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ABCC bowled over to introduce patron

Edgbaston Stadium has become a patron of the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce. The cricket venue, the largest outside of

London, has a capacity of 24,550 and has been nestled in Edgbaston’s suburbs since the 19th century. The ground has hosted a number of sporting

events, including England cricket team’s first day/night Test Match, the ICC Champions Trophy final in 2013 and is set to host the ICC World Cup in 2019. Anjum Khan, director for the ABCC, said: “The

ABCC and GBCC are thrilled to welcome Edgbaston Stadium as a Patron. They are leaders in hosting world-class sporting events - and have also hosted a number of ABCC and GBCC events over the years, clearly demonstrating a commitment to the diverse business community that lives and thrives in this region.” Ravi Masih, head of community engagement at Edgbaston Stadium, said: “We are delighted

Businesses strive to recruit applicants who can demonstrate good leadership and possess skills in organisation, communication, problem­solving, teamwork, as well as demonstrating a strong work ethic. Did you know that service leavers and

Reservists have these key personal attributes, and more? Members of the Armed Forces are also

trained in a variety of diverse trades including engineers, electricians, drivers, chefs, HR specialists, communications operatives, and medics, which can help add value to your workforce. West Midland Reserve Forces and Cadets

Association build and maintain relationships with employers in the region by creating strategic partnerships, by promoting the skills that service leavers and Reservists can bring to your business. Employers are encouraged to cement this

partnership via the Armed Forces Covenant: a voluntary pledge which builds a two­way relationship between business and defence.

to become patrons of the ABCC. The GBCC have grown in stature, building a strong reputation and enhanced brand to firmly establish themselves as the voice for businesses in the Greater Birmingham region. “This has been paralleled by the fantastic

growth the ABCC has seen under Saqib’s leadership and as a result, we only felt it right to become Patrons of this growing Chamber. “Over the past two years Edgbaston has been

the home of the ABCC’s International Women’s Day event, and we’re very proud to have hosted such a diverse and welcoming event. We hope to continue to support the ABCC in the same vein, by spreading the message that everyone in our diverse community is welcome at Edgbaston. “We think that the relationship between

Edgbaston and the ABCC will be mutually beneficial for both parties, building on the great relationship we have had so far with the Chamber.”

Charity sleep out raises funds for homeless

Members of the Asian Business and Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce took part in a ‘sleep out’ at Edgbaston Stadium, where they raised funds and awareness around homelessness. The sleep out was organised by

Edgbaston Stadium’s official charity, the Edgbaston Foundation. Funds raised will be donated to St Basils and the Winter Nights Project that supports rough sleepers. The Chamber team was led by chief

executive Paul Faulkner, joined by Asian Business Chamber of Commerce board members Saqib Bhatti, Qasim Majid and Lakhbir Singh. Staff members from the GBCC also took part. Paul Faulkner said: “This fundraising

effort demonstrates the commitment the ABCC has to supporting local causes, and the Chamber looks forward to taking part in more events like this in the future.”

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If you are a business operating within the West Midlands and would like to see how supporting the Armed Forces can benefit your organisation, please contact our engagement team on wm­ or call 0121 427 5221 ext. *242


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