What to pitch in May

We can hardly believe May is upon us, but we’re super pumped about a new month of opportunities! With the government’s roadmap out of lockdown looking to show no signs of slowing down (fingers crossed!), it’s full steam ahead for the return of indoor hospitality and leisure facilities, small events and domestic holidays from May 17th. Whilst everyone is busy catching up with friends and family, now is the time to get ahead of competition with an array of short-lead and long-lead ops throughout Q2 and Q3. As always, TeamEV’s Account Executive, Holly, is back with her round up of

Treetop Adventure Golf ready to roll in the Bullring this May

A brand new mini golf experience is set to tee off in the West Midlands this spring, located in the heart of Birmingham’s Bullring and Grand Central. Joining a host of other locations across the UK, the newest Treetop Adventure Golf site is on course to reveal its mighty rainforest on May 31st to coincide with the post-lockdown return of the leisure and hospitality sector. Situated on the southern side of the Bullring shopping centre, the former Forever 21 unit is undergoing an expansive £2.4 million refurbishment to transform it into an immersive mini golf experience for all. With two

Social Lender banks on UK success with accelerator scheme place

Nigerian-based financial solution service, Social Lender, has made its UK debut, as it joins the FORWARD accelerator scheme run by Birmingham Enterprise Community (BEC). Having pioneered tech-based solutions to improve financial inclusion since 2018, Social Lender hopes to adapt its innovative approach to help provide access to formal financial services to those facing barriers in the UK as it expands its offerings globally. Described as a ‘social network for trust, credit and much more’ the Social Lender model has already helped over 100,000 users to become financially included. Now, the coveted space on BEC’s FORWARD programme helps the start-up –

Oaks Consultancy and Yorkshire Cricket Foundation pair up to change lives

Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, the official charity and community arm of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, has chosen Oaks Consultancy to deliver an ambitious income generation plan to support its 2021-2024 strategy. Oaks Consultancy, which is based in Birmingham, has been commissioned by Yorkshire Cricket Foundation to deliver a four-season fundraising strategy, which will feed into the organisation’s ambitious plans to increase its impact and outreach. Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, a registered charity, delivers community projects across the county and is run by over 150 volunteers annually. Using the power of cricket, the team aims to make a lasting, positive impact on communities

Sustainable plastic-free firewood retailer branches out into charcoal

After a blazing start to 2021, Midlands-based firewood start-up Love Logs is firing up its new Smoking and Barbecue Fuel Kit range. Having launched Love Logs as the UK’s first 100% plastic-free firewood retailer during last year’s lockdown, co-founders Heather Emery and Paul Strachan are now adding to their ethically sourced options, making sustainable product choices more accessible for consumers. Offering a variety of sizes and customisable options for customers on its website, the brand’s new fuel kits retail from as little as £17.95 and promise to help customers level up their barbecue game as the return of outdoor entertaining

What to pitch in April

Quarter 1 of 2021 is officially done and dusted and as we gear up for the summer months ahead, it’s time to buckle down and get ready for the return of relative ‘normality’ one year on from the start of lockdown measures. The next few weeks are set to be an exciting time: the Rule of 6 is back in play and the upcoming re-opening of non-essential retail, outdoor dining and gyms mean that people’s sense of hope and excitement will spike. If your business is affected by these changes, now is the time to put the work and in

Brummie brewery serves up tropical-flavoured craft beer

Just months after the debut of its first beverage, Birmingham-based Gypsy Brew is raising the bar once again with the launch of its second craft beer, Garrity Mash. Having co-founded Gypsy Brew during last year’s lockdown, the Midlands-based brewery owners, Gary Meads and Al Smith, have developed a blend that is essential-tasting for any beer-lover this spring. Expertly crafted in a quaint brewery in Weatheroak Hill, Garrity Mash is a tropical fruit 3.9% ABV Session Pale Ale, packed full of juicy notes of mango.  Offering a refreshing burst of complex vibrant flavours, Garrity Mash is available to buy from 25

The importance of ethical jewellery brands challenging fast fashion in 2021

Influenstar Jewellery model with dark hair and black top wears three gold necklaces

For many consumers, the consequences of fast fashion and its impact on the environment are a growing cause of concern: with over 50% of shoppers in a recent survey rating sustainability as important or very important to them, when making a retail purchase. In response to this new trend, an eco-conscious jewellery startup is re-defining the idea that being stylish has to come at a cost to the planet, with its range of hand-finished, gold-plated jewellery: all of which is made from recycled 925 silver. Founded by Ruth Morris during the summer of 2020, Influenstar Jewellery stocks a range of

What to pitch in March

As we move out of the winter months and the worst of ‘hard’ lockdown measures, there’s definitely a stronger sense of hope and excitement in the air as more PR opportunities centred around the prospective return to ‘normality’ are appearing via social, digital and print media channels. To help you stay on top of this shift in attitude, TeamEV’s Holly has pulled together her round-up of what to pitch this month. Not to be that person, but can you believe it’s already March?! As we approach the spring, it’s time to jump into action and stay ahead of both short-lead

The Zeus Group fires up new subscription service for customers

 Birmingham-based e-liquid manufacturer, The Zeus Group, is set to expand its direct-to-consumer delivery model by introducing a subscription service, giving customers the freedom and flexibility to arrange weekly or monthly deliveries of their favourite juices. This new provision is set to secure customers savings of 5% and includes unlimited free delivery across all orders. With no minimum order quantity, Zeus’s subscription model will enable customers to tailor their online shopping experience to completely suit their needs, no matter their preference in flavour, nicotine or frequency. As well as being able to automate repeat orders of their go-to flavours and products, subscribers