News & Events

North & South America

The Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Reception was held in Chicago (USA) last Thursday, 15th March, celebrating Citizen Diplomacy. Over 300 guests attended the event to recognise the diplomat citizen’s work dedicated to Chicago Sister Cities International. The main speaker at the evening was the […]

Commonwealth & Countries of Origin

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 […]

China & the Far East

In March 2018 (12th – 18th) companies will have the opportunity to be part of the UK trade mission and pavilion at Medical Fair India 2018. The Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) have partnered up this year to hold […]


The Urban Manufacturing project has been going for just about a year now and I have taken part in two policy clinics.  What are policy clinics? I hear you ask.  Well basically, each of the transnational partners has the opportunity to organise a  ‘clinic’ or […]

Other International

John Crabtree OBE has been appointed by the Queen as the new Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands. The appointment being effective immediately from January 3, 2017. The West Midlands Lieutenancy is the second largest lieutenancy in the country and covers a population of more than […]