Quarter Life is out now!

Quarter Life Issue 12 is out this week! The magazine is part of the JQBID’s commitment to raise the profile of the Jewellery Quarter and is an informative guide for visitors who may not have experienced all that the area has to offer. In this edition, browse through the Outside the Box supplement for Christmas present ideas and take inspiration … Read More

Lighting up the Quarter – 17 November

Join the Jewellery Quarter BID to celebrate the official start of Christmas 2017 in the JQ! From 5pm, there will be live performances on the Golden Square before the Christmas lights on the tree and around the Quarter are officially turned on by actress and comedian Barbara Nice. At 6pm a free spectacular fireworks display will light up the night … Read More

Remedial works to central reservation on Caroline Street

Parade Civil Engineering will be undertaking remedial works on the central boulevard along Caroline Street on behalf of Birmingham City Council and the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District. Works will commence on Monday 23rd October 2016 and will be completed within 3 weeks approximately. As before, a road closure into Caroline Street from St. Paul’s Square will be setup together … Read More

JOB VACANCY: JQBID Communications and Events Executive

The Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) is looking for a creative, passionate and organised communications professional to join the team. The BID is responsible for marketing and promoting the Jewellery Quarter on behalf of its BID levy payers. This individual will help facilitate campaigns, projects and events which raise the profile of the area as being a unique destination … Read More

Thank you for voting in the BID Renewal ballot!

The Jewellery Quarter BID Renewal ballot opened on 7 June. A number of BID levy-payers have already submitted their postal vote. A ‘Yes’ vote is a vote for five more years of investment in projects and services to help improve the Jewellery Quarter and make it the place to live, learn, work and visit. If you are a BID levy … Read More

BID hits the high note in the Golden Square

The Jewellery Quarter’s Golden Square, Warstone Lane, has been brought to life with a series of live music events in the return of Music in the Square. Taking place on select Fridays throughout the summer months, Music in the Square gives workers, residents and visitors a reason to stop, relax and enjoy their lunch time with two hours of easy … Read More

The Big Sleuth is Coming to the Quarter this Summer

The Jewellery Quarter will welcome three giant bears into the community this Summer as part of The Big Sleuth.  The Big Sleuth (so named because sleuth is the collective noun for a group of bears) is a free public art event which will see up to 100 165cm tall, fibreglass bears leave their paw prints all over the city for 10 … Read More

NOW HIRING Join Our Jewellery Quarter Clean Team!

£9 p/h – hours will vary on a week-by-week basis, therefore applicants must be flexible depending on BID requirements. This is a fixed term contract until 31st August 2017. The JQBID is hiring individuals to work as part of the JQBID dedicated Clean Team in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. We represent over 500 businesses in the Jewellery Quarter. … Read More

Small Business Saturday (Blog 3)

Join us on Saturday 3rd December for Small Business Saturday (SBS), a national day to celebrate the millions of small and micro-businesses who contribute to our economy. From now until the big day, local Micro-business owner and the JQBID’s official SBS Ambassador, Tina Francis, will be keeping you up to date with a running blog. For more information about Small … Read More

Caroline Street undergoes enhancement project

Caroline Street is undergoing a large-scale enhancement project delivered by Birmingham City Council in partnership with the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID). Read on for further information on what is happening, why, and how it will affect your journey around our quirky corner of Birmingham.   What is happening? Caroline Street will be transformed into an attractive new boulevard. … Read More

JQBID appoints Events Manager

Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Kim Loynes as Events Manager. With six-years’ experience in marketing and events, and a resident of the Jewellery Quarter for three years, Loynes brings with her a wealth of knowledge on the local area that will provide pivotal to her role with the JQBID. The … Read More

IDFB ‘Phone Box’ Hits Jewellery Quarter

They came, they called, they danced. On 11th May 2016 lunch-time revellers were taken to space, wrapped up in a modern love triangle and dropped into one man’s struggle to top-up his call credit; all centred around one phone box! ‘Phone Box’ was performed at 1:30pm on the Golden Square, Warstone Lane. Produced by Corey Baker Dance, this creative performance … Read More

History of the Jewellery Quarter preserved in definitive digital Archive Project

A wealth of information about the Jewellery Quarter’s rich heritage is available online in a mammoth project driven by the Jewellery Quarter Research Trust. The Quarter is home to a legacy of industrial innovation and influential individuals who both lived and were laid to rest right here, including nine known mayors; politicians, industrialists and the son of an aboriginal king … Read More

Small Business Saturday 2015

In the run up to Small Business Saturday 5th December, Tina Francis will be giving you the latest information on SBS, how we at the BID are supporting it and what you can do to get involved. You can follow Tina and the JQBID on Twitter and join the conversation with #JQSBS. You can view our new Jewellery Quarter Shopping … Read More


Following on from the success of last year, the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) have paid for the multistory Car Park on Vyse Street to open with free parking every Sunday until Christmas Day starting 6th December 2015. “Obviously, Christmas is a busy shopping period and we want to make shopping in the Jewellery Quarter as enticing as we … Read More

JQBID What’s On Programme Autumn/Winter 2015

From now until the end of 2015, the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District have several events in the pipeline that we want you to know about. Please see below for links to the relevant pages to put in your diaries and the full downloadable program attached.  This page will be updated regularly so please check back for more information as it is … Read More

JQ Festival Open Studios Blog

From now until Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter festival, Tina Francis will be bringing you the latest insights and updates about the Open Studios Trail. You can download the trail dates to your calendar here. Tina is a tapestry maker and resident of the Jewellery Quarter, for more of her work you can follow her on Twitter. For general news and updates about the Festival … Read More

JQBID Launches a Summer of Events

Everyone is gearing up for Summer and none more so than the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) team. Luke Crane, Manager for the JQBID, comments “Everybody loves the Summer and it’s the perfect time to explore the Quarter. From a museum tour to sitting outside one of the bars or coffee places on St Paul’s Square, there is not a … Read More

The first JQ Festival takes to the streets this summer

This summer sees the Jewellery Quarter host JQBID’s very first Festival – a weekend of events that celebrate the diversity and creativity of the Quarter. There will be something for everyone to enjoy including live music, performances and open studios. The festival, that will run from Friday 17th till Sunday 19th July, has been organised by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement … Read More

BID Gears up for Quarter Lifestyle Event

Following on from the success of last years Lifestyle event, the BID has brought it back and it promises to be bigger and better. A select number of retailers and designers from across the quarter will be demonstrating that you don’t need to shop central to get all your jewellery, gifts, art or vintage clothing. The event has been created to … Read More

Macmillan Competition

The BID is getting into the spirit for this years Macmillan Coffee Morning. We have sourced prizes generously donated from local businesses and will give them away to whomever can guess how many steps both of our ambassadors combined  will have walked on the morning (9am – 1pm). 1st Place: Coffee & cake in Urban Coffee and 125g bag of … Read More

Quarter Life Magazine – Issue 3 – Out now!

The third issue of Quarter Life – the official magazine for the Jewellery Quarter – is out now! The magazine, which is part of the marketing strategy outlined in the Jewellery Quarter BID Prospectus, is of interest to all the people who live, learn, visit and work in the area. It is also an informative guide for visitors who may … Read More

Quarter Life Magazine – issue 2 – Out now!

The second issue of Quarter Life – the official magazine for the Jewellery Quarter – is out now! The magazine, which is part of the marketing strategy outlined in the Jewellery Quarter BID Prospectus, is of interest to all the people who live, learn, visit and work in the area. It is also an informative guide for visitors who may … Read More

Quarter Life Magazine – Issue 1 – Out now!

The first issue of Quarter Life – a new magazine for the Jewellery Quarter – is out now! The magazine, which is part of the marketing strategy outlined in the Jewellery Quarter BID Prospectus, will be of interest to all the people who live, learn, visit and work in the area. It will also become an informative guide for visitors … Read More

Jewellery Quarter BID wins British Jazz Awards for Brum

Birmingham has been successful in capturing the 2013 British Jazz Awards and bringing this most important of British jazz events back to the City where it all began, 27 years ago. Appropriately enough for such a glittering procession of talent, the Awards (known in the business as the ‘Jazz Oscars’) will this year be produced in partnership between The Jewellery … Read More

JQ BID in talks to ease travel disruption during tunnel closures

The Jewellery Quarter BID (JQ BID) is working with Amey, the company that manages and maintains the city’s roads in partnership with Birmingham City Council, to ensure that major roadworks planned for the city centre this summer will cause minimal disruption to businesses in the area. The planned roadworks will see the A38 St Chad’s and Queensway tunnels completely closed to all traffic from … Read More

April JQ e-newsletter

Click here to view April’s e-newsletter… If you don’t currently receive a copy of this e-newsletter, please send your details to clairej.smith@jqdt.org, so we can keep our database up to date.

Birmingham Business Improvement Districts find success in new photography exhibition

The Library of Birmingham, in partnership with Colmore Business District, Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District and Birmingham City University, supported by Arts Council England, has this month commissioned a 50 piece outdoor photography exhibition which celebrates the unique qualities, heritage and environments of the Jewellery Quarter and Colmore Row and surrounding area. FINDINGS is a new commission from GRAIN: the … Read More

JQ BID supports training scheme for the next generation of jewellers

The Jewellery Quarter BID (JQ BID) is encouraging local jewellers to sign up to an apprenticeship scheme that aims to create the next generation of skilled craftspeople. The School of Jewellery is working in partnership with Holts Academy in London, the British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) and Birmingham City Council to offer young people, aged between 16 and 24, the opportunity to learn … Read More

Snapshot of the Quarter

The Jewellery Quarter BID has joined forces with the Library of Birmingham and the Colmore Business District to commission an exciting photography project. Internationally acclaimed photographer and artist Tom Hunter will be taking photographs in and around the Jewellery Quarter throughout February. The project is one of the BID’s early initiatives since it officially began in October 2012. It will result in … Read More

Class in session for JQ BID Management Committee

As many children go back to school this week, it was also class in session for the Jewellery Quarter BID Management Committee today as it hosted its monthly board meeting at a local school. The committee used a meeting room at Perry Beeches II Free School in Newhall Street. The school, which is the first completely new school to open in … Read More