Birmingham New Communities Network is a Comunity Interest Company and we strive to provide essential services for new community members in and around the Birmingham area.


We rely on the hard work of our staff and volunteers if you would like to work with us please see our vacancies and volunteer opportunties sections.

Suzanne Bisani: Director / Projects Manager


Suzanne migrated to Birmingham from Rwanda It was soon apparent to Suzanne that people who migrated to Birmingham needed a range of support and whilst it was available in various places people were unable to access it due to a number of barriers, for example poor English skills, poor health, dispersed communities and other immediate needs such as housing and education.


Suzanne wanted to change this to ensure new communities could access the support they needed at a time they needed it and therefore she collaborated with other community organisation leaders to set up Birmingham New Communities Network which is a coalition of more than 100 refugee and new communties support providers in and around Birmingham.




Tippa Naphtali: Development Worker


Tippa has been involved in the development of numerous organisations and enterprises of varied sizes over almost 30 years. This has required the ability to adapt and take on new areas of work, and responses to a particular set of needs and requirements.


He has a long background in community development and services management and his most recent positions were as Centre Development & Healthy Living Manager at Aston-Mansfield in London, Birmingham Compact Champion (BVSC), and Development Worker at The Digbeth Trust and West Midlands European Network respectively, and is also currently part-time employed by The Chamberlain Forum.


Please Note: Tippa left BNCN's employment on 30th March 2012