Mohammed Zahir

Currently working as a Creative Business Manager for Birmingham City Council.

 I have over 20 years experience of small business development gained initially in Leeds and for the past 16 years within Birmingham. This experience has included leading teams, developing and maintaining partnerships, generating new and innovative projects, project and financial management and successfully securing European funding.  Also lead officer for the City on various European networks and actively been involved in the development strategy.  Additionally, worked in the private sector as a director in a fashion business with a manufacturing base in Bangladesh.

For the past 4 years I have developed and been leading a £9m partnership programme to develop and grow the creative sector with Birmingham. This work has now been extended into the West Midlands region.