A Networking Night To Bank On

HSBC UK’s new award-winning £170 million 10-storey national headquarters building - located at Centenary Square, Birmingham and now home to 2,500 staff - is to play host to Birmingham Press Club’s Networking Night on Wednesday 5 June.

To book your place, please e-mail fred.bromwich@btinternet.co.uk by Wednesday, 29 May.

Club members will be given a conducted tour of the HSBC University, an advanced teaching facility that offers opportunities for HSBC employees in the UK and Europe to train, learn skills and obtain qualifications. Bank executives have forecast that the University will be a “significant magnet of talent” over the next 20 years.

The University “campus” includes a 110-person lecture theatre and connected classrooms, an Innovation Lab for workshops and idea generation, 17 training rooms and “The Market Place” – a dedicated dining area.

Also, members of the bank’s Archives Team will show guests the Heritage Display on Level 2 - showcasing HSBC’s history from its roots in Hong Kong through to the present day – and the digital war memorial positioned in the reception area.

In the 2019 RICS Annual Awards for the West Midlands, where a diverse range of the region’s most impressive and community beneficial property schemes battled it out for top honours, the HSBC UK headquarters won the Commercial Category.

The judges, who said they were “amazed” by the building as a bespoke solution to the demands of new banking regulations, added that it provided a “fitting solution” at the heart of the bank’s birthplace in Birmingham city centre. They said that the building – delivered by Arcadis, Make Architects and Galliford Try – “sets a very high benchmark for HSBC’s global portfolio to aspire to.”

The RICS said that the strength of HSBC UK's commitment, its involvement throughout the process and the high quality of the final delivered product, demonstrated a strong partnership, which had delivered significant gains for all parties.

  • HSBC UK”s chief executive Ian Stuart and senior members of the bank’s media team will be in attendance to meet Press Club guests on the building’s Level 10 Terrace, with its impressive views over the Birmingham skyline, for a reception which commences at 6 pm.

  • HSBC UK has been the Press Club’s main sponsor for the last three years.