SimkissGuy is passionate about living and working in the West Midlands. As members of BPS Birmingham we are committed to promoting the region.
As an active member of BPS Birmingham Future, Rebecca is Immediate Past Chair of Future’s Development Committee, which has been brought together to assist Birmingham Future members in both their professional and personal development. Rebecca personally hosts regular professional development events, alongside overseeing Future’s two accredited mentoring programmes, Inspiring Futures and Momentum. A huge advocate of the benefits that mentoring brings, Rebecca is herself a mentor on both programmes and was awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award in 2014 for her commitment to the Inspiring Futures Mentoring scheme.
Having close links with local schools, colleges and universities, both Rebecca and Richard are regular participants in “Dragons Den” style events and deliver regular workshops to students on career advice, CV presentation and interview skills.
Keen to support the Birmingham business community, SimkissGuy are founders of three Birmingham networking groups; The Colmore Curry Club, The Gatekeepers Guild and TAG Network.
The Colmore Curry Club, founded in April 2013, is a monthly networking lunch which brings together like-minded business professionals across the city. With over 50 business professionals in attendance on a monthly basis, The Colmore Curry Club aims to bring those together who may not normally have the opportunity to meet at other regular networks.
The Gatekeepers Guild was launched in partnerships with FleetMilne Residential in early 2014. Gatekeepers Guild is an exclusive networking group which has been established to bring like-minded PAs, EAs and Office Managers together from throughout the West Midlands; to share knowledge, experience and of course to socialise!
TAG Network was launch in Summer 2014 in partnership with Bloomer Heaven as a collaboration to celebrate and support Trainees, Apprentices and Graduate Level Professionals who work in the Greater Birmingham region. Held on a quarterly basis, our TAG meet-up is for like-minded individuals to network and socialise in an informal environment where astute future business relationships can be made.
SimkissGuy support a number of local charities including Harry Moseley’s Help Harry Help Others and the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. We also support The Alzheimer’s Society alongside a number of local primary schools.