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Digital firm is on fast track to growth

Digital firm Elonex has been named one of the UK’s fastest growing firms in the ‘Sunday Times’ Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100. The league table ranks

Britain’s fastest-growing private companies, based on sales over the last three years. Elonex is ranked at number

75 after recording an annual rise in sales of 51.83 per cent over the last three years, with sales hitting £6.7m last year. The firm’s ranking comes

after a sustained period of expansion at Elonex, with the DOOH media owner and visual display hardware manufacturer now operating more than 3,000 digital advertising screens across the UK. Elonex now operates 3,000

digital advertising screens across the UK and chief executive Nick Smith said: “From where we've come from, our inclusion in the Fast Track 100 really is big deal for us and reflects the hard work put in by all the team and high level growth we’ve achieved recently.”

A Midlands recruitment firm is ditching all single-use plastic and turning to bamboo as a more sustainable material. In what is believed to be a first

for a recruitment industry first, SF Recruitment – formerly SF Group - has made the pledge as it launches its new name, brand and values. The company, which has offices

in Birmingham, Leicester and Nottingham, has chosen the natural resource of bamboo as part of its drive to replace a wide variety of plastics being used throughout the business. The new tagline for SF

Recruitment is ‘a natural fit’ - chosen to highlight the firm’s philosophy on finding the perfect match between people and companies.

Swan Lake soars into The Ivy Temple Row

The stars of Matthew Bourne’s production of ‘Swan Lake’ took time from rehearsals to see and taste The Ivy Temple Row’s tribute to the show. Will Bozier and Megan Cameron (pictured) visited restaurant to check

out the eye-catching Swan Lake-themed feather and floral installation. The famous swan legs costume was also showcased inside the

restaurant. As well as taking in the display, Megan and Will sampled the

Nick Smith, CEO of Elonex

exclusive additions to The Ivy Temple Row’s menu – the Black Swan cocktail and the White Swan dessert. Will starred as The Swan during the show’s extended run at Birmingham Hippodrome, while Megan was making her debut in the production.

Opus hosts homeless charity dinner

A Birmingham restaurant is supporting homeless and vulnerable adults by aiming to raise £20,000 in one night. Opus restaurant and the Colmore

Business District have both adopted SIFA Fireside as their charity of choice. As a result, they are inviting businesses to attend a special fundraising dinner with the aim of raising £20,000 for the charity. The event on Tuesday 21 May will

feature a three-course dinner and a keynote speech from West

Midlands mayor Andy Street. It is sponsored by PwC and businesses are invited to book tables of 10 at a cost of £1,250. SIFA’s drop-in centre in Digbeth is open five days a week between 9am and 1pm and is the only service of its kind in the city, run mainly by volunteers. Opus’ chef director Ben Ternent (pictured) volunteers by providing lunches once a month.

For more information call Opus on 0121 200 2323 and ask for Irene.

Marketing director Daniel

Meredith (pictured) said: “We have made the decision to step forward and be leaders in our field, in being environmentally aware. “Bamboo is a resource that

provides many answers to a number of the world's environmental problems. “Our employees speak to

hundreds of business decision- makers a week, and perhaps we can inspire and influence them to be more actively environmentally aware too. “Alongside this, we didn’t want

to just tweak our name and logo, but closely associate our internal behavioural values which we all work so successfully by with something meaningful while standing for something pictorially and ethically.” Bamboo is a green alternative to

many plastic items as it is recyclable, biodegradable and renews itself in weeks. CEO Saira Demmer added: “We

believe all businesses now need to be more aware of what they do and the effect it has on their surroundings. “Plastic is still everywhere and

this should be of concern to all of us. It needs a joined-up effort to make a difference.” SF Recruitment celebrated its 20th anniversary last autumn.

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