Who’s behind it?
Young giant, beatfreeks
Beatfreeks is a collective of people and companies using creativity for good.
Beatfreeks is a movement of people and companies using creativity to empower people to challenge themselves and the world they find themselves in. From convening young people in coffee shops to explore poetry as social commentary, to our work with large organisations running youth communication campaigns to grow their audiences, through to our innovative ideas to democratise data through tea and biscuits, our Collective works together to fuel conversations and concepts that dare people to challenge the way of the world.
West midlands combined authority
WORKING TOGETHER TO BUILD A HEALTHIER, HAPPIER, BETTER CONNECTED AND MORE PROSPEROUS REGION.
The West Midlands Combined Authority was established in 2016 to enable stronger partnership working between councils, and enable the West Midlands to take on powers devolved from Government to make decisions at a regional level.
We were set up by the seven metropolitan councils – Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Our membership spreads further afield to other (non-constituent) councils and the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), who attend Board meetings, and also observer organisations, including the Police, Fire Service and the Young Combined Authority.
We are a politically led organisation. In May 2017, Andy Street was elected to serve a three-year term as Mayor, working with council leaders and other partners to deliver our devolution programme.
Hear Andy’s call to join the Young Combined Authority here.