Azets honours Birmingham’s COVID-19 response as signatory on ‘Forward in Unity’ Unity mural

Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy and business advisor to SMEs, is helping to raise funds for several Birmingham charities as a signatory on the new ‘Forward in Unity’ mural in Digbeth.

Created by artist Gent 48 and art4charity, the mural memorialises Birmingham’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. It aims is to celebrate not only those on the front line, but dignitaries, community and business leaders and others that have kept Birmingham moving through difficult times, and who will continue to drive the success of the city as we emerge in the future.

The mural has been signed by 250 contributors to the Birmingham landscape and community, including Praveen Gupta, Tax Partner and Office Managing Partner with Azets Birmingham. Other signatories include: the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Beverly Lindsay, Carl Chinn, Ed James, Andy Street and Glynn Purnell, as well as the six religious leaders in the city. The mural has received endorsement by The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP – Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and The Rt Hon Sir Keir Starmer KCB QC MP – Leader of the Opposition.

Prints of the mural are now available to buy in varying sizes, with all proceeds donated to the Lord Mayor of Birmingham’s Charity, Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust, SIFA Fireside, and Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.

Through its own print purchase, Azets has contributed £1,000.

Praveen Gupta, Tax Partner and Office Managing Partner with Azets Birmingham, said: “I’m immensely proud to have been asked to contribute my signature to this incredible artwork by Gent 48 and art4charity. It’s a fabulous initiative and represents a significant piece of Birmingham history, celebrating resilience and strength through adversity. Our city is full of wonderful people – key front-line workers and business and community leaders – who continue to drive Birmingham forward despite the challenges we’ve faced.

“I would encourage anyone to visit the mural, when safe to do so, and purchase a print in support of the charities that each has a monumental impact on the health and wellbeing of Birmingham residents, particularly following 14 months of untold, unforeseen hardship. This is not just about celebrating the past but looking forward to a better future for Birmingham.”

Prints and the second edition of the hardback book are available to buy now at:

View and download images of the Forward in Unity mural at

L-R; Praveen Gupta; Paul Cadman