Ink in his veins

JOHN Lamb has ink in his veins. He is now head of the Press team at the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. Initially earmarked as a trainee electrician, he quickly discovered that the electricity of the newsroom was where he wanted to be. Starting as a copy boy...

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A recipe for success

IF Hay-on-Wye has international notoriety through its second hand book shops then the same goes for Ludlow and Food.   It was a quarter of a century ago that a small group of enthusiasts decided to ‘do something with food’ in the streets of the town.   The...

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Supporting St Basils

Supporting St Basils THERE was a packed ground at Edgbaston for the Sunday of the first Ashes Test at against Australia. It was the day when Australian Steve Smith hit his second century of a game with saw a remarkable turnaround. Having had Australia 122-8 on the...

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BEVERLEY Nielson with one academy platforms

BEVERLEY Nielson, the recently adopted Liberal Democrat candidate for West Worcestershire, which includes Tenbury and the Teme Valley, has been visiting Tenbury ahead of what could be an early general election. Ms Nielson is the portfolio holder for economic...

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akpr at the England China Business Forum.

akpr has attended its first England China Business Forum event held at Aston University Business School. THERE were a number of workshops relating to aspects of doing business with China and the main speakers were Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, Liam Byrne...

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akpr doing Business with China

akpr has joined the English Chinese Business Forum and Adrian Kibbler was been appointed to the management committee of the Birmingham branch of the Forum. The Forum has a major event at Aston University on Tuesday, June 25 about the links between business in the West...

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akpr HSBC connection

ADRIAN Kibbler was with a group from the Birmingham Press Club visiting the UK headquarters of HSBC in Birmingham. HSBC has brought hundreds of jobs to Birmingham as part of its decision to move its UK headquarters from London to the second city.   The bank has...

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Pure poultry in motion

Chicken business set to take off   A BUSINESSMAN who has had his head in the clouds for more than 20 years now has his feet on the ground with a project that will bring high quality rotisserie chicken to the Great British public. He is now turning a love of...

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In search of the mythical silver bullet

In search of the mythical silver bullet   akpr took part in an informal workshop led by Paul Faulkner, chief executive of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Dr Andrew Bass, an international business consultant. The event, at the Lost and Found, in Birmingham City...

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akpr and agility

Akpr has been out and about and found itself learning about business agility by attending an event hosted by the professional project management membership organisation held in Birmingham.   We discovered that business agility is not about gymnastic skills but...

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Warwickshire throw it away

WARWICKSHIRE throw away what should have been a winning start to their Royal London 50 over campaign built upon their its Australian connection at a sun-drenched Edgbaston on Good Friday. A run off the last ball with the last wicket pair at the crease resulted in a...

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Ian Bell is frustrated

IAN Bell is frustrated that he will not be able to make a contribution to Warwickshire’s campaign to cement its place in the top tear of English cricket this season until at least June because of injury. He will miss all of the 50 over games. The veteran batsman, aged...

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The next generation of journalists

THE generations came together at Birmingham City University where journalists of the future met some of their more senior colleagues. Members of Birmingham Press Club went to the University to tour the media school and meet trainee journalists. There was a chance to...

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Like father like son

LIKE father like son but not quite says George Rhodes as he begins a season with Worcestershire that he is determined will see the Club return to the top flight of English County Cricket. Unlike dad, Steve, who played 11 times for England as a wicket keeper and late...

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New chapter for St Paul’s club

New chapter for St Paul's club St Paul’s Club in Birmingham dates back to 1859. In was formed by merchants keen to set up an establishment where they could take luncheon together in convivial circumstances. Membership is by election and the Club has many traditions...

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Shining a light on lasers

Shining a light on lasers LASERS have been with us for nearly 60 years. The first laser dates back to 1960 and a mirror to bounce a laser back to earth was taken to the moon by Apollo 11 in July 1969. This enabled very accurate measurement of the distance between the...

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Taking a new field

  akpr is going into bat with a leading sports media agency. The partnership means that akpr will be involved in covering cricket in the coming season. It will involve reporting on the game at First Class County, one day and grass roots level. Primarily the coverage...

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My Time to Die

My Time to Die   SIX days before businessman John King ended his suffering with Motor Neurone Disease it was my privilege, along with my son Andrew, to visit John to talk to and photograph him. Articulate and with a mind as sharp as a pin to the end, it was...

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