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Buy Directly From JQ Makers On Etsy!

The Jewellery Quarter is renowned for its creativity and independent makers. Whether it’s diamond setters and jewellery designers, or needleworkers and book printers, the Quarter is bursting with talent and bespoke products. Many of the businesses occupying the nooks and crannies of the historic properties are micro-businesses, often operated by a handful of staff or ... Read more Buy Directly From JQ Makers On Etsy!
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Changing Spaces: Sleep well at Selina

Read more articles from issue 8 of our JQ Life Magazine.  The century-old Victorian factory now has a new lease of life as a stylish boutique hotel. Starting life in 1903 as a purpose-built factory, the building has a rich history of creating a number of significant items behind its stunning exterior. Today, behind the ... Read more Changing Spaces: Sleep well at Selina
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JQBID Announcement

It saddens us greatly to announce the passing of our former JQBID Chair, Nicola Ridler, after a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer. 
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Hazel & Haydn Lets Customers Buy Vouchers for NHS Staff

To say a huge thank you to our amazing frontline NHS staff for all their dedication and incredible work during the COVID-19 pandemic, award-winning salon Hazel & Haydn in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is offering the public the opportunity to purchase a Pamper Package for NHS staff to use once the salon is re-open. The Hazel ... Read more Hazel & Haydn Lets Customers Buy Vouchers for NHS Staff
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COVID-19 UK grants list

We understand the financial concerns that businesses are currently facing and we're here to support you as best as we can. On this page you'll find the latest UK grants that are open for applications.
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In Their Own Words: Andy Street

In every issue of JQ Life Magazine, we invite members of the JQ community to tell us about their JQ in their own words. In this issue, Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, shares his favourite things about the JQ and his vision for its future. Read the full version of JQ Life Issue ... Read more In Their Own Words: Andy Street
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The Argent Centre: Restoring a key historic cornerstone for modern use

The Jewellery Quarter contains many fascinating buildings, one of which is the landmark Argent Centre.  This Grade II* listed gem, originally known as Albert Works, has a unique history. It was built in 1862 by local architect John George Bland for William Edward Wiley as a factory making pens and pencils. The building also housed ... Read more The Argent Centre: Restoring a key historic cornerstone for modern use
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JQ Life Magazine Goes Digital In Response to COVID-19

The Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) is adapting to the COVID-19 way of life, by transforming the next issue of their JQ Life Magazine into a purely digital offer, ensuring support for the business community is continued to be shared far and wide without any physical contact! Issue 9 of JQ Life will focus solely ... Read more JQ Life Magazine Goes Digital In Response to COVID-19
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Jewellery Quarter Businesses Keep Going

*Update* – We’ve updated this article as of 29 May 2020 to include the latest opening dates for Jewellery Quarter businesses as well as new delivery and takeaway options. ——————————— When you speak to most people these days the words they use to describe the current situation usually include, unbelievable, surreal and what do I ... Read more Jewellery Quarter Businesses Keep Going
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EC Williams – Built on lucky bricks

Read more articles from JQ Life Issue 8 on our website. EC Williams started life in 1923 when Jewellery Quarter based electroplater, Charles Edwin Williams, set up his own electroplating business. Born and raised in Hockley, Charles, known as Ted, was a true JQ native, and so building a business in the area he knew and ... Read more EC Williams – Built on lucky bricks
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Fellow Organise Successful Jewellery Auction from Family Home

The Fellows “family” have come together in the current unprecedented climate to pull one of their most successful Jewellery auctions of 2020 out of the bag. Fellows Auctioneers’ Jewellery Auction, which took place on Thursday 26th March, achieved a hammer total of £210,000, and was operated in full from the home of the Whittaker family ... Read more Fellow Organise Successful Jewellery Auction from Family Home
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Collaboration and connection at the CORE of the JQ

JQ Life Magazine Guest Column: Jamie Barton, Jewellery Quarter Academy What makes Jewellery Quarter Academy special is the commitment and drive to build partnerships with organisations to give our students a wide range of wonderful opportunities. We serve many students that come from disadvantaged backgrounds in some of the most deprived areas of Birmingham and ... Read more Collaboration and connection at the CORE of the JQ
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