Paradise Circus closure – 3rd September 2018 until Summer 2019

The West Midlands Combined Authority has embarked upon an ambitious plan to regenerate the region and to provide new opportunities for residents and businesses. Central to this plan is the expansion of the Metro network which will triple in size by 2026 providing high quality, safe and dependable Metro travel across much of the region. … Read more

New JQ premises for expanded Vegan Society Team

The National Vegan Society based in the Jewellery Quarter is moving to a larger office reflecting the tremendous growth of the vegan movement in recent years. The charity’s previous premises were unable to accommodate all of its staff which has quadrupled from just 10 a decade ago to nearly 40. George Cill, CEO at The Vegan Society, … Read more

Cooksongold launch refurbished store on 100th anniversary

Cooksongold, the UK’s largest jewellery making supplier, is celebrating 100 years of being at the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. In 1918 Cooksongold, established a manufacturing site and sales office on Vittoria Street, to serve both jewellery manufacturers and industrial users in the Midlands area. The business grew considerably in the early years constantly expanding its … Read more

Summer in the City! Bring the family to the JQ

Escape the hustle and bustle of Birmingham city centre and spend the day exploring the historic Jewellery Quarter! Only a short 20-minute walk from Birmingham New Street, make the journey into an experience by taking the Train (10 min) or the Metro (8 min) to the Jewellery Quarter station on Vyse Street. Watch family-friendly shows at … Read more

Spotlight on Birmingham at International Jewellery London 2018

International Jewellery London (IJL), the UK’s leading trade event for the international jewellery industry, will host a Spotlight on Birmingham in association with Birmingham School of Jewellery and supported by Cooksongold and Weston Beamor to be opened by The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Yvonne Mosquito. It is a collaboration of industry, education and commerce; from the Assay Office Birmingham … Read more

Guest Blog: Ambassador’s JQ Festival 2018 Experience

Last month’s JQ Festival attracted people from across the city for a jam-packed programme of activities and events. Organised by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID), and supported by local businesses, the event celebrated the craft, culture and heritage of Birmingham’s historic quarter. This year’s event was different from previous years. A brand new … Read more

Clean Air Zone – consultation ends 17th August

Birmingham City Council’s (BCC) Clean Air Zone (CAZ) consultation is ending on 17th August. The Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) is encouraging local businesses to read all the information available, attend events and provide feedback. The council is proposing a Clean Air Zone within the A4540 Middleway ring road (but not the Middleway itself), … Read more

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