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Advised In Birmingham 2010/11 The annual business guidebook to professional, financial and business support services in Birmingham.

Celebrating... 20 years of Birmingham Forward and 10 years of Birmingham Young Professional of the Year.


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Welcome to the brand new 20th anniversary edition of Advised in Birmingham; the definitive business guidebook for Birmingham. Complete with a comprehensive list of all professional, financial and business support services for Birmingham.


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THE FACTS • The most comprehensive directory of key business figures that shape and influence Birmingham: a who's who of Birmingham's corporate community. • Full Birmingham Forward member listings. • Full Birmingham Future member listings. • Providing everything you need to know to do business in Birmingham.

“The guidebook has been invaluable to us over the last two years. A great reference tool and packed full of useful information.” Graham Lucas - Kleinwort Benson


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THE FACTS • Increased unique distribution and circulation targeting AB1 demographic. • Distributed to over 3,500 named business leaders, owners and key influencers and decision makers in the West Midlands, throughout the UK and over 100 Countries Internationally.

“The Advised in Birmingham directory is a powerful tool.” Clare Holden - Cluster Skills Manager, Advantage West Midlands


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GLOBAL, NATIONAL, LOCAL Named members Birmingham & West Midlands key influencers, decision makers & senior contacts. Key influencers Named Chief Executives of top 500 companies in West Midlands Named Chief Executives of top 500 companies in UK Inward investors via Locate in Birmingham Named officials at UK Trade & Investments (UKTI) Named contacts at British Consulates / Council Senior named officials at Embassies in the UK Exhibitions and events

“Advised in Birmingham is an impressive highlight of the very best of what Birmingham's business community can offer. It is well laid out and easy to use.� Ruth Philips, Senior Solicitor, Mills & Reeve LLP


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GLOBAL, NATIONAL, LOCAL

“We found the publication useful…we would appreciate one or two more copies for our economic affairs section. Please accept the assurances of the High Commissioner.” Garda A. Zarkari, Minister/Head - Trade and Economic for the High Commissioner of Nigeria


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EDITORIAL Dynamic editorial & design All that’s great about Birmingham Full of useful facts and figures Now expanded and updated to include: • Business support - a selection of key organisations geared to support business in the city, ranging from Airlines, Motors & IT support to Stationery supplies. • Where to meet, eat and greet - Dedicated sectors profiling the best that Birmingham has to offer. “The information contained in the directory is extremely useful to the Kenya High Commission and indeed, an additional three copies would be highly appreciated.” LN Bolyo, for the High Commissioner of Kenya


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EDITORIAL • Where to shop - dedicated section profiling the best of the city's fashion and retail. • Where to stay - hotels to serviced apartments: an exclusive list of the best places to stay in Birmingham, including luxury spas, salons and gyms. • Arts & Leisure - an eclectic mix of galleries, museums, concert halls, sporting venues & civic attractions.

“I find it very useful when visiting the Midlands.” Richard Dyson, President, The Institute of Chartered Accountants


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ADVERTISING & SPONSORSHIP SOLUTIONS Section lead member profile. Sponsor your section to ensure your firm features prominently at the forefront of your sector. Book a section lead front page sponsor banner with half page portrait editorial / photo at the start of each relevant section.


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ADVERTISING & SPONSORSHIP SOLUTIONS Section lead categories: CONSULTANCY SERVICES Consultants Recruitment/HR ICT

INSURANCE

EDUCATION

MARKETING & COMMUNICATION Advertising Agencies Marketing Services Media & Design Public Relations Translation Services

FINANCIAL ADVICE Accountants IFA FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Banks & Building Societies Stockbrokers & Merchant Bankers Venture Capital & Corporate Finance

LEGAL SERVICES Barristers Chambers Intellectual Property Solicitors

PROPERTY SERVICES Architects & Interior Design Property Services Surveyors BIRMINGHAM FUTURE USEFUL CONTACTS


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ADVERTISING & SPONSORSHIP SOLUTIONS

Inside back (inc. bookmark)

Inside front


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ADVERTISING & SPONSORSHIP SOLUTIONS

Half page ad

Full page ad


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RATE CARD Advertising Inside front cover

£1450

Inside back cover with book mark

£2000

Standard full page advert

£1100

Half page advert

£605

Sponsorship Section lead member profiles

£950

Section lead banners

£2500

Special positions

According to requirement

*All rates exclude VAT


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CONTACT DETAILS To book space please call the Advised in Birmingham team on 0121 702 2525 or email advised@clarke-associates.co.uk www.capublications.co.uk Clarke Associates UK Ltd The Old School House, Chapel Lane Birmingham B47 6JX Advised in Birmingham is produced by Clarke Associates working in partnership with Birmingham Forward and Birmingham Future.

“It is an excellent directory. My congratulations to the team who produced such an excellent document.� David Slade, Chief Executive, Perkins Slade Ltd


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ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS Inside front / Inside back: 210mm x 160mm (plus 3mm bleed), 300dpi, CMYK Full page advertisement: 210mm x 148.5mm (plus 3mm bleed), 300dpi, CMYK Half page advertisement: 105mm x 148.5mm (plus 3mm bleed), 300dpi, CMYK All logos to be supplied at 300dpi, CMYK Accepted formats: jpg/eps/tif/pdf

“As a relatively new business, appearing in the Advised in Birmingham gave us gravitas, as well as enabling potential clients to contact us.� Iwan Thomas, Principal, Iwan Thomas Associates


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