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General | 4th October 2022

UK Construction Week launches with premiere of poem by renowned Birmingham storyteller Casey Bailey

To celebrate the start of UK Construction Week Birmingham at the NEC today (Tuesday 4th October) the show's organisers have unveiled a specially commissioned poem entitled ‘Bricks and More Than’ by Bi...
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UK Construction Week launches with premiere of poem by renowned Birmingham storyteller Casey Bailey04/10/2022
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General | 30th September 2022

Construction industry in the Midlands must 'think differently' to find 50,000 recruits

The construction industry in the Midlands needs to ‘think differently’ to meet the challenge of finding 10,000 new starters every year for the next five years to meet project demands.
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Construction industry in the Midlands must 'think differently' to find 50,000 recruits30/09/2022
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General | 29th September 2022

Jerroms Corporate Finance Director announces retirement

With over 30 years working in the finance sector, FinditinBirmingham member and Managing Director of Jerroms Corporate Finance, Paul Heaven has decided to retire from 30 September 2022.
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Jerroms Corporate Finance Director announces retirement29/09/2022
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General | 23rd September 2022

Constructions 'dirty' image is key barrier to solving skills shortage, says survey.

A new survey by UK Construction Week Birmingham has revealed that those who work in the industry believe better school careers advice and improving the sector’s ‘dirty’ image are key steps to resolvin...
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Constructions 'dirty' image is key barrier to solving skills shortage, says survey.23/09/2022
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General | 23rd September 2022

Birmingham organisations collaborate on digital twin project

A partnership of organisations is working on a feasibility study for the use of a digital twin in planning for decarbonisation of a district in the east of Birmingham.
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Birmingham organisations collaborate on digital twin project23/09/2022
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General | 21st September 2022

Green light for 50 homes in Birmingham suburbs

Planning permission for the conversion of 25 flats and construction of 25 new-build apartments in two Birmingham suburbs has been granted, with support from Marrons Planning.
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Green light for 50 homes in Birmingham suburbs21/09/2022
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General | 20th September 2022

Council outlines further details of its Commonwealth Games legacy plan

An update on Birmingham City Council’s efforts to maximise the city’s Commonwealth Games legacy is due before the council’s Cabinet on 23 September.
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Council outlines further details of its Commonwealth Games legacy plan20/09/2022
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General | 8th September 2022

Sustainability top of the agenda at UK Construction Week Birmingham

Sustainability and its role in the industry will play a major part in next month’s UK Construction Week Birmingham, with a special section dedicated to Net Zero, a rich programme of panels and speaker...
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Sustainability top of the agenda at UK Construction Week Birmingham08/09/2022
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General | 8th September 2022

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issues report about the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Published on 2 September 2022, the paper details how Birmingham 2022 was never just about two weeks of sport: it was designed as the Games for Everyone, with every community able to access the events,...
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The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issues report about the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games08/09/2022
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General | 5th September 2022

Convene, Challenge, Connect launches sector development programme as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival

Convene, Challenge, Connect is an accessible and imaginative sector development programme being delivered for the Birmingham 2022 Festival.
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Convene, Challenge, Connect launches sector development programme as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival05/09/2022
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General | 1st September 2022

The UK’s largest built environment event returns to Birmingham with Finditin as Premium Event Partner

Register as a Finditin VIP and gain free entry to UK Construction Week with discounted stand space available for Finditin members.
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The UK’s largest built environment event returns to Birmingham with Finditin as Premium Event Partner01/09/2022
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General | 22nd August 2022

West Midlands Mayor to face ‘Question Time’ at UK Construction Week Birmingham

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has been announced as a VIP keynote speaker at UK Construction Week Birmingham (UKCW Birmingham), the UK’s largest event for the built environment, which returns to Bir...
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West Midlands Mayor to face ‘Question Time’ at UK Construction Week Birmingham22/08/2022
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General | 17th August 2022

Success of Alexander Stadium redevelopment highlighted in new report

The lead contractor behind the redevelopment of Birmingham’s iconic Alexander Stadium is reflecting on the success of the project and the wide range of community benefits it brought to the local area.
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Success of Alexander Stadium redevelopment highlighted in new report17/08/2022
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General | 12th August 2022

Ukrainian creatives in Birmingham begin Eurovision bid logo design after city is shortlisted

A group of Ukrainian creatives have been invited to design Birmingham’s Eurovision bid logo, after it made the first-round shortlist to host Eurovision 2023.
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Ukrainian creatives in Birmingham begin Eurovision bid logo design after city is shortlisted12/08/2022
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General | 8th August 2022

Help bring Great British Railways to Brum

The leaders of the three largest political parties at the city council have written a joint letter to the people of Birmingham.
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Help bring Great British Railways to Brum08/08/2022
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General | 3rd August 2022

Birmingham City Council welcomes £3.19 million extension to its supported exempt housing sector pilot from the government’s Supported Housing Improvement Programme

Birmingham City Council has welcomed the award of £3.19m from the Department for Levelling Up, Homes and Communities (DLUHC) to carry on its work reforming the supported exempt housing sector in the c...
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Birmingham City Council welcomes £3.19 million extension to its supported exempt housing sector pilot from the government’s Supported Housing Improvement Programme03/08/2022
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General | 27th July 2022

Bold ambition for a Golden Decade of major events in Birmingham and West Midlands outlined by city leaders

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are a launchpad for the city and wider West Midlands region’s ambitions to secure a range of major events in the coming years.
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Bold ambition for a Golden Decade of major events in Birmingham and West Midlands outlined by city leaders27/07/2022
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General | 26th July 2022

Birmingham trials first zero-emissions bin lorry

In the latest step to reduce emissions from road traffic to combat climate change and help people live healthier lives, Birmingham City Council has begun trials of its first all-electric bin lorry.
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Birmingham trials first zero-emissions bin lorry26/07/2022
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General | 25th July 2022

BCC sets outs out ambitious plans to retrofit 300 properties costing £27m as part of its commitment to the 3 cities retrofit programme

Birmingham City Council (BCC) has announced its initial contribution to retrofit 300 homes as part of the 3 cities retrofit programme and its commitment to make Birmingham carbon neutral by 2030.
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BCC sets outs out ambitious plans to retrofit 300 properties costing £27m as part of its commitment to the 3 cities retrofit programme25/07/2022
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General | 21st July 2022

Young Women Into Leadership aims to inspire future female leaders

Birmingham City Council, Aston University and US Embassy in London are once again combining forces to deliver an exciting, week-long leadership summit to inspire the next generation of female leaders.
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Young Women Into Leadership aims to inspire future female leaders21/07/2022
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General | 21st July 2022

UK Construction Week Birmingham announces packed programme of seminars and CPD sessions

Details of a packed programme of seminars, CPD talks and careers presentations has been announced for UK Construction Week Birmingham (UKCW Birmingham), the UK’s largest event for the built environmen...
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UK Construction Week Birmingham announces packed programme of seminars and CPD sessions21/07/2022
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General | 20th July 2022

A bold, ambitious and confident vision for the city

The city council leadership has set out its strategic plan for the future.
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A bold, ambitious and confident vision for the city20/07/2022
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General | 19th July 2022

Dr David Nabarro headline speaker at international summit on sustainable food futures at Birmingham 2022

Trade summit focussed on healthy and sustainable food futures to take place at UK House.
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Dr David Nabarro headline speaker at international summit on sustainable food futures at Birmingham 202219/07/2022
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General | 19th July 2022

The Big 5 Trade Visit: Register your Interest

The Big 5 Construction Exhibition in Dubai, the largest global event for the Construction & Infrastructure Sectors, will open its doors this December following a three year break.
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The Big 5 Trade Visit: Register your Interest19/07/2022
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General | 18th July 2022

Birmingham 2022 announces village mayors for the Commonwealth Games

Three Team England Commonwealth Games medallists Tessa Sanderson, David Moorcroft and Hannah England, will be the three Village Mayors for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Birmingham 2022 announces village mayors for the Commonwealth Games18/07/2022
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General | 15th July 2022

Birmingham 2022 releases legacy update

New publication outlines emerging impacts from Birmingham 2022’s legacy programmes.
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Birmingham 2022 releases legacy update15/07/2022
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General | 13th July 2022

Accessible travel information for Birmingham 2022

Birmingham 2022 is an inclusive and accessible event. Considerations have been made for people with accessibility requirements, ensuring a safe, independent, and dignified experience for spectators.
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Accessible travel information for Birmingham 202213/07/2022
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General | 11th July 2022

Help Birmingham become the new HQ for Great British Railways

Six English towns and cities have been shortlisted to host the headquarters of Great British Railways (GBR) - and are now facing a public vote.
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Help Birmingham become the new HQ for Great British Railways11/07/2022
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General | 7th July 2022

Law firm boosts Birmingham commercial property team

Law firm mfg Solicitors has expanded its widely-respected commercial property team with the appointment of a new associate solicitor.
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Law firm boosts Birmingham commercial property team07/07/2022
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General | 6th July 2022

Birmingham 2022 announces programme for free Neighbourhood Festival Sites

Birmingham 2022 has released the arts programme that will bring colour and vibrancy to the seven free Neighbourhood Festival Sites
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Birmingham 2022 announces programme for free Neighbourhood Festival Sites06/07/2022
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General | 6th July 2022

Deborah Cadman appointed permanent chief executive

Deborah Cadman, Birmingham City Council’s current interim chief executive, has been appointed to the role on a permanent basis following a formal recruitment process.
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Deborah Cadman appointed permanent chief executive06/07/2022
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General | 4th July 2022

Winning designs for Proud Host City presentation items revealed

Two manufacturing businesses from the city are benefitting from an opportunity to support the council’s role in welcoming VIPs and dignitaries during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Winning designs for Proud Host City presentation items revealed04/07/2022
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General | 1st July 2022

Demolition of empty college building marks progress for Eastside Metro extension

The Birmingham Eastside Metro extension took a step forward with the recent successful demolition of a recently vacated college building in Digbeth signalling that construction for the route remains o...
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Demolition of empty college building marks progress for Eastside Metro extension01/07/2022
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General | 1st July 2022

Free cycle hire for all part of wide ranging transport plan for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

West Midlands Cycle Hire (WMCH) is offering everyone in the region two free half-hour rides per day during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Free cycle hire for all part of wide ranging transport plan for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games01/07/2022
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General | 1st July 2022

Planning excellence celebrated at RTPI ceremony

It was a night of wins for Birmingham City Council at the RTPI West Midlands Awards for Planning Excellence 2022 last night (June 30).
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Planning excellence celebrated at RTPI ceremony01/07/2022
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General | 30th June 2022

Joint commitment to HS2 opportunities

Leaders of Birmingham City Council, Solihull Council and West Midlands Combined Authority met with Government Ministers yesterday (29 June) to discuss the opportunities HS2 will bring to the region.
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Joint commitment to HS2 opportunities30/06/2022
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General | 29th June 2022

Birmingham 2022 opens the doors of the Official Megastore

The Official Megastore for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has opened in Centenary Square today (29 June).
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Birmingham 2022 opens the doors of the Official Megastore29/06/2022
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General | 28th June 2022

Levelling Up Fund: Tranche 2 Bids

The city council's Cabinet has today agreed to submit five bids worth £82million for funding from the second tranche of the Government's Levelling Up Fund (LUF).
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Levelling Up Fund: Tranche 2 Bids28/06/2022
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General | 28th June 2022

Don’t miss the Birmingham 2022 medal sessions!

A total of 280 medals will be awarded to successful athletes this summer. Sports sessions within the Birmingham 2022 schedule invite you to the highly anticipated medal matches and finals as well as t...
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Don’t miss the Birmingham 2022 medal sessions!28/06/2022
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General | 27th June 2022

Perry Barr Regeneration Scheme wins regional housing award

The council-led project was named as Residential Regeneration Project of the Year at the Insider’s Midlands Residential Property Awards 2022 at a ceremony in Birmingham on Thursday 23 June.
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Perry Barr Regeneration Scheme wins regional housing award27/06/2022
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General | 23rd June 2022

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to host UK House: The Commonwealth Business Hub

Registration to attend UK House has officially opened, The Commonwealth Business Hub, taking place over eight days during Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, between Thursday 28 July and Monday 8 Augu...
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Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to host UK House: The Commonwealth Business Hub23/06/2022
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General | 22nd June 2022

Plans to showcase Birmingham's vibrant creativity and cultural scene

Plans to help Birmingham tourism recover from the pandemic and further promote the city as a national and international destination are to go before the council's cabinet.
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Plans to showcase Birmingham's vibrant creativity and cultural scene22/06/2022
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General | 22nd June 2022

Bold proposals drawn up to maximise Commonwealth Games legacy for Birmingham

Four projects are being put forward by the city council for funding consideration should the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games be delivered under budget.
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Bold proposals drawn up to maximise Commonwealth Games legacy for Birmingham22/06/2022
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General | 21st June 2022

UK Athletics confirms bid for European Athletics Championships 2026

UK Athletics has today confirmed it has officially submitted a joint bid with Birmingham City Council to host the European Athletics Championships at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium in 2026.
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UK Athletics confirms bid for European Athletics Championships 202621/06/2022
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General | 20th June 2022

Birmingham 2022 sign additional new sponsors for the Commonwealth Games

Four new providers join the sponsor family in time to deliver an exciting Games
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Birmingham 2022 sign additional new sponsors for the Commonwealth Games20/06/2022
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General | 17th June 2022

WMCA investment unlocks regeneration plans for two more historic buildings

Plans to regenerate another two historic buildings – the Victorian-built Globe House in Walsall and the derelict former Erdington Baths in Birmingham – have been unlocked by fresh investments from the...
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WMCA investment unlocks regeneration plans for two more historic buildings17/06/2022
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General | 17th June 2022

Second round of funding awarded to community groups to help embrace Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Funds totalling more than £1million have been given to 247 projects in the second round of awards for a council programme designed to help people celebrate the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Second round of funding awarded to community groups to help embrace Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games17/06/2022
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General | 11th June 2022

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay route through the Proud Host City is revealed

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will visit all ten of the city’s Parliamentary constituencies during the final two days of its 294-day journey.
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Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay route through the Proud Host City is revealed11/06/2022
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General | 9th June 2022

Arcadis appointed to bring forward Birmingham’s Our Future City Plan

Birmingham City Council has appointed a major design and engineering firm to deliver the next phase of Our Future City Plan which will look at the city’s development to 2040.
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Arcadis appointed to bring forward Birmingham’s Our Future City Plan09/06/2022
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General | 7th June 2022

Acivico Group announces new senior appointments for growth

Acivico has announced a series of senior appointments to drive growth against a backdrop of changing legislation and increased demand for its services.
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Acivico Group announces new senior appointments for growth07/06/2022