Monday, 8 August 2011

Roger Godsiff Corporate Media

Dear All,

There was a supplement in yesterday’s Birmingham Post, “The Business of the Olympics – the West Midlands Connection”, which has inadvertently and mistakenly made a connection between Roger Godsiff MP and the Birmingham company, Corporate Media Ltd.

Advantage West Midlands, in its role of tracking firms in Birmingham which have won contracts to supply the London 2012 Games, keeps a list of these successes, broken down by Parliamentary Constituency.  AWM supplied this list to the Birmingham Post, as a good news story, to help preparation of the Olympic supplement.  

In the case of Birmingham Hall Green, the Constituency MP, Roger Godsiff, is named after his Constituency (as are all other MPs); and on the line below that is the first contract winner (in alphabetical order) in Hall Green -  Corporate Media Ltd.

By mistake, these two lines of text have been combined in the newspaper article, making “Roger Godsiff Corporate Media”.  This is an error, and Advantage West Midlands apologises for this and regrets any misunderstanding caused.  I am sure the Birmingham Post will also separately make the situation clear.

Jim Johnston
Business Manager - 2012 Games
Advantage West Midlands
Switchboard 0121 380 3500
Direct Line 0121 503 3299
Mobile 07880 740 141

Dear all, just to follow up from Jim's previous email, I would just like to reiterate the points he has made that the mistake is ours and that there is absolutely no doubt that Roger Godsiff has no connection whatsoever with Corporate Media Ltd or any other company that has benefitted from Olympic contracts, certainly to our knowledge.

While the mistake was completely unintentional, it has undoubtedly caused some distress to Mr Godsiff and for that we unreservedly apologise.

best regards

Alun Thorne
Birmingham Post

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