Simon Topman MBE DL

Lead of Birmingham Group.


Simon is the Chairman of the iconic Millennium Point an East Side catalyst in Birmingham and one of the few successful, surviving Millennium charities. He is MD of J Hudson & Co (Acme Whistles) Ltd a manufacturing company that makes six million products a year in the West Midlands exporting them worldwide and employing only from local postcodes in a disadvantaged area.


In demand around the globe as a speaker. Speaking at major events such as Microsoft’s International Conference, Arts & Business (Sweden)and the Canadian Hockey Convention Montreal, raising funds for Conductive Education and Mayfield Special School.


Honorary Vice President of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, one of the regions oldest cultural organisations, past roles include  ; Director of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Chairman Aston Pride ,the country’s most successful regeneration project ,President  Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and an independent advisor to government on business and regulation in Cabinet Office and DBIS posts.


Appointed in 2008.