14th May 2015 marked an incredible evening. It saw 1000 members of Birmingham’s professional services sector meet at the ICC to enjoy dinner, speeches and a glittery awards ceremony, hosted by the wonderful Rachel Riley. The category winners for Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 2015 were: – Sarah Bennett, Deutsche Bank (finance) –..
We’re well into 2015 and that can only mean one thing if you’re a young professional in Birmingham, the entries are all in for BYPY 2015! (and at time of writing this, the nominees have been notified and are about to be announced!) BYPY (Birmingham Young Professional of the Year) 2015 promises to be bigger..
All business people are greedy and mean. They’re often overweight and sweaty, too. They wear pinstriped suits and they rub their hands together at the thought of money. They trick innocent customers with their words and they are purely focused on sales, profit and power. You will hopefully have met some brilliant, intelligent and compassionate..
Last week we were very very happy to win the ‘small business award’ at the Venus Awards. The event was a glitzy bash held at the ICC on Broad Street in Birmingham. This was a wonderful surprise to top off a fantastic year for JC Social Media. Here’s the video of us winning and our..
Last week I was invited to speak to a group of second-year students at the Birmingham Metropolitan College Enterprise Academy about my journey in setting up my own company and the challenges I have faced (and am still facing!) along the way. Each Enterprise Academy student takes part in: Guru lectures and workshops..
Yesterday I presented the second in the series of the TAG Network events, a network created by Simkiss Guy and Bloomer Heaven to bring together trainees, apprentices and graduates who are currently working in Birmingham The event (held at Metro Bar) was great and the people I met were young, fresh and enthusiastic – exactly..
As part of winning BYPY14 I was given a place on Common Purpose leadership course, more details here. I attended one of the core days this week at the mac at Cannon Hill Park, the theme of which was courage. A week before the day itself, the 40 people on the course were all asked..
Earlier this week the Female Entrepreneurs of Birmingham Meetup group members met to discuss why they had chosen Birmingham to set up their own business in. The event was kindly sponsored by Clement Keys who were on hand to offer their support and guidance around accountancy. The speakers were Suzie Branch and..
On 25th June I was asked to be on the panel of judges for the BQ Emerging Entrepreneur awards and to announce the two winners on the evening. Here’s what I said: Good evening. I’m Jodie from JC Social Media – one of the judges for the BQ emerging entrepreneur award – on a..
We’ll talk about employed vs self-employed in a second, but first, let’s talk about feminism. I’m a feminist because I believe in equality between men and women in all walks of life including wages and respect. I’m not a man-hater. That’s really important, because ultimately it’s all about equality and feminism is not a..