JQDT Speaker Breakfast with Councillor Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council

The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT) held its first 2018 breakfast event at the Assay Office this month. The local business community was invited to hear the Leader of Birmingham City Council outline his ambition and vision for the Jewellery Quarter. Councillor Ian Ward expressed his commitment to preserving the historic quarter’s legacy for future … Read more

Breaking the Silence UK launches 2018 initiative

After last year’s overwhelming success where 21 women broke their chains of abuse and got their life back, a Jewellery Quarter-based charity is once again opening its doors to women across the UK by offering its free 6-month programme to the most vulnerable. Breaking The Silence’s Building From Broken Pieces Programme (BFBP) is a real-time recovery … Read more

Local JQ Business Alyn Waterman Studio to speak at UCB Open Day

Alyn Waterman will be one of several professional guests providing career insight during The University College Birmingham All-Star Open Day on Saturday 20 January. Alyn Waterman has over 25 years experience of working with hair, make-up and beauty on tv and movie sets and has been Dame Joan Collin’s personal hairstylist for over 12 years. Alyn … Read more

UCB All Star Open Day – Saturday 20 January

The Jewellery Quarter hair and make-up artist Alyn Waterman, Birmingham restauranteur Glynn Purnell, and Rosie Ginday founder of Miss Macaroon are just a few of the many speakers attending the UCB Open Day on Saturday 20th January. The complete list of star-studded guest speakers includes YouTubers, celebrity chefs, athletes, bloggers and professional entrepreneurs who will present … Read more

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

As a part of the JQDT (Jewellery Quarter Development Trust) structure, a Planning Consultative Committee meets and reviews applications on behalf of businesses and residents in the Quarter. The team lodge comments about planning directly to Birmingham City Council. The committee meets every month and the city council recognises the comments made by the JQDT. … Read more

Paradise Circus Queensway – weekend closures

Paradise Birmingham which borders the Jewellery Quarter area is to be transformed into a vibrant mixed use development of commercial, civic, retail, leisure and hotel space, providing major improvements to pedestrian access and greatly enhanced public realm befitting this exemplary historic setting. Paradise will be one of the biggest development schemes Birmingham has seen for … Read more

Jewellers Benchspaces for Hire – Artisan Alchemy Gallery

Looking to expand or set up a new business in 2018? Artisan Alchemy Gallery on Caroline Street is advertising jewellers bench spaces for hire as well as a private unit. Ideal for recent graduates or new businesses the benches are set in a cosy communal space with a shared kitchen and courtyard and include an exclusive … Read more

33 Pitsford Street (Mr Tyre) – Public Consultation

Blackswan Developments is hosting 3 public open days to give an opportunity for people to view and comment on its proposals for a new residential, retail, office and workshop development on the Mr Tyre site. The proposals include a new entrance into the Jewellery Quarter railway station, a new public area as well as the … Read more

New Year, New You! Staying healthy in the JQ

Staying active and healthy is at the top of many people’s New Years Resolution but it can be hard to find the type of exercise that suits you. To help you narrow it down we have compiled a list of some of the many exercise and fitness opportunities available in the JQ which are also … Read more

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