We just want to write a quick note to say a massive thank you to all our members and friends at Impact Hub Birmingham and wish everyone a merry, restful and enjoyable Christmas.

2016 has been an unbelievable year in many ways. A range of unbelievable events around the world and closer to home have at times felt unbearable and disheartening. And yet even during these darkest times the community here at Impact Hub Birmingham continues to shine brighter and brighter. Whether it’s welcoming a Hollywood actor, embracing a new narrative through Decolonise not Diversify, or remembering one of our beautiful souls taken too soon this community has continued to grow, adapt and show there is no darkness which can not be illuminated with tenacity, humbleness and unapologetic passion.

In 2017 we will be working on a range of big topics, some which others have said are too damn difficult and warned us off trying. Well, call us naive if you want, but we believe in better and believe in this amazing city so we are going to remember Steph Clake’s words and just flipping do it.

Don’t worry about the naysayers, the cynics or the detractors. If 2016 is anything to go by, 2017 is going to need more us working together than ever before.

Enjoy the festive break, spend time with those who you love and get ready for an unbelievable 2017 for all the right reasons.

Thank you babs

From

Andy, Amy, Byng, Dan, Daniel, Immy, Indi, Indy, Joy, Nikki, Parm

xx