SimkissGuy is passionate about living and working in the West Midlands.
Keen to support our business community, and advocates of the benefits that can be gained from developing robust business partnerships across the city, we are founders of several successful networking groups including; The Colmore Curry Club, The Colmore Cocktail Club, The Gatekeepers Guild and SimkissGuy’s Tandoori Tuesday.
Each event is aimed to bring together business professionals across a range of sectors. If you would like more information on these, email our dedicated events inbox here.
Our Co-Founders and Managing Directors Rebecca Simkiss and Richard Guy are recognised as leaders in the Birmingham business community, both volunteering their time to undertake several external board positions to support and invest in the success of our region.
As such Rebecca is a Board Member of West Midland’s Women’s Voice, a movement created to work together and support the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) in setting an agenda for economic growth and better social welfare – with the role of women central to this new political and economic forum. West Midland’s Women’s Voice represents cross-sector businesses as well as the arts – all wanting a say in WMCA strategy and all with a desire to ensure that the powerful voice of women is represented in the aim to drive jobs, prosperity and economic growth in the region.
In 2017, Richard was invited to join the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Brexit Advisory Group – a cross section of business leaders from the West Midlands. Brexit is the single most pressing factor affecting business and, as a member of this group, Richard attends regular meetings to assist the Chamber in the provision of support for local business’ and help develop the Chambers’ Brexit focussed activities. These include the production of detailed business briefing notes and a ‘Brexit Health Check’ for business.