Over the last few months we are excited to say that we have welcomed two new Trustees to our Board with the appointments due to be formalised later in the year. Peter Brooks and Bruce Thomson have been working with us over the last few months and have already brought a great wealth of knowledge and insight to Birmingham Settlement, helping us evaluate and develop existing provisions and plan for the future.

Bruce Thomson is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of local marketing company, Baker Goodchild and brings with him a plethora of experience from the business world. Bruce has already been involved in a whole host of areas in his short time with us and even helped out at our community fun day, Celebrate Aston, earlier this month, so you might have met him in the Engagement Room.

Peter Brooks is Head of Behavioural Finance at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, an area of work which aligns very well with our own work around money advice and financial capability training and his knowledge in this area will prove invaluable to us.We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Bruce and Peter to Birmingham Settlement and we look forward to working with them both over the coming years.

Bruce Thomson