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On the 27th June, a roadshow organised by Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), in conjunction with UK Trade Investment (UKTI) Caribbean, will call into Birmingham. It will give UK firms an insight into projects in UK-Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund’s (UKCIF) pipeline, and also information about doing business in […]

The UK Bangladesh Catalysts of Commerce & Industry (UKBCCI) is a leading umbrella business organisation, which aims to bring together and nurture successful British-Bangladeshi entrepreneurs in the UK and Bangladesh. Officially launched last year in both countries, UKBCCI will assist those entrepreneurs and businesses by […]

Interreg Europe Project Manager for Urban M, Laura Veart, explains how Birmingham is leading the way and benefiting from a host of maker space knowledge from across Europe. Urban M focuses on supporting local public authorities to make changes in their policies around collaborative maker spaces – collaborative workspaces […]

It is not only the destination that is important, but the journey In the midst of the relentless momentum of the project life cycle, the peer review experience has offered a wonderful opportunity to pause and reflect upon the policy challenge that we have set […]

Why is the Urban M project of interest to you/ to your organisation?   In my role as Interim Head of Employment and Skills, I am always keen to support projects which address one of our city’s most important challenges:  the low skill level in […]

The Tenth Anniversary of friendship and exchange between Birmingham and Nanjing was marked by a visit from Birmingham’s partner city on 12th September 2018.  The ten strong delegation, led by the Party Secretary, Mr Zhang Jinghua, met with Council Leader Cllr Ian Ward and Bham […]

On Monday 12th March, Commonwealth Day was celebrated across the 53 nations that make up the Commonwealth. Birmingham was no exception; the city saw an enthusiastic display of events and ceremonies throughout the day including a flag raising ceremony at the Council House in Victoria […]

It was pleasing to hear that the Minister recognised the great potential the Commonwealth has confirming that 90% of the worlds growth will be outside the EU. He noted the launch of the Greater Birmingham Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce on Monday 12th March and that […]

The kick off meeting for the Urban Manufacturing project was a fantastic initial opportunity to meet project managers and policy representatives from the seven other partnerships.  As host city we wanted to give partners a flavour of what Birmingham has to offer in terms of […]

The Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Export Hub is making a week-long stop in the West Midlands. The hub is a 32-tonne truck that has been transformed into a one-stop export shop. Between February 6 and 9 2017 several free events will be held as […]