The club was formed in 1878 and has played at its home ground, The Hawthorns, since 1900.
Albion were one of the founding members of The Football League in 1888 and have spent the majority of their existence in the top tier of English football. They have been champions of England once, in 1919–20, but have had more success in the FA Cup, with five wins. The first came in 1888, the year the league was founded, and the most recent in 1968, their last major trophy. They also won the Football League Cup at the first attempt in 1966. The club’s longest consecutive period in the top division was between 1949 and 1973, and from 1986 to 2002 they spent their longest ever period out of the top division. The 2013–14 season is their eighth season in the Premier League since 2002.
The IOSH Managing Safely course is an excellent primer for anybody that wants to learn more about managing safely in the work place.
The IOSH Managing Safely course was spread over 4 dates and included:
The course also covered the main provisions of health and safety at work incorporating the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations.
Following the conclusion of a strategic review, Birmingham City Council has resolved to seek offers for the NEC Group.
Principal objectives of the proposed sale are to secure an investor who shares the vision and strategic ambitions of the NEC Group and to maximise the proceeds for Birmingham City Council. Bringing the NEC Group under private ownership will enable the business to take full advantage of its growth opportunities and reach the next stage of its development.
The reason for the sale is to help pay a £1bn bill in order to settle thousands of equal pay cases.
The city council has agreed settlements with female staff including home care workers and school cooks who were paid less than men for work of equal value. Some men have also been included in the payouts and claims are still being submitted.
The council has borrowed money to help fund the settlements but the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) will not allow it to take on any more loans.
The NEC Group is a vitally important contributor to the West Midlands economy, delivering an economic impact of over £2 billion pa. and supporting some 29,000 FTE jobs in the region. Securing and enhancing this economic impact is a key objective for Birmingham City Council.
A strong NEC Group attracts further economic activity to the region. This has been evidenced strongly through securing the £140 million plus investment into Resorts World Birmingham by Genting UK. The NEC Group’s position would be strengthened through private sector ownership, and this should act as a catalyst for further investment in the region.
The Ardencote Manor is a four star, privately owned and independent Hotel situated in the heart of the Warwickshire Countryside. Over the years the Ardencote has evolved from a family home to an award winning Hotel and Country Club offering unrivalled facilities and excellent customer service.
Atelier Millinery, an independent hat shop found in Kingly Court, Carnaby is the official hub for London Hat Week (LHW), a collection of events launching on Thursday 6 March. London Hat Week will celebrate every aspect of making and wearing hats in the city which is leading the worldwide revival of millinery. An exciting schedule of events will be hosted by LHW partners across London during the week, many of which will be free of charge. LHW will run from 6-12 March.
Visit Atelier Millinery to preview the ‘My Favourite Hat’ exhibition featuring the inspiration of some of London’s most famous hat personalities.
Hats continue to be ‘on trend’ this season and London is THE place to wear, make and buy hats. Everyone can experience the instant sense of style and confidence that putting on a hat can give during London Hat Week and with special discounts and retail promotions being offered at hat shops and showrooms throughout London and online, it’s the perfect time to treat yourself to a brand new style.
Atelier Millinery is one of Carnaby’s long-standing independent boutiques. As well as selling ready-made hats for men and women, the shop also creates bespoke hats and runs workshops where you can learn about hats for every occasion. Carnaby is in the heart of London’s West End, two minutes away from Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus, where over 150 brands of quality and distinction and over 50 independent restaurants and bars can be found across 13 streets, including the world famous Carnaby Street. A unique experiential shopping destination, not to be found anywhere else in the world.
Event Hire have been shortlisted for the award of Event Hire Company of the Year (multiple outlets) at the 2014 Hire Awards of Excellence which will take place on Saturday the 12th April 2014 at the Savoy Hotel, London.
Event Hire has previously been the winner of this prestigious award in 2010,2011 and 2013.
The 2014 Hire Awards of Excellence represent a great opportunity to come together and recognise those who have been the best in our industry as well as to celebrate the Associations 40th Anniversary.
Independently judged, the awards genuinely recognise excellence throughout the Hire Industry acknowledging the successes of the hirers and suppliers along with successful individuals who set the standard. Without doubt these Awards are the industry’s most sought after accolade.
This year’s 40th Anniversary celebration is destined to become the most dazzling in the history of the hire industry awards. Our guests will enjoy a champagne reception, sumptuous three course dinner at the luxurious Savoy Hotel, London and will combine an exciting awards presentation, hosted by Nick Knowles, and glittering post awards party with live entertainment.
Tickets for England’s premier agricultural event, the Great Yorkshire Show, are poised to go on sale on Monday (3 March). The Show – which will be the 156th – takes place on Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 July, and will highlight the best of British farming and country life over the three days. Last year over 135,000 visitors came through the gates of the showground on the edge of Harrogate enjoying everything from fashion shows to food tastings, and from top class show jumping to sheep shearing and pole climbing.
As always, the animals remain the main focus of the event with classes for cattle, sheep, pigs and horses at the heart of the action. More than 1,000 cattle will be competing for the prestigious awards and for the first time in the show’s history there will be classes for British White cattle, one of the UK’s oldest breeds which is listed on the Watchlist of the Rare Breed Survival Trust. Also new to the event are competitions for female sheep shearers.
The fashion shows held four times daily in the Skipton Building Society Pavilion, are always popular, featuring collections from national high street names as well as from up and coming designers from the region’s colleges.
International Confex 2014 which takes place 12 – 13 March at Olympia, London.
In this diverse and vibrant industry, International Confex’s role is to provide the annual meeting place for the events world and to connect event professionals with the best venues, destinations, finishing touches, technology and event support services the industry has to offer. With the help of their exhibitors and event experts, International Confex is the place to be to do business and seek advice and inspirational ideas for your events and it’s a great opportunity to get that all important face time that can be so difficult today.
This free lunchtime talk is a great way to spend your lunch break. The talk may focus on one particular painting in the Gallery, or take you through one of the rooms. The subject will be chosen by the curator. You can see which painting will be covered on which day here.
The meeting point will be in same room as the painting.
The National Gallery is one of the world’s greatest galleries, with over 2,000 works on display by artists like Cézanne, Constable, Monet, Rembrandt, Renoir, Titian, Turner and Van Gogh.
Event Hire are supplying 420 Banquo ghost chairs for use at the Hospitality Suites at Twickenham where England face Ireland in their opening home fixture of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations, following away trips to France and Scotland.
Twickenham is often referred to as the home of rugby union. The stadium is owned and operated by the RFU, so Twickenham is the host of numerous rugby union fixtures year round. Most prominently it is the home of the English rugby union team, who have played nearly all their home games at the stadium (as opposed to some of the other rugby nations that may have a home stadium, but use numerous venues, England uses just Twickenham). Twickenham hosts England’s Six Nations matches, as well as inbound touring teams from the Southern Hemisphere, usually annually around November.
Apart from its relationship with the national team, Twickenham is the venue for a number of other domestic and international rugby union matches. It hosts the annual London leg of the IRB Sevens World Series as well at the domestic Middlesex Sevens competition. It is also the venue for the final of the Aviva Premiership as well as the season-opening London Double Header and the Christmas holiday Big Game, and has hosted the Anglo-Welsh Cup final in the past. Twickenham also hosted the 2006-07 Heineken Cup final. The stadium is also host to The Varsity Match between Oxford and Cambridge, the English schools’ Daily Mail Cup final and the Army Navy Match which forms the culmination of the annual Inter-Services Competition.