The PA Way launches industry-leading app for assistants

The PA Way

The UK’s fastest growing network for assistants has launched an industry-leading app to connect, empower and reward its members. The PA Way has built on its award-winning membership platform with the ambition of providing a one-stop-shop for administrative professionals across the world. The PA Way app launches this month to be placed at the gold fingertips of PAs, EAs, VAs and office admins; helping them to make more informed buying decisions. Through a range of affiliated and approved partners, users will be able to tap into a personal concierge service to aid everything from meetings and team building, to gifting

The Zeus Group mixes it up with the launch of ‘Just Add’ kits

Birmingham-based e-liquid manufacturer, The Zeus Group is firing up to launch a new ‘Just Add’ nicotine range, which gives customers the ability to fully control their nicotine intake. The ‘Just Add’ range is available as both a starter base kit and a value bundle, with both options enabling customers to mix their own juice and determine their ideal e-liquid blend. Retailing from as little as £14.99, the Just Add range allows customers the freedom to tailor their vaping experience to suit both their strength and flavour preferences. The Just Add Base Kit – which comprises of a 200ml 50/50 VG/PG

TeamEV’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s (or… Galentine’s) Day is one of EV.’s favourite times of the year! And despite this year being celebrated a little differently due to lockdown, it’s still important to celebrate and spoil the ones you love.  A time where you would usually find gift wrap lining the retail counters, and hospitality venues fully booked, the sectors are yet to navigate through another seasonal holiday with the pressure of store and venue closures. So, despite being stuck in for yet another weekend, make the most of the time spent together and treat your loved one to something special! We’ve pulled together

Midlands businesses join forces to serve up unbeatable coffee

Industry leader, So Pure Beverage Technology, and independent vegan eatery, Land Restaurant, have come together to ensure that no matter your taste in coffee or dietary requirements, you can enjoy high quality coffee without compromising on taste or flavour. The two Midlands-based businesses have joined forces as research shows coffee drinkers choosing plant-based milk is on the rise. With So Pure’s state-of-the-art Barista Piccolo tabletop coffee machine now installed in the restaurant’s city-centre Great Western Arcade location, Land Restaurant is set to deliver an unbeatable barista experience to its customers throughout 2021 and beyond that doesn’t compromise on flavour or

Fundraising business platform makes international debut

As the first of its kind for the international Third Sector, a unique online community platform has launched this week: Fundraisrs is set to provide specialist fundraising and income generation support for charities, schools, clubs and community projects. The membership platform is the brainchild of Birmingham-based firm, Oaks Consultancy, and has been brought to fruition following local investment from partners including Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP). Making its debut this week, the online community platform aims to connect, inform, and advise those looking to bolster their organisation’s income. Fundraisrs will give members access to in-depth resources, expert-informed

Residential property expert Centrick secures £400k grant for cladding

Centrick's Group Managing Director Phil Johns in front of Birmingham city centre's buildings discussing cladding

Residential property expert, Centrick, has become one of the first in the region to secure remuneration as part of the government’s cladding £1billion building safety fund. Receiving £400k on behalf of its client – a 227 unit development in Birmingham – the money negotiated by Centrick will cover the costs of replacing the building’s cladding to updated safety specifications, as well as recovering legal, professional and survey fees for the leaseholders. The money secured will be put directly into replacing the external façade on the building with Euroclass-A rated materials, in a process that involved removing the current render and

Foundation opens support for Edgbaston and Northfield

The West Midlands and Warwickshire’s leading grant-giving charity, Heart of England Community Foundation, has launched a new fund, specifically for Edgbaston and Northfield. The ‘Emergency Assistance Food and Essential Supplies Grant’ has been funded through Birmingham City Council and the Foundation has partnered with Gateway Family Services, Age UK and Northfield Community Partnership, to help the area’s projects weather COVID-19 and continue their life-saving local provisions. The fund – which is now open for applications – will be awarding grants to the community organisations within Edgbaston and Northfield that are equipping the area with social support, food banks, essential supplies,

New study finds Covid could be final whistle for Sport for Development sector

A report released by the leading third sector consultancy firm, Oaks Consultancy, today has revealed that the pandemic has left more than a fifth of those in the Sport for Development sector fearing for their future. The statistics collated paint a worrying picture, as both a lack of funding and ongoing lockdown legislations continue to weigh heavily on what’s in store for the industry. The latest study by Oaks Consultancy – whose headquarters are in Birmingham, the city that will play host to next year’s Commonwealth Games – has been completed in partnership with three sector leaders: Laureus Sport for

Lockdown launch of sustainable jewellery retailer offers silver lining for eco-conscious consumers

Offering a range of affordable and environmentally friendly jewellery, a brand new British-based start-up has launched its e-commerce store during a national lockdown. Providing a sustainable alternative to fast fashion for eco-conscious consumers, every piece of Influenstar jewellery is made from recycled 925 silver and hand-finished in Europe. Founded by Birmingham-based mother of two, Ruth Morris, last summer the eco-conscious brand was inspired by her passion for accessories and growing efforts to shop more consciously. Ruth saw a gap in the market for a middle-range jewellery brand that was stylish, yet sustainable; moving away from the detrimental effects that fast