Budding Abbey College Birmingham entrepreneurs go behind the scenes at Disneyland Paris

Business Studies students from Abbey College Birmingham will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to go behind the scenes at Disneyland Paris in February, where they will gain a unique insight into the managerial and operational issues at one of the world’s leading leisure attractions. 41 sixth form Business Studies students are preparing to … Read more

JQDT gets green light on Townscape Heritage Initiative

Birmingham’s largest business improvement district has this week been successful in the first round of a potential award of a staggering £2 million Townscape Heritage Grant, which assists communities in the regeneration of conservation areas. The grant, which will be awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, could see a total of 16 listed buildings benefit … Read more

Unique opportunity to visit Birmingham Assay Office’s private silver collection

 The Birmingham Assay Office is pleased to announce that it is opening its doors to the general public three times this year and offering limited places on its popular Silver Collection visits programme. Usually these visits are only available to organised groups, so this is a unique opportunity to see the spectacular Silver Collection, the … Read more

Funding opportunities for JQ businesses

JQ businesses need to act fast to take advantage of the funding opportunities available to them. Funding is still available for Birmingham City Council’s ERDF Property Assistance Programme. Visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/erdf for full details. The scheme is already supporting a number of businesses in the JQ, such as Probrand. There is also the Business Innovation Programme, which offers … Read more

JQ information centre temporarily relocates to museum

As part of preparing the Golden Square site for construction to begin, the Jewellery Quarter Tourist Information Centre (TIC) has been temporarily relocated to the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter (75-79 Vyse St). The TIC outside of The Big Peg is currently being dismantled and this process should be completed by Monday (10th). The  TIC will be open at … Read more

More A38 tunnel closures planned for the summer

This summer’s dates for the second phase of the essential refurbishment works in the A38 tunnels through the city centre have been released. Birmingham residents, businesses and visitors are advised that the St Chad’s and Queensway tunnels will be completely closed to all traffic from 10pm on Friday 18 July until 6am on Monday 1 September. This … Read more

Talbots Group strengthens its team with new appointment

Jewellery, gift and retail packaging specialists Talbots Group, based on Newhall Street, has appointed a new business and development executive to drive sales growth. Francesca Dematteis, 24, brings with her extensive skills in leadership and strategic management from previous sales and event management roles. She will be responsible for generating new business opportunities for Talbots … Read more

Keeping our streets safe

As part of the BID’s aim to make the Jewellery Quarter a safer place to be, there is a plan to install gates at the entrances to the alleyway between Hylton Street and Key Hill Drive The scheme – funded jointly by the police, the BID, local businesses and residents – is currently in a consultation … Read more

JQDT seeks new Board Members

After over two centuries of growth and change, the Jewellery Quarter is now embarking on a period of rapid development with the building of the Golden Square, refurbishment of previously unoccupied properties, the building of a new Assay Office, the arrival of new educational establishments, and the development of a Neighbourhood Planning Forum. The Jewellery … Read more

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