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Three years of disruption for manufacturing culminated with unprecedented supply chain inflation in 2022, impacting the results of Aston Manor, the cider-led drinks producer based in Birmingham.

Whilst turnover nudged up from £139m to £142m for the year to 31 December 2022, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation were slightly down from £5.7m to £5.4m – noted as a creditable performance in the commentary supporting the annual results.

That records: “The quality of our response was informed by a clear strategy and was possible because of the capability that exists in all part of our business, both in terms of our processes and the quality of our people.

Downtown in Business (DIB) will host a further fifty plus events in 2023, which will include conferences, awards dinners, breakfast forums, leaders’ lunches, private roundtable dinners and a new social networking brand.

Awards evenings will take place in Manchester, Birmingham, and Liverpool. The DIB inaugural ‘Business of Sport’ conference will take place in September at the Old Trafford Cricket Stadium, and the Change Makers Live Summit will happen at the Grand Hotel in Birmingham in October.

Speakers at Downtown events before the end of the year will include Gary Neville, Montell Douglas, Wes Streeting MP, Caroline Simpson, Tom Stannard, Deborah Cadman, Angela Barnicle, Chris Oglesby, Jonny Reynolds MP, Andy Street, Steve Rotheram, Cllr Liam Robinson, Nuala Gallagher, and Steve Reed MP. The new social networking brand ‘Downtown Unplugged’ will also be launched in September.

His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Prime Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Transport and Logistics Services launched the master plan for logistics centres, which aims to further develop the infrastructure of the logistics sector in the Kingdom, diversify the local economy, and strengthen the position of the Kingdom as a leading investment destination and global logistics hub.

SIAN Computers Community Initiative C.I.C, a revered community IT firm in Wolverhampton, is set to host a transformative event - the Windrush Experience & Compensation Scheme Event.

SIAN Computers Community Initiative C.I.C Founder, Robert Allen, embarked on this crucial initiative after realising the uphill battle faced by many Windrush Generation individuals who struggled with the Windrush compensation process. Recognising the need for accessible support, SIAN Computers stepped up and secured a contract as a support service with We Are Digital (WAD), who work in partnership with the Home Office, to aid those seeking justice and compensation.