Lord Mayor of Birmingham & James B Wong

Chinese New Year 2017 Chinatown Birmingham UK

The Chinese New Year celebration is one of the largest events in Birmingham, attracting up to 30,000 people. Birmingham’s festivities take place in the Chinese Quarter.

Please accept our apologies for any quality issues in this video clip. Filming was done under heavy rain and winds. It rained heavy all day. But that’s typical British weather; it did not stop us having a great time!

James B Wong – Chairman of the
Chinese Festival Committee Birmingham are the wonderful people that put this event together.

The Lord Mayor (Cllr Carl Rice) was the chief guest

Headline Sponsors:

Genting Casinos

Birmingham Airport

#wmcreative30 Sightsavers

WM Creative 30 years in business and the Sightsavers Challenge to celebrate #wmcreative30

This July marks 30 years in business for WM Creative, a Birmingham-based branding & design agency.

I am proud to say I have been part of the wmcreative team for the last ten years – bringing my digital expertise to meet client needs. I have seen the company evolve.

To mark this occasion and to give something meaningful back, managing director Paul Whitehouse is doing the #wmcreativee30 campaign for Sightsavers:

“I have decided fundraise for Sightsavers. Restoring sight is a gift I want to give.

Simply, I’m trying to raise £3000 for a fantastic charity called Sightsavers.

This will help them restore the sight of thirty children. My challenge is doing thirty 10K runs over a three month period. I am looking for all support I can get – all donations large or small are welcome, they are going to a great charity. Or you may want to join me in one of the runs, you’d be most welcome!”

Visit Sightsavers

Get involved

Donate now
JustGiving https://www.justgiving.com/wmcreative30

Text WCAA63 £2 / £5 / £10 to 70070 to donate now. eg WCAA63 £5 

Join in the conversation
Use the Hashtag #wmcreative30 on Twitter and Facebook to join in on the conversation.

Take part
If you would like to take part on one of the 10K runs:

Call WM Creative on:
0121 233 4845

Send an email to:

Or send a message to @wearewmcreative

Employment Street Event 4/4/2014

Employment Street #EmploymentSt

Held at the Handsworth Fire Station Cllr Narinder Kaur Kooner, working with South & City College Birmingham, Business in the Community and Handsworth Wood CDT.

The Lord and Lady Mayoress of Birmingham will officially open the event at 10am.

Cllr Kooner said: “When I was campaigning to be re-elected, people asked me time and time again: Will you help me get a job? I’m thrilled that ‘Employment Street’ is now all set for 4 April.

“The great thing is that actual jobs, apprenticeships and training will be available on the day to those who impress the employers taking part.

“Hundreds of people came to a similar event at the fire station back in 2011, and I’m sure that this one will be very well supported by the local community. We’ve got a really broad range of employers, looking to employ people of different ages, skills and backgrounds.

“I’m very grateful to Business in the Community and to the Handsworth Wood Community Development Trust for supporting the event, as well as to West Midlands Fire Service for providing the venue and such enthusiastic help.”


Local legendary artist Apache Indian was present to entertain all..

Over 600 attendees & around 300 people have taken up offers of jobs or training programmes!

Sport Relief 2014 Birmingham

Sainsbury’s Sport Relief 2014 event organised by the Birmingham City Council

I was asked to photograph of the ‘The Birmingham Mile’ for Sainsbury’s Sport Relief 2014 event organised by the Birmingham City Council on Sunday 23rd of March at CannonHillPark.

Despite rain, hail and cold weather, many hundreds turned up to do their bit.

Watch the highlights on YouTube

Photographs from the event


List of PR Agencies in Birmingham

On a project I was working on I had to compile a list of PR agencies in the Birmingham area. This list is by no means a comprehensive list:

HRO’C Public Relations
Tel: 0121 454 9707
Fax: 0121 454 9146
Email: steve.sherran@hroc.co.uk
16 Highfield Road
B15 3DU

Liquid Public Relations Limited
Tel: 01527 832 205
Fax: 01527 832 372
Email: lis@liquidpr.co.uk
Number 1 – Greenbox
Stoke Prior
Westonhall Road
B60 4AL

Haswell Holden Ltd
Tel: 01527 873937
Fax: 01527 837005
Email: steve.h@haswellholden.com
138 Hanbury Rd
Stoke Prior
B60 4JZ

Harrison Cowley Ltd
Tel: 0121 236 7532
Fax: 0121 236 7220
Email: bettina.grant@harrisoncowley.com
1st floor Griffin House
19 Ludgate Hill
B3 1DW

Wyatt International Ltd
Tel: 0121 454 8181
Fax: 0121 455 9785
Email: sbramall@wyattinternational.com
Wyatt House 72 Francis Road
B16 8SP

Clarke Associates UK Ltd
Tel: 0121 702 2525
Fax: 0121 702 2085
Email: david-c@clarke-associates.co.uk
1301 Stratford Road
Hall Green
B28 9AP

Tel: 0121 456 3199
Fax: 0121 456 3192
Email: christine.arthur@iassmarts.com
2nd Floor
9 The Apex
6 Embassy Drive
B15 1TP

M Consulting Ltd
Tel: 0121 753 0222
Fax: 0121 753 1911
Email: katie@mconsulting.co.uk
The Ice House
180-182 Fazeley Street
B5 5SE

Headline Communications
Tel: 0121 212 0559
Fax: 0121 212 0560
Email: phil@hline.co.uk
63 Church Street
B3 2DP

Seal Communications Ltd
Tel: 0121 200 0780
Fax: 0121 200 0781
Email: katiemorris@sealcommunications.co.uk
Islington Gate
8 Fleet Street
B3 1JH
Haslimann Taylor Ltd Tel: 0121 355 3446
Fax: 0121 355 3393
Email: bron@haslimanntaylor.com

1 Wrens Court
Lower Queens Street
B72 1RT
Willoughby Public Relations Ltd Tel: 0121 456 3004
Fax: 0121 456 9300
Email: juliaw@willoughby-pr.co.uk

43 Calthorpe Road
B15 1TS
The JCM Consultancy Tel: 0121 457 4771
Fax: 0121 453 8831
Email: joy.jcm@btinternet.com

First Floor 160 New Road
B45 9JA

Rave Communications Ltd
Tel: 01675 467462
Fax: 01675 467465
Email: smorris@rave-communications.com
37 Parkfield Road
B46 3LD

Vitis PR
68 Caroline Street
West Midlands
B3 1UG
Tel: 0121 242 8048
Email: info@vitispr.com