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STEM-Up: Free workplace skills programme from BCU

Get the skills you need to excel! Level up your personal skills or train your team to grow your business. Birmingham City University (BCU), in partnership with the European Social Fund (ESF), has launched a brand new professional development programme for both individuals and businesses in Birmingham. STEM-Up helps aspiring individuals evaluate their skills gaps ... Read more
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Betts Metals Sponsor Fine Jewellery Collection by Jamel Mohammed

Betts Group is proud to sponsor a new fine jewellery collection, Khiry Fine, launching exclusively at NET-A-PORTER. The UK’s oldest surviving precious metal refining, based in the Jewellery Quarter, has given its backing to Jameel Mohammed, an exciting black artist and creator who is set to launch his first fine jewellery collection at NET-A-PORTER. Precious ... Read more
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Honey Bee Home Launch Greeting Cards Range

Honey Bee Home is launching its first-ever range of greetings cards that have been designed in-house. This follows the success of the ‘Send A Little Love’ campaign launched by Honey Bee Home in 2020 which saw dozens of cards ordered by customers and sent to isolated friends and family. Honey Bee Home is an online ... Read more
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Virtual Coffee Morning for Parents by Bright Minds Daycare

Lockdown with young children is no walk in the park! To support parents with children at home, Bright Minds Daycare is hosting Virtual Coffee Mornings in March, bringing together parents and childcare workers to share tips, offload and chat.  Bright Minds Daycare is ready to support families and welcome children back as the nation exits ... Read more
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Restoration works at the Grade II* listed Argent Centre have now been revealed after a year long project

The restoration works at the Grade II* listed Argent Centre on Frederick Street have now been revealed after a year long project.
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The Birmingham Assay Office raise £5k for Birmingham’s NHS Heroes

The Birmingham Assay Office has raised and donated £5,000 to University Hospitals Birmingham Charity to support NHS heroes working on the frontlines. UHB Charity supports workers across Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals who are working tirelessly to care for patients during this critical time of need. In July 2020, the Birmingham Assay ... Read more
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UCB and NEC launch lifeline for hospitality workers 

A training hub jam-packed with vital support for food and hospitality professionals struggling due to the pandemic is being launched by University College Birmingham in partnership with the NEC Group.  The Food and Hospitality Hub at UCB will give those in one of the hardest-hit industries the chance to gain new practical and business skills, tapping ... Read more
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Birmingham City Council’s New Budget Plans Released

The Council’s new budget aims to balance investment in services against ongoing financial challenges.  Birmingham City Council has published its latest financial plan last night (1 February 2021). This medium-term financial plan follows on from the publication of a new Delivery Plan in November 2020, which outlined the Council’s priorities, actions and key commitments to ... Read more
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Business Grants Update

An update from Birmingham City Council's Business Grants Support Team on the current progress of business grant payments.
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Eco-garden set for Jewellery Quarter station through funding secured by JQBID

A major scheme to install an eco-garden at one of Birmingham’s busiest inner-city stations has been given the go-ahead thanks to a community grant from West Midlands Railway (WMR). Jewellery Quarter station, which welcomed over half a million passengers last year, will have a ‘green makeover’ thanks to community volunteers working with the area’s Business Improvement District (BID).
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A. Edmonds & Co donate £500,000 to help Birmingham families

A company celebrating 150 years in business in the city is donating £500,000 to a local charity to set up a new early intervention unit on the site of the Malcolm Locker building in Erdington. A. Edmonds & Co, a high-quality shop and interior fitters based in the Jewellery Quarter, has made the generous donation ... Read more
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The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have been devastating for many individuals and as a result, The Benevolent Society are launching a hardship fund to alleviate some of the financial pressure caused by loss of income or reduced income due to Covid-19. Initially only those individuals who own, or work for, a company that is ... Read more
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