THE LIGHTS ARE ON – JEWELLERY QUARTER

Lighting up the Quarter exploded in a bright display of fireworks and bespoke jewellery themed Christmas lights Friday 17th November. If you missed our fantastic annual event you can catch up on the sights here, and you can always come back next year to enjoy the spectacle in person. If you would like to come and see the jewellery themed … 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. Below is a planning tracker for … Read More

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

New JQ job opportunities at Ruskin Mill Land Trust

Ruskin Mill Land Trust has been awarded a significant Heritage Lottery Fund grant, to undertake the next phase of work at its New Standard Works site on Vittoria Street in the Jewellery Quarter. The organisation is now seeking applications for two roles; Community Relationship Manager and Heritage Programme Manager. The project will create new facilities from which the visitor can … Read More

Christmas in the Jewellery Quarter – come and visit us for shopping, food and drink!

The Jewellery Quarter is set to come alive this Christmas with plenty of activities for everyone! CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON Kickstarting the festive season on Friday 17th November will be the Jewellery Quarter BID’s annual Christmas Light Switch on and fireworks display. The event starts at 5pm on the Golden Square with the stage hosting a live performance from The … 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

PASTA DI PIAZZA GETS SCARY FOR HALF PRICE THIS HALLOWEEN

One of Birmingham’s favourite pizza pasta restaurants is getting spooky this Halloween and offering a half-price discount for kids on selected ‘Halloween’ pizzas. To celebrate Halloween, Pasta Di Piazza, based on Brook Street in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, will be offering half price for children on specific ‘Halloween’ pizzas over the half-term period. From Monday 23rd – Sunday 29th October, the … 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

COFFIN WORKS SHORTLISTED FOR A HISTORIC ENGLAND ANGEL AWARD

The Coffin Works is celebrating being named one of three finalists in the Best Rescue, Recording or Interpretation of a Historic Place category at this year’s prestigious Historic England Angel Awards 2017 The Relaxed@Newman Bros factory tour – specifically designed for people on the autistic spectrum by volunteers Adam Sutcliffe-Brown and Suzanne Carter has connected the Coffin Works museum with … Read More

Renaissance Award Unveiling Event – George & Dragon

On Tuesday 17 October 2017, The George & Dragon Pub in the Jewellery Quarter, hosted the unveiling of its Renaissance Award. The George and Dragon competed against some strong competition, which included The Assay Office and Gas Retort. The event hosts Birmingham Civic Society, unveiled a Renaissance Award for ‘Outstanding Design, Engineering, Execution and Performance’. Councillor Philip Davis, Jewellery Quarter … Read More

Your chance to snap up original art bargains!

The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) is to hold its first Charity Auction on November 2, run by Bonhams and hosted by Deutsche Bank at their prestigious Brindleyplace offices. For more than 200 years, the RBSA has provided opportunities in Birmingham for people to engage with the arts. The Gallery is just off St Paul’s Square in the Jewellery Quarter, and needs to raise funds … Read More

Win a meal for two to celebrate UK National Curry Week!

In order to celebrate the 20th annual UK National Curry Week, Rajdoot Indian Restaurant in the Jewellery Quarter is offering one lucky curry lover the chance to win a meal for two at any time of their choosing. To participate, follow the restaurant’s twitter handle @RajdootIndian and reply to their tweet with #ILoveCurry and your favourite type of curry! The … 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

First ever JQ Suit Drive hailed a success

A clothing donation campaign in the Jewellery Quarter has been labelled a success after businesses and residents donated hundreds of items during the first ‘JQ Suit Drive’. Suited for Success, a Birmingham charity that collects and provides donated clothes for unemployed men and women, partnered with the Jewellery Quarter BID (JQBID), the Jewellery Quarter West Midlands Police Team, The Big … 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. Below is a planning tracker for … Read More

Get involved with the JQ Suit Drive

A local charity is seeking unwanted smart workwear from Jewellery Quarter residents and businesses. During Monday 2nd October – Friday 6th October, Suited for Success is joining together with The Big Peg, the JQBID, the Jewellery Quarter West Midlands Police Team and TimeBank to run a suit donation drive. Individuals are being encouraged to donate their gently worn suits and … Read More

Anderson’s Bar & Grill wins top award for third year running

Birmingham’s premier independent steak restaurant, Anderson’s Bar & Grill Restaurant of the Year West Midlands for third year running at the 2017 Food Awards England. The awards ceremony took place on Monday 2nd October 2017 at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel. Anderson’s have now received the Restaurant of Year (West Midlands) for a third consecutive year since 2015. The restaurant’s … Read More

Help to reduce air pollution in Birmingham – come and have your say on 4 & 16 Oct

As Birmingham continues to grow, increasing traffic congestion and vehicle emissions are undermining the health and wellbeing of  local people, leading to over 900 premature deaths in the city each year. Part of the UK Government’s plans to address this is to introduce Clean Air Zones (CAZ) in certain cities across the UK. Birmingham is one of the areas with … Read More

Birmingham Film Company Nominated for Royal Television Society Award for the Third Year Running

IDM Media, a film production company based in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, has been nominated for an industry recognised Royal Television Society award for the third year in a row. The 2017 Royal Television Society Midlands Awards are highly prized in the media industry. They are a ‘kitemark’ of excellence and recognise the best media productions and talent in the … Read More

The Fashion and Jewellery Exchange comes to the JQ

The seventh generation head of a historic Jewellery Quarter firm is set to offer inspiration to brands right at the beginning of their start-up journey at a top industry event next month. Henry Deakin, managing director at Deakin & Francis, will address the audience at The Fashion and Jewellery Exchange on 4th October. The business has been designing and manufacturing … 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. Below is a planning tracker for … Read More

BIG CAT WELCOMES NEW TALENT TO THE PRIDE

Jewellery Quarter agency Big Cat has boosted its team with two new appointments to both the design and the communications team. With recent new business wins and a 35% per cent increase in creative campaign work, the marketing communications agency has expanded the team to recruit graphic designer, Simon Stanyer and senior account executive, Helen Gaskell. Simon’s career spans 5 … Read More

Closure of M6 J6/A38(M) Spaghetti/Gravelly Hill Interchange from Friday 1 September (8 pm) to Monday 4 September (6 am).

M6 J6/A38(M) Spaghetti/Gravelly Hill Interchange will be closed from Friday 1 September (8pm) to Monday 4 September (6am). This is required in order to complete the programme of summer maintenance works and ensure that all restrictions are removed by Monday 4 September. From 8 pm Friday 1 September to 6 am Monday 4 September: • The A38(M) Aston Expressway will … 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. Below is a planning tracker for … Read More

Another successful year for the Jewellery Quarter Festival

Thousands of people attended the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District’s (JQBID) Jewellery Quarter Festival last month. The three-day festival took place between 28th and 30th July 2017. On Friday, the event kicked off in style in the Golden Square marquee. Barbara Nice kept the guests entertained in between performances from Jake Henry, JQ Soul, Aston Performing Arts Academy and drag … Read More

Combine your visits to three Jewellery Quarter museums and get up to 15% off!

The Jewellery Quarter is home to a group of unique museums, which bring to life the trades which made our city ‘the workshop of the world’. Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, The Pen Museum and Newman Brothers at the Coffin Works are located within walking distance of one another and combine to make a truly memorable day out. Now you … Read More

NAJ – Turkish Brands Showcase 8 August 2017

The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ), based in the Jewellery Quarter, is working with other partners to deliver an event showcasing Turkish jewellery brands. The Turkish Brands Showcase on 8 August is an exclusive event where premium jewellery suppliers, endorsed by the Jewellery Exporter’s Association of Turkey, will showcase their latest collections ahead of exhibiting at the Jewellery and Watch … Read More

Innovative new education partnership is ‘Made in Birmingham’

A groundbreaking new partnership between the University of Birmingham and University College Birmingham is set to offer young people across the West Midlands and beyond innovative new routes into a university education. The two Birmingham universities have signed an agreement that harnesses the strengths of each institution. The collaboration celebrates and builds on a 22-year relationship that has seen the … Read More

Resurfacing – Great Hampton Street

As part of ongoing improvement works, Amey is planning to resurface a section of Great Hampton Street in the Jewellery Quarter. The work starts on Wednesday 19 July (8.00pm) and finishes on Friday 28 July (6.00am) and is split into two phases: Wednesday 19  – Friday 21 July Monday 24 – Friday 28 July During the two phases, the section … 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. Below is a planning tracker for … Read More

Coffin Folk ’17 – Jewellery Quarter Festival 2017

The Coffin Works Birmingham’s award-winning museum and newest heritage attraction will welcome 4 talented folk and roots performers for a live music event as part of the wider Jewellery Quarter Festival. On 29th July, from 7 pm, as part of the Jewellery Quarter Festival, the Coffin Works will throw open its courtyard to ticket holders. The schedule is packed as … Read More

Quarter Life Magazine Issue 11 – out now!

The new issue of Quarter Life is now out! It’s a bumper summer edition, featuring the ‘Dine in the JQ’ supplement which provides some recommendations for your next meal in the Jewellery Quarter. Our cover star Roni Ferro is the owner of Pasta Di Piazza and Cucina Rustica, two popular Italian eateries synonymous with this part of Birmingham. Alongside Roni, … Read More

PAY BY PICTURE AT CUCINA RUSTICA THIS MONTH

This month, Cucina Rustica will be encouraging diners to pay for their desserts by uploading a photo of their sweet course to their social channels. Are you an avid photographer when it comes to food arriving at your table? Do you like to snap and upload your photos to give your social followers endless amounts of food envy? Well, throughout … Read More

Jewellery Quarter BID Renewal ballot success

Businesses have voted in favour of a second term for the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (BID). The result in the recent renewal ballot means that it now has the mandate to proceed for another five years. Over 700 businesses and organisations were asked to vote in the postal ballot between 7 June and 5 July. The Jewellery Quarter BID … Read More

Overnight tunnel closures in Birmingham

In order for Amey to carry out essential maintenance and cleaning of St Chads Queensway, Great Charles Street Queensway and Suffolk Street Queensway tunnels, there will be overnight closures from Monday 10 July to  Thurs 13 July. The hours of closure will be from 22.00 – 06.00 each night. The closure is necessary and Amey does not anticipate any significant traffic … Read More

Important information – BCC refuse workers strike 30 June

Refuse workers at Birmingham City Council are set to strike on Friday 30 June. On this day, a JQBID partner First Mile Waste & Recycling services are prepared to pick up any Birmingham City Council sacks from businesses in the Jewellery Quarter, free of charge. Our JQBID Clean Team are not affected by this strike and will continue with their … 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

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. Below is a planning tracker for … Read More

Jewellery Quarter BID Renewal ballot open

Businesses in the Jewellery Quarter are being encouraged to vote and support an additional £2.9 million investment into their area over the next five years. Improvements to the public realm, expanding the dedicated cleaning team, boosting recycling facilities for businesses and free public Wi-Fi are among the projects the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) wants to deliver between 2017 … 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. Below is a planning tracker for … Read More

Tweet for a seat at Cucina Rustica

A Jewellery Quarter based Italian restaurant is offering an exclusive evening in a one-off social campaign. For one week only, Italian restaurant, Cucina Rustica is offering up the chance for members of the general public to win a table for two and sample their food and wine pairing menu. The competition, which will run on their Twitter channel from Monday … Read More

Unique and controversial art collection to open in the Jewellery Quarter

A unique and controversial new art collection containing human remains will launch in the Jewellery Quarter on Thursday 18th May. Presented by local gallery Turner Fine Arts, ‘Here Lies’ is the first collection by London-based artist Kieran Crowder, which incorporates ashes liberated from a crematorium the artist worked at when he was a teenager. The anonymous human remains were rescued from … Read More

JQBID Supports Cyclists with Big Bike Days

In an ongoing campaign to promote a greener, more eco-friendly Jewellery Quarter, cyclists are being treated to a free bike advice and repair service courtesy of the Jewellery Quarter BID. Cyclists can drop their bikes off at the dedicated cycle pod in the Golden Square, Warstone Lane, on select Fridays throughout Summer, dubbed ‘JQ Big Bike Days’. Bikes receive a … Read More

Traffic News: Carver Street

Vehicles will be prohibited from driving along Carver Street in the Jewellery Quarter, from its junction with Moreton Street to Tenby Street from 8th May 2017. This restriction will remain in place for five days, although access to frontages will be maintained as necessary. The reason for this temporary prohibition, which has been given by Birmingham City Council, is to … Read More

JQBID Business Proposal 2017 – 2022

The proposals for a second term of the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) is now available for download. If you are a business in the Jewellery Quarter with a rateable value of over £10,000 then this document is essential for you to read as it contains information that will affect your business for the next five years. Download JQBID Proposal … 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

Jewellery Quarter Essential Shopping Guide

With over 100 independent retailers, restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and bars you can buy with confidence knowing that the Jewellery Quarter is the place for quality purchases that come from the heart of a hard-working community. Click below to view our Shopping Guide. Remember, for a comprehensive directory of businesses in the Quarter please see our online directory.   DOWNLOAD THE … Read More

Jewellery Quarter Agency Strikes Gold in University Challenge

Jewellery Quarter-based brand experience agency, IE Brand, was awarded two Gold trophies at the Transform Awards Europe 2017 last week. IE Brand, Warstone Lane, picked up two Gold trophies, one for ‘Best Visual Identity from the Education Sector’ for IE’s University of Reading Careers rebrand and a second for  ‘Best Brand Architecture Solution’ for IE’s Cranfield University rebrand; the latter … Read More

HRH Princess Anne visits Toye, Kenning & Spencer

HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, paid a visit to local manufacturer Toye, Kenning and Spencer on Thursday 30th March 2017. Toye, Kenning and Spencer, Warstone Lane,  is a three-hundred year old Royal Warrant holding company, still owned by the Toye family. Exploiting the latest technology, Toye designs and manufactures jewellery and identity products for governments, corporates, fraternal and friendly … Read More