L-R: Haroon Qayum, Amelia Ladbrook, Gavin Orton, Anita Pickerden, Izzes Gayle


Izzes Gayle

The NUBI Hub

“I want to bring a young and dynamic feel to the table and hopefully get other young people taking a more civic pride in Birmingham.”

Izzes Gayle is the Founder and Creative Director of The NUBI Hub, bringing data driven creativity to business. With a keen interest in design and layouts it’s only natural he would like to be a part of something that has the city’s best interest at heart and does so many amazing things.


Amelia Ladbrook

Simkiss Guy

“There is still a lot more I can do for the city, I would very much enjoy the opportunity to be a Trustee for the Civic Society going into the critical centenary year.”

Amelia is a Senior Relationship Manager for SimkissGuy Recruitment and has been with them since graduating from the University of Birmingham in 2014. She is a Past Chair of BPS Birmingham Aspire, an organization that supports those in education and training to develop in the business professional and financial services sector and is now a member of BPS Birmingham Future’s Mentoring committee. She is also involved in LoveBrum and Birmingham Hippodrome.


Dr. Anita Pickerden

Anita Pickerden Associates

“I’d like to become a Trustee to get more involved in the Birmingham Civic Society and to help implement the new strategy.”

Anita worked as a qualified lecturer in Further Education Colleges and Universities for many years, designing and delivering high quality training programmes in Leadership and Management. She continues to teach in these areas, mainly in a work- based environment, for example on Executive Education programmes and managing Work Based Project modules on a Retail Management degree.


Haroon Qayum


“I am looking forward to getting involved with whatever the Society requires and helping deliver the +Plus 2016-2020 strategy for the benefit of Birmingham and its people.”

Haroon is a private client lawyer and Associate at city centre based Blackhams Solicitors. He acts for clients not only in Birmingham but across the country in administering estates, trust and tax planning and advising on elderly and vulnerable client matters. He is currently also a Trustee of SBA – The Solicitors’ Charity and is a Past President of the Cambridgeshire Law Society.