Non practising Solicitor, PJ Ellis is the owner of Blake7, a Birmingham based digital marketing agency.
An advocate of all things Birmingham (and for his sins a Birmingham City FC fan), PJ also co-founded the charity LoveBrum in 2014, which shines a light on the “hidden gem” projects of Birmingham and has funded over 50 local schemes so far. It now has over 2,500 individual members and over 100 corporate supporters and patrons. It recently received £250,000 funding from the National Lottery to build its infrastructure.
PJ has helped raise over £750,000 for local charities and projects in the last 5 years and often mentors students and start-up businesses, helping 10 of the latter raise over £1 million in funding.
He recently received a Points of Light award from the Prime Minister, which recognises outstanding UK volunteers – those that are making a real difference in their community.