ABCC Patrons dinner

We’re on our way to the top, confident council boss tells city business leaders

New Birmingham city council leader John Clancy addressed a specially invited audience of business leaders at the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce patrons dinner held at Hotel du Vin. Stressing his determination to cast off the council’s image as a ‘problem’ for Birmingham, he highlighted the crucial importance of economic growth. He said: “It is important we have confidence in the city. This is the most investable city in the UK and the sixth in Europe. I expect us to go way up the European league table.”

Photography by Jas Sansi


  1. Paul Faulkner, Saqib Bhatti, John Clancy, Tony Elvin
  2. Steve Brittan, Katrina Cooke, Henrietta Brealey
  3. Harvir Sahota, Anjum Khan, Aftab Chughtai, Mandy Canny
  4. Prof Julian Beer, Mark Rogers, Paul Faulkner
  5. Rajinda Sanghera, Omer Simjee, Russell Jeans
  6. Justine Howl, Tony Elvin, Mandy Haque
  7. Zaheer Afzal, Dr Haseena Lockhat, Rana Nazir, Majid Salim
  8. Alan Hill, Zak Mahmood, Steve Jones, Waheed Saleem
  9. Manjit Kang, Waheed Saleem, John Clancy, Dee Kundi