an ultimate weekend of great entertainment. Previously known as the City Show set up by Wolverhampton City Council, both Harry Jones Company and the council have partnered alongside each other to put on a show like no other for the

OUR PR MANAGER CHOSEN FOR BIRMINGHAM’S ‘30 UNDER 30’ LIST

Hattie D'Souza

Our very own Hattie D’Souza has been listed among a MasterChef finalist, a star of TV show The Apprentice, and a social entrepreneur with a British Empire Medal for Services to Education and Young People, to make the list of the “ones to watch” in the city.  Launched by Birmingham Live, ’30 under 30’ aims to celebrate the achievements of young people living and working in and around Birmingham. Together with partners One Million Mentors, an initiative by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, the campaign shines a light on inspiring entrepreneurs, professionals, social activists and artists aged 16-30 who are helping

THESTUDIO COOKS UP TASTY BOOK DEAL WITH NUTRITION & DIET RESOURCES UK

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Known for providing delicious food that is good for both the lips and the hips, thestudiohas been serving up award-winning meals for over a decade. Now, the conference and events company is stepping up to the plate to take its culinary expertise to the next level, by publishing its first ever cookbook. Titled ‘balance’, the cookbook is written in collaboration with registered charity, Nutrition & Diet Resources UK, with all proceeds from sales going towards the not-for-profit organisation, that works towards producing resources for health professionals. The book is a first for thestudioand the team is well-aware that conferences and

DIGBETH SOCIAL ENTERPRISE FULL OF BEANS WITH SECOND VENTURE

Evolve team

Evolve launched last year to provide young people with training and job opportunities, helping them out of difficult situations surrounding addiction and mental health. Located at the old Adam & Eve pub in Digbeth, the café is the first social enterprise by addiction charity Aquarius and, following a successful six months in the city, a second location will be opening next Monday (30 April.) Priding itself on serving premium independent coffee and a fresh, honest menu prepared on site, ‘Evolve 2’ will be launching on Pershore Road on 30 April. Located close to Cannon Hill Park and the new Pebble

SPRING INTO SUMMER WITH THESE UP-AND-COMING TREATMENTS AT EF MEDISPA EDGBASTON

Summer lovin'

We’ve had the snow, the rain and the unbearably cold weather, but now that spring is here, it’s time to shed some layers and get ready for longer days and warmer temperatures! Thanks to the experts at EF MEDISPA Edgbaston, here are the top aesthetic treatment trends that are sure to fight fat, reduce wrinkles, and leave you feeling fresh to soak up some sun this year. With the warmer weather settling in, you’ll most likely be cutting down on the amount of make-up you wear, but with that comes the worry of revealing more fine lines and wrinkles. With