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Aidem Digital CIC, wins National Lottery support for Indian Independence project

March 11, 2017  |   News,Portfolio   |     |   Comments Off on Aidem Digital CIC, wins National Lottery support for Indian Independence project

Aidem Digital CIC, wins National Lottery support for Indian Independence project

Aidem Digital CIC, the social enterprise based at Innovation Birmingham Campus, has received £45,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project looking at Indian Independence and the impact on communities in Birmingham. The project is titled as 'The Reality of Partition' - The Impact on Independence on Birmingham'. The partition of India in 1947 resulted in the formation of two nations, India and Pakistan. With 70 years since the independence, a special film and exhibition are being created for the project to reflect and document the real stories told by Birmingham residents who experienced the hardship, life challenges and outcomes of the partition. Led by the team of journalists from DESIblitz.com, the multi-award winning online British Asian magazine and working with volunteers from across the city, the project focuses on capturing the first-hand experiences of those who came to Birmingham owing to India’s declaration of independence. The project began in February and aims to finish in September 2017. The stories collected will be used to create a permanent film archive that will be made freely available to current and future generations via DESIblitz.com and the Library of Birmingham. The project will culminate in a special screening of selected films ...

DESIblitz.com wins Best Website award at Asian Media Awards 2015

November 01, 2015  |   Portfolio   |     |   Comments Off on DESIblitz.com wins Best Website award at Asian Media Awards 2015

DESIblitz.com wins Best Website award at Asian Media Awards 2015

At the prestigious Asian Media Awards 2015 held in Manchester on October 29th 2015, DESIblitz.com won the award for Best Website for the second time in three years. Since the last win of this highly recognisable achievement in 2013, the flagship project of Aidem Digital CIC, DESIblitz.com has grown from strength to strength. The team has developed and matured with experience and exhibits even greater drive, commitment and dedication to produce compelling content to the highest quality. The editors continue to ensure that content is engaging, entertaining and informing for its readers depending on the subject matter. The online lifestyle magazine has enjoyed a successful 2015 with increasing brand recognition and delivering story-driven articles and video content to both its British Asian and global readers. Director, Indi Deol, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the DESIblitz team, and a great recognition of all the hard work that goes into producing the quality content that you see on a daily basis. “I’ve generally found that marketing agencies think that Asian media doesn’t carry any weight amongst mainstream publications, particularly in the online world. But DESIblitz.com has seen a growth of readers, 160 per cent in the last year, who are all keen to read original and unique ...

Indi Deol selected as finalist for Ernst & Young Midlands Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015

April 28, 2015  |   News   |     |   Comments Off on Indi Deol selected as finalist for Ernst & Young Midlands Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015

Indi Deol selected as finalist for Ernst & Young Midlands Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015

Representing a range of geographies and sectors, 33 companies have been shortlisted in Ernst & Young's Midlands Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards 2015. The combined turnover of the companies is £2.4bn of annual revenue and they employ more than 24,000 people. Amongst the leaders from these Midlands companies – which include firms in the technology, retail, manufacturing and healthcare sectors; Indi Deol has been selected, the Managing Director of Aidem Digital CIC. These selected finalists will compete with each other at the Midlands final, to be held on 16 June at The Birmingham Town Hall.  Indi is very pleased at being selected as a finalist and said: "I am delighted to have been selected as a finalist for the EY's Midlands Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards 2015. Making it as a finalist for these prestigious business awards highlights that hard work, commitment and ambition to grow is being recognised by Ernst & Young." "Working in the digital media sector is at the heart of business growth and development today, and as a social enterprise it makes it even ...

Aidem Digital named Top Social Enterprise in West Midlands by RBS SE100 Index annual snapshot

February 17, 2015  |   News,Portfolio   |     |   Comments Off on Aidem Digital named Top Social Enterprise in West Midlands by RBS SE100 Index annual snapshot

Aidem Digital named Top Social Enterprise in West Midlands by RBS SE100 Index annual snapshot

Aidem Digital, a Birmingham based Community Interest Company (CIC) has been recognised as a leading social enterprise in this year’s RBS SE100 annual snapshot of 2014, with an incredible growth percentage of 173%. The RBS SE100 Index is an online listing of social ventures, ranked and scored according to their growth and social impact. The live market intelligence platform is designed to provide a substantial data resource for investors, commissioners and policymakers as they seek to understand the landscape of the social economy and identify top performers across the UK. In the annual data snapshot for 2014, registered social enterprises in the West Midlands show an average growth of 50% and a total combined turnover of £1.2 billion. The West Midlands accounts for 6% of the total registered Index users, with 70 social enterprises on the Index in the region. Aidem Digital offers a range of services, from web design, mobile apps, photography, video and graphic design, the organisation specialised in developing and deploying digital media projects with social purpose. Having started online British Asian lifestyle magazine DESIBlitz.com in 2008, Director Inderjit Deol found himself overwhelmed with volunteers and commercial interest, from which he went on to found Aidem Digital ...

Aidem Digital Photography published in Big Society Capital’s Anuual Report 2014

February 17, 2015  |   News   |     |   Comments Off on Aidem Digital Photography published in Big Society Capital’s Anuual Report 2014

Aidem Digital Photography published in Big Society Capital’s Anuual Report 2014

The 2014 Annual Report by Big Society Capital, entitled Social Investment: From Ambition to Action, Annual Review 2014 featured photography by Aidem Digital CIC. Photos were featured within the report, which showed the progress of social investment throughout 2014, and how many businesses have been helped through initiatives to give finance to social enterprises. Big Society Capital is an independent financial institution in the UK with a social mission, which was set up originally to aid the growth of the social investment market throughout Britain. This social investment is centred on lending or investing money in order to achieve a social benefit in addition to a financial return. Big Society Capital sees itself as having two roles within the world of social investment. The first of these is acting as a champion for the social investment market, increasing awareness of social investment as a business plan. The second comprises of being an investor that can provide capital to social investment projects, which can often support charities and social enterprises. Among the images provided by Aidem Digital were photographs of Big Society Capital Chief Executive Officer, Nick O’Donohoe, at the Social Enterprise West Midlands Finance Fair. This ...

Aidem Digital CIC Becomes a Premier Plus Partner of IAB

November 18, 2014  |   News   |     |   Comments Off on Aidem Digital CIC Becomes a Premier Plus Partner of IAB

Aidem Digital CIC Becomes a Premier Plus Partner of IAB

Aidem Digital has become a premier plus partner of the Institute of Asian Businesses (IAB). IAB is the most influential and successful group of its kind in the West Midlands. It specifically focuses on providing support for Asian businesses throughout the region, and works closely with them to offer the relevant opportunities. It is run by the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce (BCC) which has been established for nearly 200 years, and has a rich history of development in Birmingham’s business world. Over time the BCC has adapted to changes in the business world, and now comprises of a membership-based business support organisation. IAB is one facet of this large group, and was conceived as a way to target British Asian businesses and deliver help that is relevant to the fast growing Asian business community within Birmingham. As a Premier Plus member of IAB, Aidem Digital will be able to take advantage of the full range of services that the organisation offers. Aidem Digital hopes to utilise this opportunity to establish new connections at a wide range of networking events, and raise the profile of both the Aidem Digital and ...

Indi Deol Awarded Visiting Fellowship from Aston University

August 29, 2014  |   News   |     |   Comments Off on Indi Deol Awarded Visiting Fellowship from Aston University

Indi Deol Awarded Visiting Fellowship from Aston University

Indi Deol attended the Aston University Awards and collected a Visiting Fellowship award as an alumnus of the Goldman Sachs 10, 000 Small Businesses Programme. The award was given in recognition of the contribution they have made across the university to the understanding, awareness and experience of growth in business and entrepreneurship. This awards ceremony marked the inaugural time that the members of the 10, 000 Small Businesses programme have been given recognition for their achievements. Attending were business owners from a wide range of sectors and throughout their careers have supported Aston University, its students, staff and research endeavours in activities like the KEEN and KTP projects. They also provided mentoring to MBA students through the BSEEN and SERV projects, which were social impact initiatives involving students in policy development and lobbying within the university, recruiting students to their businesses and acting as live case studies in taught modules in business courses. Indi Deol was given his Fellowship title at a lunch event that took place at Aston Business School on 14th January 2014. It was attended by Professor Mark Hart, Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Academic Lead on Goldman ...

Indi Deol Elected onto Executive Committee of IAB

August 18, 2014  |   News   |     |   Comments Off on Indi Deol Elected onto Executive Committee of IAB

Indi Deol Elected onto Executive Committee of IAB

Indi Deol has been elected onto the executive committee of the Institute of Asian Businesses (IAB). The IAB is a group that is attached to the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce (BCC) and specialises in providing support for Asian businesses and business owners across the Birmingham area. The BCC has been established for over 200 years, and set up the IAB to specifically target help towards the growing Asian business community in Birmingham. Nasir Awan, president of the IAB, says of the organisation: “For many years we have helped and supported our members to grow their business, create jobs and boost the Midlands economy.” The IAB committee is an independent advisory body which was set up to represent the interests of the IAB members and the commercial development of IAB as a part of the BCC. Indi spoke of his enthusiasm at being selected for the IAB executive committee, saying: “I am honoured to be elected onto the executive committee of the Institute of Asian Business. This opportunity will allow me to debate and propose new policies and initiative relating to the day-to-day business of the IAB and its members as well as ...

Aidem Digital to produce Mobile App for Worcester Children’s Centres

January 05, 2014  |   News   |     |   Comments Off on Aidem Digital to produce Mobile App for Worcester Children’s Centres

Aidem Digital to produce Mobile App for Worcester Children’s Centres

Aidem Digital CIC has been selected to produce an interactive mobile phone App for Worcester Children's Centres. The project was commissioned by the national organisation Action for Children who are deploying services in Worcester via their Birmingham services. The mobile App will provide up-to-date information about the children's centres in the Worcestershire area. Currently, a lot of the information is in print and cannot be available to parents and children who do not have simple access to the children's centres, so the App will bridge this gap. In addition, the App shall prove information about What's on at each of the centres with an events diary and where the locations of the centres are for those who do not know. Searching by post-code and age group can provide users with the nearest centres to them that provide suitable services. The design of the App called 'Early Help' was done closely with the commissioning team from Birmingham and potential users of the App in Worcester through as series of discussions and workshops. Aidem Digital has an approach to design and development of Apps which focuses on user involvement right from the onset. ...

Aidem Digital wins Social Enterprise West Midlands Profit Award

December 09, 2013  |   Portfolio   |     |   Comments Off on Aidem Digital wins Social Enterprise West Midlands Profit Award

Aidem Digital wins Social Enterprise West Midlands Profit Award

Aidem Digital CIC has been recognised for it's commitment to growth and has won the Social Enterprise West Midlands Profit Award. This award recognises Aidem Digital as a social enterprise with a strong commitment to grow and develop its business. The award was sponsored by Anthony Collins Solicitors, who were really impressed by Aidem’s drive to strengthen its business and social impact. Growth is an important aspect of any organisation committed to succeeding. Growth comes in many ways for a social enterprise and demonstrates its dedication for its most important asset, it's people, and the return from the investment in their development in skills and productivity. Aidem Digital recognises the importance of its team and their sheer hard work which has helped its achieve this celebrated growth. The awards ceremony held at PwC's Atrium Cafe in Birmingham on 14th November 2013, celebrated the presentation of 10 awards. Each of the winners received a trophy and a certificate. In addition to the winners, there were highly commended recipients who were also given certificates. Indi Deol, Managing Director of Aidem Digital said upon receiving the award: "This is really fantastic news for Aidem Digital CIC. We are very thankful to SEWM and Anthony Collins Solicitors for ...