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Chiltern Railways is owned by Deutsche Bahn AG and is part of Arriva, which is responsible for Deutsche Bahn’s local and regional service outside of Germany.
Since winning the franchise in 1996, Chiltern Railways has run scheduled passenger services along the M40 corridor between London Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill and London Marylebone to Aylesbury via Amersham along the London Underground Metropolitan line. In 2002 they extended their operations as far as Kidderminster and in 2004 they taken over services between Stratford-upon-Avon and London.
As one of the franchises forming the UK’s National Rail network, Chiltern are dedicated to providing passengers with a safe, reliable, welcoming and value for money service which offers a real choice and a viable alternative to other modes of transport.
Bruntwood is a family-owned and run property company that specialises in creating the right environments for a wide variety of businesses to succeed.
With 110 properties across four UK cities, Bruntwood provide office space, serviced and virtual offices, meeting rooms and retail premises to companies across a range of different business sectors. They don’t see themselves as a landlord but rather as a property partner, making sure that your choice of premises is adding the best possible benefit to the way your business works.
Whether you need a single desk for a day or a whole building for 25 years, Bruntwood have the right solution to suit your business.
With prospects for continued growth at Birmingham Airport, the Airport Company is committed to providing quality facilities and services to meet the future air transport needs of the West Midlands region. The ongoing sustainable development of the Airport, which aims to balance the economic and social benefits to the region with the need to control and mitigate environmental impacts, is crucial for maintaining and improving the region’s principal international gateway.
IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. Today IBM UK has around 20,000 employees, bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world’s largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large.
IBM’s prized research, development and technical talent around the world partner with governments, corporations, thinkers and doers on ground breaking real world problems to help make the world work better and build a smarter planet.
Founded in 2004, FleetMilne has built one of the largest property letting portfolios in Birmingham, and the 2010 addition of a sales division further strengthened its position. FleetMilne Property is now a multi award winning independent estate agency with prestigious offices right in the heart of Birmingham city centre. They specialise in selling, letting and managing premium city centre properties and are known for upholding the highest of standards.
FleetMilne is also the only estate agency to integrate with its target market of young professionals through Birmingham Future and the IoD. Nicola Fleet-Milne, Owner and MD, was Chair of Birmingham Future from 2012 to 2013 continually championing our city’s younger, flourishing individuals. She is passionate about ensuring that Birmingham continues to position itself as a city that promotes from within, nurturing the innate talents of our young professionals.
Birmingham Future has been able to utilise FleetMilne’s office space for a number of events, helping to showcase the FM brand and get the target market through the door. It’s a match made in (property) heaven.
A Birmingham based company that has grown from a University bedroom to a company with a turnover of £12 million in 6 years.
Glide delivers one simple monthly bill for all utilities and services, both for tenants in shared accommodation and wanting to pay only their share, and for businesses with a portfolio of rental properties who want to cut their admin.
Glide was founded in 2006 by James Villarreal and Sandeep Krishan and now has over 30,000 customers throughout the UK.
We are looking for an A Player that can help us reach our target of £25 million turnover in the next 3 years
ORB is a brand agency. They define the uniqueness in brands and bring them to life. Orb get to the heart of who you are and then combine strategy, insight and clever creative to deliver game-changing results.
Orb always track the difference their work makes. After all, as a great man once said: “If it doesn’t sell, it’s not creative.”
Recently, Orb have done everything from bringing new brands to life to refreshing established ones, from reinventing a tired destination to encouraging more young women to book their first smear test. All on budget and on time.
Katie Bard recruits permanent and temporary staff across the Midlands for a full range of office support and executive roles starting at graduate entry through to executive level. Their clients range from blue chip multinationals to one man businesses; and candidates are fresh graduates to experienced executives. Katie Bard do things differently. They call it matching dynamics and it’s made them the leading consultancy for recruiting office executive and support staff.
The ability to match people to jobs is an art no computer can manage. This is why they rely on the people skills and experience of their consultants.
Birmingham Sport and Physical Activity Partnership
One of 49 County Sport Partnerships (CSPs) in England, Birmingham Sport and Physical Activity Partnership (BSPAP) works closely with a range of national, regional and local partners to increase the number of people playing and staying involved in sport. Through funding from Sport England, BSPAP’s role is to support its partners in the city to find new and effective ways of increasing grassroots participation and achieving sporting success across 46 sports in order to secure a lasting legacy for Birmingham from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
We really want to be able to showcase how exciting an industry sports development is to work in for young talent in Birmingham!
Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive service to children, young people and their families. We are one of the leading paediatric teaching centres in the country.
As the largest signage contractor and wide format printer in the Birmingham region, Hollywood Monster’s skilled craftspeople provide clients in London, Manchester, and across the UK, with a range of graphics and digitally printed products – from an A4 sign boards to banners, to the largest building wrap or structure.
Hollywood Monster are experts in consultancy, project management and planning, offering a bespoke service from supply only, to a fully experienced, safe and insured installation service.
They tackle small jobs to the most intricate projects that require road closures, civil engineered bases, structural engineered structures, abseiling, cherry pickers, cranes, public spaces, listed buildings, shopping centres and alike.
Browne Jacobson is a national law firm offering a unique collection of specialisms across the commercial, public, health and insurance sectors. It has offices in Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester and Nottingham and is committed to being a quality, relationship-led business. It has a client portfolio to be proud of including blue chip corporates, major insurers, NHS trusts, local authorities, education institutions and public sector organisations. It has over 350 lawyers, including 90 partners, supported by a team of professional specialists, and is an employer of choice with a strong inclusive culture and low people turnover.