UCB students takeover 46 hotel jobs at Crowne Plaza

Students from University College Birmingham have hijacked nearly 50 jobs at one of the city’s busiest hotels as part of a campaign to encourage young people to pursue a career in hospitality. In partnership with InterContinental Hotel Group’s National Hotel Takeover and People 1st, students will run the Crowne Plaza in Central Square, Holliday Street, for the … 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

Half-term fun in the heart of the city!

The Jewellery Quarter is the perfect place for families to take a trip down memory lane without even leaving Birmingham City Centre. The combination of museums in historic buildings with family-friendly dining makes the Jewellery Quarter a great day out without leaving the city limits! The Pen Museum hosts a fascinating collection of pen-nibs and … Read more

Join JQBID at Makers Central!

UPDATE 15 March 2018   The JQBID will be joined by four local businesses at Makers Central on 5 and 6 May 2018, B18 Leather, Glenn Campbell Jewellery, Michele White Jewellery and Tina Francis Tapestry. They will be joining the BID at this brand new international show at the NEC which brings together customers, suppliers and fellow … Read more

PMP Consultants join Symphony Hall’s £12-million foyer redevelopment team

A local Jewellery Quarter firm, PMP Consultants, has recently been appointed as quantity surveyors for Symphony Hall’s proposed £12-million foyer redevelopment. Symphony Hall boasts world-class concert facilities and the new entrance will allow the venue to engage more directly with its visitors and develop its relationship to the newly regenerated Centenary Square. PMP Consultants will … Read more

Balti Bowls Manufactured in JQ

For the first time in over 25 years, authentic Balti bowls are being manufactured again in Birmingham. The Birmingham Balti Bowl Company has been set up to produce bowls in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, in partnership with AE Harris, one of the Jewellery Quarter’s longest established manufacturers. The bowls are made to a high … Read more

Celebrate Valentine in the JQ

Valentine is just around the corner and now is the time to plan the perfect day out! With a variety of daytime and evening activities, as well as independent and bespoke shopping, the Jewellery Quarter has something for everyone. Use our handy guide below to choose the right combination of activities for you.   Enjoy … Read more

Christmas Lights

The Christmas Lights in the Jewellery Quarter BID area remain on the lamp columns due to Birmingham City Council’s contractor Carillion collapsing into liquidation. The council is working with the relevant bodies and organisations to ensure that the lights can be taken off as soon as possible. For any further information, please contact info@jqdt.org Update … Read more

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