ViDERE donates state-of-the-art fish tanks to boost NHS staff wellbeing

Leading aquarium design company ViDERE has donated three of its innovative fish tanks to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital as a thank you to key workers for their dedication during the pandemic. The team at the Birmingham-based business wanted to recognise the hard work of those fighting Covid on the frontline by helping reduce stress and boost wellbeing. ViDERE’s ethos is centred around the principles of “biophillia” and its approach combines natural elements with contemporary design to improve happiness in the workplace. The company specialises in state-of-the-art aquariums, incorporating all aspects of ecology into concept design, product development and project management

The Zeus Group offers ‘proper’ value with new product range

The Proper Vape product range

Birmingham-based e-liquid manufacturer, The Zeus Group is blazing ahead with its new value range of juices, which is promising to be more than 50% cheaper than its leading competitors. The ‘Proper Vape’ range is a new-budget friendly smoking-alternative that doesn’t compromise on flavour or quality whilst offering customers the freedom to have direct control over their nicotine consumption. Retailing at just £9.99 for a 100ml bottle of juice, Proper Vape combines classic flavour combinations with a no-frills and no-fuss approach; perfect for customers wanting to save money and enjoy rich flavours, without sacrificing the benefits of using proudly British manufactured, high-quality e-liquids.   The range

STELLAR JUDGING PANEL REVEALED FOR BYPY16

BYPY

Last Thursday saw the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 2016 finalists battle it out in front of a stellar line up of judges. The eighteen candidates have been put through their paces by the judging panel, chaired by SCC’s Executive Director, Tracy Westall. The eighteen finalists, which were announced earlier this month, have faced the judges and now have the gruelling wait until the awards night on Thursday 12 May. Winners will be crowned in each of the six categories: Finance; HR, Recruitment & Training; Legal; Marketing & Communications; Property & Construction and Technology. An overall BYPY16 winner will also be announced, in addition to the

NOT JUST A WEE RUMOUR! THESTUDIO GEARS UP FOR GLASGOW OPENING

The Studio

Having launched its latest location in Leeds last autumn, thestudio has announced that it has secured its fourth venue in Glasgow. The group is hoping for a warm Weegie-welcome when opens its doors in September, later this year. Known for its fresh and colourful take on the typically monochrome corporate world, thestudioglasgow will be bringing its signature style to the heart of the city. It will be located in the newly refurbished 67 Hope Street office block, which sees the union of old and new with a traditional façade on one side paired with a contemporary glass frontage on the other. 67 Hope Street is

BIRMINGHAM IS TICKLED PINK WITH ARRIVAL OF NEW BREAST CANCER SCREENING UNIT

tickled with pink

Two of Birmingham’s leading charities – Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer (LFBC) and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) Charity – are improving Breast Cancer services in the city, with the arrival of their jointly-funded mobile mammogram unit. Purchased by the two charities as part of their £1 Million Appeal, which was launched by Lord Digby Jones in 2013, the new mobile mammogram unit has arrived at Broad Meadow Heath Centre in Kings Norton. This screening facility cost £250,000 and boasts leading x-ray facilities that will be used by up to 62 women a day, helping to not only detect Breast Cancer earlier but also promote

HOLLYWOOD MONSTER NAMED NEC GROUP’S PREFERRED SUPPLIER

April is already set to be a success for Hollywood Monster, as it has been announced as a ‘Preferred Supplier’ to the NEC Group. For the next two years, the experts in printing and signage will be providing services for the Group’s venues, shows and events. The NEC Group is one of the world’s largest venue management companies, consisting of the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), International Convention Centre (ICC), the Vox at Resorts World Birmingham, Genting Arena, and the Barclaycard Arena. Hollywood Monster’s new tender ensures that the company will provide signage across all the venues, for events, commercial spaces, branding and rebranding, as well

LEADING PROFESSIONALS SET TO BE CROWNED AT BYPY 2016 AWARDS

Birmingham Young Professional With just over five weeks to go until one of the biggest nights in Greater Birmingham’s business calendar, the shortlist has been revealed for BPS Birmingham’s flagship awards; Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 2016. Eighteen of Birmingham’s top professionals have been named as this year’s finalists, across the six categories recognised at the annual event. Each will be in with the chance of winning their sector category and the coveted overall BYPY award on Thursday 12 May at the ICC, Birmingham. The shortlist for BYPY16 is: Finance Andy Lee, NatWest Ben Collins, EY Riyaz Sachedina, Deutsche Bank HR, Recruitment and Training

MAKING THE MOST OF SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY IN THE BIG CITY

making the most of small businesses

Birmingham has a great reputation for its retail repertoire: with the iconic Bullring, the newly opened Grand Central, and the recently refurbished Mailbox; the second city has cemented its place on the map for being a shopaholic’s heaven. However, perhaps Birmingham’s best-kept secret is its thriving small business scene. In recent years, Birmingham has made moves to embrace its independents.  Initiatives like Joe Schuppler’s citywide loyalty card, Independent Birmingham, have helped locals and visitors alike to swap big businesses for lesser known shops, restaurants, and cafés. One of the pioneers in the push for supporting independent retail was, and still is,