Councillor Ian Ward joined us at our Annual Leaders’ Breakfast the first time as Leader of Birmingham City Council. He outlined his vision and passion for the city, including Birmingham’s bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. He spoke about changes, opportunities and civic pride and about what kind of city we want to live in, saying: “Together we can build the city beautiful.”

The Breakfast was also an opportunity to get to know The Very Revd Matt Thompson, the new Dean of Birmingham Cathedral.