THE BEST CHOICE FOR CBD USERS LAUNCHES ONLINE STORE

Harvested from organically grown hemp in the USA, CHOICE is set to take the UK by storm as its online store launches this week. With an increasing number of people turning to CBD oil to help aid various ailments and with reports showing over six million adults have used CBD products, it’s no surprise that more and more people are making the choice to try CBD for themselves. This new high-quality CBD oil contains specialist terpene blends and only the finest ingredients. CHOICE offers customers six different types of oil; Natural, Orange, Mint, Repair, Relax and Energise, all of which

FOUNDATION AWARDS OVER £1M TO LOCAL PROJECTS AFFECTED BY COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to affect businesses across the region, Heart of England Community Foundation is doing all it can to support charities within the West Midlands’ communities. Since the Foundation’s urgent appeal in March, it has now awarded over £1million to a range of local projects, helping them to adapt and survive COVID-19, all whilst offering vital services to those who need them most.  The Foundation first launched its Coronavirus Resilience Fund on 23rd March, ensuring that money was available to support the vital services needing help during these unprecedented times. As a result of the pandemic, it has been reported

HEART OF ENGLAND EXTENDS A HAND TO MENTAL HEALTH CHARITIES ACROSS THE REGION

Heart of England

Heart of England Community Foundation has been extending kindness across the region with its Coronavirus Resilience Fund, supporting charities that are having to adapt, modify or pivot to survive COVID-19. In line with Mental Health Awareness Week, the Foundation has continued to award grants to vital services and charities supporting mental health needs, to ensure communities are still able to thrive during the pandemic.  Designed to destigmatise the topic mental health and encourage people to find the support they need, there has never been a more pressing time to commemorate Mental Health Awareness Week: with reports showing that charities across the

BIRMINGHAM LAW SOCIETY RAISES THE BAR WITH NEW CHAIR

Birmingham Law Society, one of the largest local societies outside of London, has announced VWV’s Commercial Litigation Partner, Dee Kundi, as the new Chair of its Board. Representing over 5,000 legal professionals across over 100 regional practices, Birmingham Law Society announced the new appointment at its 201st Annual General Meeting, held on 28th April 2020. Based in VWV’s Birmingham office, Dee heads up the Debt Recovery department, advising universities, financial institutions and businesses on all aspects of managing their debt portfolio including Litigation, Debt Collection, and Recovery Services. Established within the Legal 500 as one of the market leaders in litigation and debt

BUILDING BETTER LIVES SCHEME PAVES THE WAY TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR YMCA BIRMINGHAM

Heart of England Community Foundation is celebrating six months of its ‘Building Better Lives’ programme, which originally launched back in November 2019. YMCA Birmingham, just one of the three charities funded by the programme, is using the grant of just over £1 million to fund the construction of 27 self-contained flats at its Northfield site, Magdalene Court.  Since 2010, Government-funded youth services and resources have been cut by almost 70% and, as a result, have seen 750 youth centres close across England and Wales. Support for young people is crucial, and charities like YMCA provide this by offering them safe

EV. Insight… Making the most of social media during lockdown

Though it may seem strange with everything that is currently happening to think about your marketing strategy, social media really remains the key for many businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, social media can be used as not just a way to keep your business front-of-mind, but ensure it remains relevant in what we’re all calling the “new normal”.  Doubling-down on social media has never been easier, now that the world seems to have slowed down a little. It gives you more time to build relationships with new and existing customers, experiment with different types of content

THE BUTCHERS SOCIAL (DISTANCING): HOW THIS PUB HAS ADAPTED TO THRIVE IN LOCKDOWN

As the country heads into its fourth week of lockdown with no definitive end in sight, individuals and businesses alike are having to change their offering to suit the new normal. The Butchers Social, an independent pub-restaurant in Henley-in-Arden, has adapted to life in lockdown by becoming a high-street shop, selling local produce and take-away meals – including its famous chicken wings. Following the government closure of eat-in restaurants, Mike Bullard chef-owner of The Butchers Social, initially began preparing sous-vide ready-meals for the residents of Henley-in-Arden to enjoy in the comfort of their own homes. Now taking it to the

HEART OF ENGLAND BEATS ITS TARGET WITH £25M AWARDED IN 25 YEARS

After celebrating its 25th birthday just two months ago, Heart of England Community Foundation, the region’s leading supporter of community projects and local charities, has hit yet another major milestone. Founded exactly a quarter of a century ago, the Foundation has now awarded an incredible £25million to projects and organisations across the West Midlands and Warwickshire. The celebration comes alongside a fantastic year for the charity as it commemorates granting over £5million over the last 12 months alone. This has seen more than 740 grants distributed to a whole host of grassroots community causes, local charities, and development schemes that tackle key issues across

EV. Loves… a captivating read

Here at EV., we love to make the best out of a bad situation; whether it’s catching up on our favourite Netflix shows, attending tons of webinars, or reading that book we promised ourselves we’d read, we are in our stride with keeping busy and creative during Covid-19.  When I made a New Year’s resolution this year, I set a target to read 40 books and I didn’t think this would ever seem as easy as it does now. But as we are now encouraged to stay at home there seems nothing better than getting lost in a brilliant, captivating

EMPLOYABILITY PROJECT INVESTS IN LOCAL PEOPLE HELPING TO FUFIL ALL-IMPORTANT ROLES

Walsall College

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the term “key-worker” has never carried such weight. However, the UK’s opinion on which jobs qualify for the title has changed rapidly since the virus halted every-day life. Respect for NHS workers, lorry drivers and supermarket teams is now stronger than ever; but with growing demand and heightened pressure, they are looking to recruit more. Now, thanks to schemes like Community Matters Project, the team at Heart of England Community Foundation has helped fill job roles to meet the need in the West Midlands.   No-one could have predicted the shift in core workers, but