Event: Aston Business School – Productivity through People

According to the latest research, improving management capability by just 0.1% can increase productivity by nearly 10%. Productivity through People is a bespoke 6 month national programme designed for small medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by Aston Business School and Be the Business. The programme is dedicated to transforming leadership and management capability in forward-looking SMEs owners … Continue reading Event: Aston Business School – Productivity through People

News: Innovation 50 ranks Top 50 innovative businesses in the Midlands

Mills & Reeve have published their biennial "Innovation 50" report, the Midlands' only innovation focused ranking system, which celebrates 50 of the Midlands' most innovative businesses. Beginning in 2017, Mills & Reeve have published their second report which aims to celebrate ground-breaking ideas and pioneering ways of working of innovative organisations across the Midlands - … Continue reading News: Innovation 50 ranks Top 50 innovative businesses in the Midlands

Healthier Food City: Seldom Heard Food Conversations

As part of shaping the approach to creating a Healthy Food City in Birmingham, the Public Health Division is looking to commission a series of targeted focus group conversations about food and nutrition with communities that are rarely heard. The findings from these conversations will help influence the development of the Healthy Food City action … Continue reading Healthier Food City: Seldom Heard Food Conversations

News: Introducing Tech 50 – Your chance to rank UK’s most exciting firms!

BusinessCloud is looking to crown the most exciting tech companies across the UK with a series of regional ranked lists, and IAWM's Iain Mansell is on the Midlands' panel! But your vote is needed too... The Tech 50 rankings will shine a light on the companies of all sizes who are doing amazing things with technology. … Continue reading News: Introducing Tech 50 – Your chance to rank UK’s most exciting firms!

Blog: The Great City Food Digital Treasure Hunt

As part of launching Digital Leaders Week in Birmingham the City Council, West Midlands Innovation Alliance and the West Midlands Academic Science Network co-hosted the Great City Food Digital Treasure Hunt. With a packed room of data specialists, analysts, retailers, community organisations, activists and academics we spent a fun, and at times challenging, morning hunting … Continue reading Blog: The Great City Food Digital Treasure Hunt