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13 Apr 2018 - FreeTimePays
Introducing

A quite amazing talent! - Introducing Imran Ali Bashir

Give this guy a camera, show him a building and be amazed by the creative result!  Imran is such a huge talent and yes he's from Birmingham, a city overflowing with creative inspiration!

 

Take the article to view a selection of Imran's great work.

 

Take the project link to see even more and make sure to come back to see this amazing gallery of photography as it grows. 

 

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A quite amazing talent! - Introducing Imran Ali Bashir





Give this guy a camera, show him a building and be amazed by the creative result!  Imran is such a huge talent and yes he's from Birmingham, a city overflowing with creative inspiration!

 

Take the article to view a selection of Imran's great work.

 

Take the project link to see even more and make sure to come back to see this amazing gallery of photography as it grows. 

 


The Cube, Birmingham.

 

'Windows and Doors', Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.

 

Bullring, Birmingham.

 

Moseley Road Baths, Balsall Heath, Birmingham.

 

'Blue on Blu', Radisson Blu, Birmingham.

 

Bullring & Grand Central, Birmingham.

 

For more of Imran's stunning and creative photography, connect here

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Fashion
19 Mar 2018 - FreeTimePays
Introducing

Introducing Dianne Tuitt - An Inspirational Stylist with a passion for empowering women

We are delighted to introduce Dianne Tuitt, Dianne is a creative human being. Ever since she was a little girl she loved creating things, not knowing that it would lead to her in designing accessories within the fashion industry.

Stylist in Me was established in 2015 by Dianne from tragedy. Dianne calls it her saving grace. As her world went from safe to being turned upside down she found herself at the hospital asking herself so what now?

Read Dianne Tuitt's inspirational story by taking the article below

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Introducing Dianne Tuitt - An Inspirational Stylist with a passion for empowering women





We are delighted to introduce Dianne Tuitt, Dianne is a creative human being. Ever since she was a little girl she loved creating things, not knowing that it would lead to her in designing accessories within the fashion industry.

Stylist in Me was established in 2015 by Dianne from tragedy. Dianne calls it her saving grace. As her world went from safe to being turned upside down she found herself at the hospital asking herself so what now?

Read Dianne Tuitt's inspirational story by taking the article below


My name is Dianne Tuitt and I am a creative human being. What I mean by that is ever since I was a little girl I loved creating things not knowing that it would lead me to designing accessories within the fashion industry.

I graduated from college with my diploma in business management and business communication and began a 10 year career in management before a tragic turn of events led me to my passion, which is accessories. I was always known for my “stand out” fashion style and accessories, being in different colours, shapes and styles.

People would ask me where I got them, and I would often say to them not on the high street but from my travels and unique boutiques around the city of Birmingham.

Let’s go back a few years. 

Growing up on a Caribbean Island, walking the beautiful beaches, you find a lot of interesting things on the beaches, from melted glass to sea shells, which I would collect and take home to create a ring or necklace using my Dad's lines and wires he had for his various handy projects at home or at work.

I would sit for hours until I got frustrated as they sometimes did not come out as how I envisioned them. Here comes daddy to the rescue helping me construct each piece that I would then giveaway to local children and adults who loved them when shown. I definitely got my creativity from both parents.Fast forward and here I am today running my own accessories business from dealing with designers, working alongside my team to planning the business marketing structure for all quarters of 2018. I have a real passion for what I do as I love seeing women’s faces light up feeling more confident in their accessory choices when I finish styling them.

I went through a young adult phase of not feeling confident about the way I look and lack confidence in my body but now I use my unique style to help embrace who I am and stand more confidently in everything I do where I can now help other women feel more confident about themselves through style. I love styling and I love designing accessories, my true passions.

My favourite thing to do at the moment is research, as I love learning new things especially in business as you can never have enough information as things change so fast in this digital era we live in. I also like to travel and experience different cultures. I am currently taking care of my mum who is recovering from a stroke and I work alongside the rehab centre getting my mum involved in their activities and charity events. 

 

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People & community
14 Feb 2018 - FreeTimePays
Inspiration

Abdullah - an inspiration & one of our 'People with Passion' announces he's stepping down as Balsall Heath Forum CEO

“Abdullah Rehman MBE = legend!”

 

This from Chief Supt Bas Javid is one of the many fitting tributes paid to Abdullah Rehman, as Abdullah  announces that he is stepping down as Chief Executive at Balsall Heath Forum.

 

Take our article to read more of the tributes paid to Abdullah. 

 

Take our Project link for more posts on Abdullah, one of Birmingham’s inspirational ‘People with Passion’.

 

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Abdullah - an inspiration & one of our 'People with Passion' announces he's stepping down as Balsall Heath Forum CEO





“Abdullah Rehman MBE = legend!”

 

This from Chief Supt Bas Javid is one of the many fitting tributes paid to Abdullah Rehman, as Abdullah  announces that he is stepping down as Chief Executive at Balsall Heath Forum.

 

Take our article to read more of the tributes paid to Abdullah. 

 

Take our Project link for more posts on Abdullah, one of Birmingham’s inspirational ‘People with Passion’.

 


Abdullah’s announcement .......

 

“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me at the Balsall Heath Forum over the past 16 yrs.  It is now the right time for me to stand down as CEO and allow the forum to enter a new chapter. It has been a journey I will never forget.” - Abdullah Rehman

Abdullah Rehman - profile

 

“Best of luck Abdullah - been a pleasure working with the Forum under your leadership. Look forward to working with you in whatever capacity in the future.” – Waqar Ahmed

 

“Won't be the same without you...Balsall Heath owes you a lot. You certainly helped to make my work easier. Best wishes for the future and I hope pur paths will cross again #legend” – Amelia Murray, Street Intervention Team Manager

 

 

“Good luck Abdullah. You should be rightly proud of all you have done for Balsall Heath.” – Moseley Forum.

 

 

“Thanks for all you’ve done. Wishing you all the best for what’s next and look forward to keeping in touch.” -  Andrew Smith, Director of Interfaith Relations

 

 

“Abdullah Rehman MBE = legend!” – Chief Supt Bas Javid

 

“Very saddened to hear this. Brother you’re a legend Balsall Heath forum will never be @BalsallHeathF without you. Deep down I know you can ever walk away. It lives deep inside you. You’re an inspiration to many. I salute you my brother living legend in our community.” – Javed Iqbal, Local Community & Charity worker

 

 

“Best wishes for the future, Abdullah.” – Future Leaders

 

 

“Wishing you every success for the future and all you pursue. Been a pleasure to work with you and look forward to seeing that continue in some guise. God bless.” – Amrick Singh, Centre Director, Nishkam Centre

 

“You have been an inspiration and a force for good within the community. Thank you for all that you have done, your support, challenge and selfies. Good luck with the next chapter.” – Chris Johnson, West Midlands Police

 

 

“Good luck you should be proud of your achievement to date.” – Sheraz Yaqub, Programmes & Project Lead, Birmingham City Council

 

 

“Sad to read this, you will leave a big void, you have done incredible work in transforming Balsall Heath and your legacy will live on.” – Springfield Neighbourhood Police Team

 

 

“You will be missed! Best of luck in whatever is coming next.” – Conservative Councillor, Edgbaston Ward

 

“Best wishes Abdullah” - Mick Gillick, Corporate Learning & Development

 

“You are a very inspiring person.” – Daniel Brown

 

 

For more details on our 'People with Passion' initiative in Birmingham go to 'People with Passion' or email jonathan.bostock@freetimepays.com. 

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10 Oct 2017 - Abdullah Rehman
Inspiration

Introducing Abdullah Rehman MBE – anti-hate campaigner who does so much for community

Abdullah Rehman is an anti-hate campaigner who works tirelessly for the good of Birmingham and his community 

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Introducing Abdullah Rehman MBE – anti-hate campaigner who does so much for community





Abdullah Rehman is an anti-hate campaigner who works tirelessly for the good of Birmingham and his community 


Abdullah Rehman is chief executive of the Balsall Heath Forum and was awarded an MBE in the 2016 New Year Honours List in recognition of his services to community.

 

 

Abdullah was brought up in Balsall Heath and considers the neighbourhood to be an excellent example of all that is good about the city of Birmingham, where people from all faiths and backgrounds can get on, regardless of creed and colour.  This is what motivates Abdullah to carry on doing what he does best in motivating others around him through the leadership he displays and through the work he carries out for the benefit of the community.

 

 

For Abdullah, his father was his biggest inspiration who always showed kindness, compassion and generosity to others around him in the city of Birmingham.

Abdullah Rehman founded the Balsall Heath Forum in 1992 and has been its chief executive for many years. Abdullah continues to raise funds for community schemes and works tirelessly with police and political leaders of all parties to improve his community.

 

 

Abdullah is an active campaigner for anti-hate and supports the work of many organisations such as Tell Mama UK and The Olive Branch.     

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Construction & regeneration
21 Sep 2017 - Mark Hipwell
Inspiration

People inspired - introducing Mark Hipwell - Birmingham's 'face of industry' 2017 & a very talented sketcher too!

This year's winner of Birmingham's 'Future Face of Industry' run by Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce is Mark Hipwell. Mark, who works at HS2 Ltd, is a talent and inspiration for young aspiring engineers in many ways. View the article and find out more about Mark.

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People inspired - introducing Mark Hipwell - Birmingham's 'face of industry' 2017 & a very talented sketcher too!





This year's winner of Birmingham's 'Future Face of Industry' run by Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce is Mark Hipwell. Mark, who works at HS2 Ltd, is a talent and inspiration for young aspiring engineers in many ways. View the article and find out more about Mark.


Mark Hipwell is a talented Bridge Engineer currently working at HS2 Ltd on the Central section of the new High Speed line between Birmingham and London. He's on secondment looking at the Land Access and Property Management elements of the work.

 

Mark recently took up his passion for sketching again after a brief pause having graduated from University. Technical drawing was his favourite module and as Mark says "there hasn't been much need for it when drowning in Excel spreadsheets & schedules!"

 

 

But in a world of AutoCAD and 3D modelling, a sketch or a picture from an engineer really does paint a 1000 words. Quick meetings with clients or senior engineers when trying to explain a problem or concept really benefits from a sketch with a few lines and arrows to show how a bridge moves or how a structure stands up!

 

Mark has recently taken up sketching again as a way of capturing the incredible new builds going on in Birmingham at the moment! An example being the new HSBC HQ at Arena Central overlooking (what will be) the gorgeous new designed Centenary Square.

 

 

His sketches have also focused on the development at Paradise Birmingham and the architecturally striking One and Two Chamberlain Square in the heart of Brum. Not to mention the towering Snowhill Three, The Left Bank on Broad Street and Aston University student accommodation!

 

 

Mark says "It’s amazing to watch them getting built, and sketching how they look now & how they’ll look in the future". 

 

As a young professional, and recent winner of this year’s Future Face of Industry run by Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, Mark finds Birmingham to be a phenomenally exciting city to be living and working in and he says "it’s only getting better!"

 

We are delighted to be able to showcase Mark as both an inspired engineer and a talented artist and we look forward to sharing more of his work with you.   

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