One of Birmingham’s oldest charities, Birmingham Settlement has launched an innovative partnership with a brand-new online trading platform, barter bay.

The charity will be offering goods from its charity shops as a trade for professional people that can offer skills and expertise and is launching the partnership at a barter bay LIVE evening. This free event will introduce the concept and allow people to trade for no fee (normally £1 per trade) on the evening.

Birmingham Settlement chief executive Martin Holcombe said, “We are very excited about this new partnership and hoping that lots of people will attend the LIVE event to support us.

“As well as having the opportunity to trade for free, one trader has the opportunity of winning a £100 cash prize, for completing the most trades during the evening.”

The barter bay LIVE event will be held at Birmingham Settlement’s Centre for the Aston Family on Witton Road in Aston on 6th February, starting at 6.00pm.

“Any goods or services can be exchanged on the evening and it is well timed to allow people to exchange all those unwanted Christmas presents and trade them for items that they do want,” says Martin.

The barter bay LIVE event is free to attend but you must register in advance at see website or for more details.

Pic Caption: Simon Allen, founder of barter bay and Martin Holcombe, chief executive of Birmingham Settlement

Editor’s notes
Founded in 1899, Birmingham Settlement is one of the oldest charities in the city. The role of Birmingham Settlement is to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities facing social and economic exclusion.
Birmingham Settlement supports the community with: older people’s services, children’s services, training and employment advice, money advice, building cohesion, development support for voluntary and community organisations.

Sign up now for your FREE place and join us for an evening of fun and barter- bring unwanted goods or trade your time with a unique opportunity to trade time as a volunteer for Birmingham Settlement- Wednesday 6th February @6.00pm

Chartered accountants Clement Keys has appointed Steve Horrocks as a new partner with responsibility for owner managed businesses and SMEs, reflecting the companies continued growth in providing corporate services to this sector.

Steve has held a number of positions during his twelve years at Clement Keys and is now the youngest partner in the firm.

Commenting on the new appointment, Partner at Clement Keys Ross Cocker said: “Steve is a welcome addition to our partnership and a great example of how we grow our own talent internally as he initially joined us a graduate trainee.

“He has already made a significant contribution to the business by developing a strong client base and his experience and expertise will help us maintain our position as one of the region’s most successful independent firms.”

Clement Keys now has eleven partners and more than 100 staff. They offer a strong core of traditional services which include audits, bookkeeping, business advisory services and corporate finance. Clement Keys has also built a strong reputation for working with the regions manufacturing base, helping many owner managed businesses with succession strategies and plans for growth, an essential service in these challenging trading conditions.


Editor’s notes:

Established in 1885, chartered accountants Clement Keys offer a range of general accountancy, auditing and business advice services. Specialist services include taxation planning, property service charges, pension schemes, charities and not for profit organisations, entertainment and sport, fully listed, AIM and PLUS Markets businesses and European and Local Authority auditing.

Clement Keys has 11 partners and is a member of PrimeGlobal, one of the world’s largest international accounting affiliations for independent professional accounting services.

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