Guest Blog: Acapella – NOW OPEN!

A brand new live-music venue has recently opened in the Jewellery Quarter at 50 Frederick Street, B1 3BD. Read more about Acapella’s unique entertainment offering below. Don’t miss their upcoming Launch Party on Saturday 1 December from 7 pm onwards! Find out more on their website.  Acapella is a newly opened live music venue in … Read more

Spotlight on Legge Lane: Part Two

The Jewellery Quarter was home to some 30,000 workers by 1914. In the late 1800s, as family firm Alabaster & Wilson was getting established, space was at a premium as businesses and independent artisans made use of every piece of land… Prosperous merchants and professionals initially moved to the St Paul’s district to escape industrialisation. … Read more

Spotlight on Legge Lane

The Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage project aims to promote the heritage of the area through events, activities and research. Writer Louise Palfreyman has been in the archives finding out what the neighbouring businesses of this unique district reveal about working life in the late 1800s. For nearly 130 years, Alabaster & Wilson produced fine jewellery … Read more

JQ Life Issue 3 – Out now!

The Winter edition of the JQ Life magazine is now out! This quarterly publication from the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) covers events, news and updates from the Jewellery Quarter. The front cover star is Deborah Cadman OBE, Chief Executive of the West Midlands Combined Authority and resident of the JQ who talks about … Read more

Henry’s Cantonese In St Paul’s Square Re-Opens!

The well-known Henrys Cantonese in St Paul’s Square has re-opened its doors under new management, after a brief closure. A favourite amongst Jewellery Quarter locals, some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes are the Crispy Roast Duck with Plum Sauce, Sizzling Beef Fillet with Black Pepper Sauce, and Sweet & Sour Chicken. “We’re delighted to have opened Henrys … Read more

Guest Blog: Celebrate Vegan Month this November

Throughout the month of November the Vegan Society are celebrating Vegan Month starting with World Vegan Day. Get involved with local activities in your area throughout the month, or download the VeGuide app for inspiration. The National Vegan Society headquarters are located in the Jewellery Quarter.  How to start your vegan journey this World Vegan Day … Read more

Fellows Holds Birmingham’s Largest Jewellery Auction Of 2018

Birmingham’s biggest jewellery auction of the year took place on Thursday at Fellows Auctioneers in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. Fellows held their highest value jewellery auction of the year on November 8th, offering for sale important diamond pieces as well as items by well-known designers such as Cartier and Graff. Thursday’s auction was … Read more

Free service launched on our website – online jobs board

We have launched a free online service for Jewellery Quarter businesses. The JQ jobs board allows businesses to promote vacancies located in the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District for free and help promote their business to a wider group of potential employees. Luke Crane, JQDT Executive Director said: “This new website feature will serve as … Read more

Guest Blog Post: Personal Safety Workshop with Kaizen Performance Centre a great success!

One of the core aims of the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) is to make the area Safe & Welcoming for all users. To support this goal the JQBID held two weeks of Personal Safety Workshops for local workers together with the Kaizen Performance Centre on Frederick Street. These free 1-hour workshops taught participants basic … Read more

Local JQ Business and Partner Launch New Cloud Based FD Service

An enterprising Birmingham duo are celebrating the launch of a pioneering new service designed to help Midlands-based SMEs create sustainable business growth. eVirtualFD is the UK’s first entirely cloud-based FD service, designed to give small and medium-sized businesses access to a ‘virtual’ financial director who can help them develop a deeper understanding of their company’s … Read more

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