ASTERLEY BROS LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR THE FACE OF ITS COCKTAIL CLUB

Leading spirits brand Asterley Bros is shaking up its image, starting the search for the new face of its increasingly-popular Cocktail Club. The London-based brand is inviting drinks-lovers to snap a selfie and submit it for the chance to win a year’s worth of free cocktails and have their face feature front and centre of its Cocktail Club subscription box for a season. Looking to reward its ultimate fans, Asterley Bros hopes to find four new faces to grace the front of its cocktail kit, one for each of the upcoming seasons. To be in with a chance, all they

BIRMINGHAM HAIR SALON REMAINS A CUT ABOVE THE REST DESPITE COVID

In a year that has posed unprecedented challenges to the beauty industry, Stirchley’s favourite salon, Joshuaa Shaun Hair, is thankful to have its doors open – and its appointment book full – once more. Returning to work, albeit in a whole new way, the salon has set its sights on the remaining months of the year and is aiming high for success.  While the COVID-19 lockdown resulted in the salon being shut for a third of the year, Joshuaa Shaun Hair is confident that it can make up for lost time. Adapting quickly to the ‘new normal’ in order to

PROPERTY EXPERT YOUR FREEDOM EMPIRE CEMENTS ITS SUCCESS DESPITE COVID

As companies across the country battle ongoing struggles in the aftermath of COVID-19, property investment and mentorship business, Your Freedom Empire (YFE), is reflecting on a successful 2020 so far. Despite the challenges faced due to the unprecedented pandemic, the well-established company has continued to build solid foundations in the property industry, putting it on target to reach £1,000,000 by the close of 2020.  Once the country went into lockdown in March, many businesses were forced to close their doors and be left with an uncertain future. However, YFE was able to adapt quickly, thanks to a management team that

£30K PLEDGED TO SUPPORT LIFE-SAVING CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT

As lockdown in England begins to ease, mental health charities have warned of a shortage of resources to cope with the number of young people that have witnessed or suffered domestic abuse during the pandemic. Having seen a spike in calls crisis centres over the last 12 weeks, which saw reported incidents increase by 25%, services are concerned that the lasting impact on child witnesses’ mental health could be catastrophic without sufficient early intervention.  To combat this, Birmingham-based Living Well UK consortium, has received a grant of £10,000 from Birmingham City Council to pilot a targeted support programme for those

CITY’S ARTS SECTOR PROVIDED LIFELINE THROUGH COVENTRY 2021 PARTNERSHIP

The arts sector is one of the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, with everything from theatres, art galleries and production companies forced to close their doors. As we await details of the Government’s £1.57bn funding package, Heart of England Community Foundation and Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 have joined forces to provide a much-needed boost to organisations and individual artists across Coventry and Warwickshire. Heart of England Community Foundation and Coventry UK City of Culture 2021, which is currently working on a host of exciting events across the board of music, theatre and cultural heritage, has awarded more than £56,000

FOUNDATION PROVIDES ESSENTIAL SUPPORT TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES THROUGH CRUCIAL FUNDING

After launching its Doing Things Differently Fund, Heart of England Community Foundation has supported a wealth of charities across the region, awarding over £872,000 of funding so far. Following on from the success of the Foundation’s Coronavirus Resilience Fund, this latest designated pot of money is aiming to ensure that community projects can adapt safely to the ‘new normal’, so that they can continue carrying out essential support in their area. Since launching the new fund in May, the charity has supported 35 projects across Birmingham. Stretching across the West Midlands and Warwickshire, the Foundation has lent a helping hand

Life After Lockdown: Returning To Work In The New Normal

As the country continues to ease itself into the ‘new normal’ with the reopening of shops, bars and restaurants, companies large and small are looking to begin welcoming their staff back to the office space with a phased return. While this may be welcome news for some who may have found it difficult in adjusting to working from home, leading West Midlands mental health charity, Living Well UK is focusing on helping those whose may be experiencing concerns or worries around the transition. Qualified in integrative psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, Holly Beedon, clinical lead at Living Well UK, has

ALL SMILES FOR BROMSGROVE’S NEW ROAD DENTAL PRACTICE WITH NATIONAL AWARD WIN

As dentists across the country begin to welcome patients back for appointments under the new Government guidelines, New Road Dental Practice has plenty to smile about as it’s also celebrating two prestigious award wins. The family-run dental practice has filled its place on the map as one of the top dentists in the Midlands, just in time for doors to reopen.  With a sparkling record of awards, Bromsgrove-based dental practice New Road Dental is celebrating the latest additions to its trophy cabinet, which include Team of the Year – Central at The Dental Awards and the Special Recognition Award in Prevention,

AWARD-WINNING JEWELLER MAKES SPARKLING MOVE TO THE CAPTIAL

With more than a decade’s experience in the jewellery trade, Roseanna Croft Jewellery has had a dazzling career: from crafting beautiful pieces for royalty; creating stunning bespoke designs; and even reincarnating heirloom pieces, to give them a new lease of life. Now, the Derbyshire-based brand is preparing to reach new heights in the industry, as it’s set to step outside its jewellery box and make the move to London. Having discovered a passion for jewellery at the age of 18, founder Roseanna Croft has travelled the world making bespoke pieces for clients, working with brands across the globe, as well

LESSONS AFTER LOCKDOWN: HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD’S WORRIES AROUND SCHOOL

In line with the Government guidelines, millions of pupils have started to return to class over the last couple of weeks. While teachers set to work on making classrooms socially distanced and parents try and prepared their children for their return, leading West Midlands mental health charity Living Well UK is warning of the wellbeing impacts of navigating a ‘new normal’ for kids, with signs of stress starting to show around Covid-19. Finding ways to educate children on mental health and wellbeing surrounding Covid-19 can be a challenge in itself, but Living Well UK is pushing the importance of an