Brexit means Brexit … but it also means more blue-chip firms heading to Brum

Brexit means Brexit … but it also means more blue-chip firms heading to Brum

30th April 2021 - Olley's Oracles / by WestsideTeam

Despite the fears of ‘Remainers’ in the Brexit debate, not all the talent that’s leaving London is moving abroad. Westside business lead...Read more

Olley rides again, and watches new venues opening in vacated spaces across Westside

Olley rides again, and watches new venues opening in vacated spaces across Westside

23rd April 2021 - Olley's Oracles / by WestsideTeam

As the Westside BID team delivers crucial goods around the district on their new cargo bikes, business leader MIKE OLLEY witnesses the a...Read more

Olley’s ‘magical mystery tour’ around Brindleyplace

Olley’s ‘magical mystery tour’ around Brindleyplace

19th April 2021 - Olley's Oracles / by WestsideTeam

As Westside emerges from lockdown, business leader MIKE OLLEY gets all ‘love me do’ over the UK’s top slice of real estate. As youngs...Read more

Politicians and authorities praised for helping more Westside venues to reopen outside

Politicians and authorities praised for helping more Westside venues to reopen outside

1st April 2021 - Olley's Oracles / by WestsideTeam

After months of planning, new outside hospitality spaces have been agreed in principle in and around Broad Street. Westside business lea...Read more

Oy, taggers! Hands off our new Banksy (even if it is pee-ing on a wall in Gas Street Basin)

Oy, taggers! Hands off our new Banksy (even if it is pee-ing on a wall in Gas Street Basin)

25th March 2021 - Olley's Oracles / by WestsideTeam

It’s less than a knee high, painted in black and grey, with a bright splash of urine yellow. But Westside business leader MIKE OLLEY exp...Read more

Restaurateurs demand upfront payment to stop ‘no shows’ closing them down

Restaurateurs demand upfront payment to stop ‘no shows’ closing them down

17th March 2021 - Olley's Oracles / by WestsideTeam

Thoughtless customers casually deciding not to turn up after booking restaurant tables have prompted a tough response from venues strugg...Read more

From Blue Peter-style cut-out to the world-famous Black Sabbath ‘heavy metal’ bench

From Blue Peter-style cut-out to the world-famous Black Sabbath ‘heavy metal’ bench

12th March 2021 - Olley's Oracles / by WestsideTeam

As Broad Street gets spruced up ready for its reopening after lockdown, Westside business leader MIKE OLLEY recalls how one of the distr...Read more

The budget in five words: jam today but Marmite tomorrow

The budget in five words: jam today but Marmite tomorrow

4th March 2021 - Olley's Oracles / by WestsideTeam

Chancellor Rishi Sunak played a careful balance in this week’s budget. Plenty more COVID-19 assistance this year, but the harsh reality ...Read more

The state’s mistrust of licensees is going to cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds

The state’s mistrust of licensees is going to cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds

26th February 2021 - Olley's Oracles / by WestsideTeam

While pleased that an end to lockdown is finally in sight, Westside business leader MIKE OLLEY is frustrated at government plans that co...Read more

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