#NAW2021: Being an Apprentice for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Sadie Cooper

Sadie Cooper, February 12, 2021 — Sport

Apprentice, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

When I got the role at Birmingham 2022 I was absolutely delighted. I’d been furloughed from my previous job, where I’d completed a level two apprenticeship and gone on to work in customer services.I saw this level three apprenticeship advertised on the Government’s website and as soon as I read it, I knew I wanted…

Oliver Dowden’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 30 May 2020

, May 30, 2020 — Culture

The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary gave the 30 May 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Let me begin with the latest figures: 4,171,408 tests for coronavirus have now been carried out in the UK, including 127,722 tests carried out yesterday; 272,826 people have tested positive, that’s an increase of…

Celebrating British Rowing success

Mark Davies

Mark Davies, August 9, 2019 — Sport

Chairman of British Rowing

I’ve been lucky enough to have seen a lot of inspiring sport in my life. I was at the Oval in 1986 to see Ian Botham return from suspension to dismiss Bruce Edgar with his first ball and move to the top of all time wicket takers in cricket. I was behind the goal at…

Safety first for sports fans

, November 5, 2018 — Sport

Chief Inspector at Sports Grounds Safety Authority

Every week, millions of people visit sports grounds to see their favourite teams play.  Whether football, rugby, cricket, or any other sport, all fans are there for one reason – to enjoy the spectacle. Safety firstWhenever large numbers of people come together there will generally be safety concerns.  The safety of all people within a…

Celebrating equal rights

, February 6, 2018 — Civil Society

Permanent Secretary, DCMS

Today marks a significant anniversary in the history of the campaign for equal rights. The UK Suffrage movement pioneered democratic dissent against inequality laws and attitudes, championing the rights of women to vote and stand as MPs.One hundred years ago today Parliament passed The Representation of the People Act, the first step to women being…

Inspiration from India

, November 17, 2017 — Digital

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Last week I travelled to India to see first hand some of the exciting events and activities taking place as part of the UK India Year of Culture that runs until next April. As well as learning more about the cultural aspects of the UK’s evolving relationship with India during my stay, I also exchanged…

International Women’s Day 2017: Be Bold For Change

, March 8, 2017 — Culture

This year, International Women’s Day challenges us all to #BeBoldForChange and encourages everyone to think about how they can help create a more equal and inclusive world. International Women’s Day celebrates the success of and contributions to society made by women as well shining a light on the inequalities they face. With its origins in…

Paralympic pride

, September 22, 2016 — Sport

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Returning from Rio yesterday, after experiencing my first Paralympic games as Culture Secretary and flying the flag for Britain in Brazil, has left many treasured memories, especially in celebrating the formidable performance of our ParalympicsGB team.

Gold rush in Rio

, September 16, 2016 — Sport

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

It might be a little early to celebrate, as the Paralympics are not yet over, but with four days to go until the end of our time here in Rio, the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team are enjoying an incredible Paralympics. The team has won more gold medals than any Paralympics since Seoul in…

20 years of GB Olympic success

, August 22, 2016 — National Lottery

Find out how increased funding from the government and National Lottery has helped Team GB win more medals at each Olympics for the past 20 years.You can also see how Secretary of State Karen Bradley championed British sport, culture and tourism at British House Rio.Read about Sports Minister Tracey Crouch’s time in Brazil too, as…