BLOC launches high-tech hotel experience in JQ

Smart travellers enjoy the ultimate high-tech hotel experience with the launch of Apartment BLOC – a revolution in affordable luxury. Each three-room mini complex combines the service and convenience of a hotel, with the creature comforts of your own home. Suites are packed with BLOC’s trademark innovations and designer touches. They are perfect for short breaks and longer business trips. … Read More

Quarter Life Magazine – Made in JQ

Discover the makers behind the products made in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. This guide features in Issue 9 of our premium magazine, Quarter Life which you can pick up your free copy from various retailers across the area or read online now by clicking here. Click below to read online.

Quarter Life Magazine – Issue 9 – Out now!

The ninth edition 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 people who live, learn, work and visit the area. It is also an informative guide for visitors who may not have experienced all … Read More

JQ Opera Company Announces New Opera for Birmingham

Birmingham Opera Company, based in the Argent Centre on Frederick Street, is proud to announce an international collaboration to create a new opera for Birmingham that will receive it World Premiere in the city in March 2018. The 18 month project brings together Graham Vick CBE, co-founder and Artistic Director of Birmingham Opera Company, leading Italian composer, Giorgio Battistelli and … Read More

JOB ALERT: Coffin Works Operations Assistant

Newman Brothers’ Coffin Works museum is looking for an enthusiastic person to join the team as a weekend operations assistant. We need an Operations Assistant to act as Duty Manager and supervise the operations and management of the Coffin Works site during weekends.  As Duty Manager you will be a key holder with responsibility for the smooth running of the … Read More

Rajdoot Tandoori Celebrates 50th Birthday

The team behind quality Jewellery Quarter Restaurant, Rajdoot Tandoori, are gearing up to celebrate their 50th anniversary of delivering exemplary North Indian cuisine. In half a century the doors of the Rajdoot have seen many famous faces pass through, such as: the Beatles, Keith Floyd, Simon Cowell, Jamie Oliver and even HRH Princess Margaret. All these stars have been enticed … Read More

Free Car Parking in the Jewellery Quarter this Christmas

To make Christmas shopping a little easier, the Jewellery Quarter BID has opened Vyse Street Multistory Car Park for the four Sundays leading up to Christmas day. If that’s not enough, parking is free! This initiative is a great opportunity for you to visit the Jewellery Quarter and experience what it has to offer, from gifts and attractions to quality … Read More

Kick start the festivities at the JQ Light Switch On

At a stone’s throw away from Birmingham City Centre, make the Jewellery Quarter the place to kick-start your festive season. On Friday 18th November from 5 – 7pm, the Golden Square in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter will be the stage for this year’s Christmas Light Switch On. The Switch On event will feature food and seasonal drink to … Read More

Anderson’s Bar & Grill wins top food award for a second year running

Birmingham steakhouse, Anderson’s Bar and Grill, has won Restaurant of the Year in The Food Awards England Midlands category for the second year running. The St Paul’s Square-based eatery was one of many top Midlands restaurants to be shortlisted in the category. The Food Awards England celebrate and reward the very best in English food hospitality; the servers, the specialists … Read More

Jewellery Quarter jewellers showcase handmade unique collections at Symphony Hall

Each year during the festive period, a collective of Birmingham’s well established and emerging jewellery designers exhibit at the prestigious selling event, Centrepiece at Symphony Hall. It’s the perfect opportunity to buy exclusive Christmas gifts from exceptional handmade creative collections, or commission truly one-off personal pieces. This year Centrepiece is running a fantastic competition opportunity. To be in with a … Read More

Pen Museum launches its brand new exhibition space and receives the Queen’s Award for Volunteers

Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant and match funding, the Pen Museum opens its doors to the public; showcasing a new entrance, exhibition, shop and more. Alongside this launch, the museum’s volunteers will be formally presented with the Prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by the Deputy Lieutenant for the West Midlands. The Lord Mayor of Birmingham officially … Read More

First Quarterly Makers Market celebrates creatives in Jewellery Quarter

Quartermasters is a new quarterly market for the Jewellery Quarter celebrating local talent at the community embedded 1000 Trades bar on Frederick Street. The first Market will take place 11am – 5pm Saturday 12th November.  Wanting to encourage people to shop local, and handmade we’re bringing micro businesses to life in this first of a new quarterly market. From leather … 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

Traffic News: Albion Street

A traffic light system will be in place from Wednesday 9th November until Friday 11th November on the junction of Albion and Frederick Street. Traffic lights will be set up in a two-phase system with vehicle detect mode being selected on Albion Street only. This will allow the flow of traffic on Frederick Street to be minimally affected. Two-way flow of … Read More

JQ restaurant raises £2000 for victims of Italian Earthquake

With the help of its customers, Jewellery Quarter’s very own Pasta Di Piazza has successfully raised £2000, which will be donated to the Italian Red Cross. At the end of August, Central Italy was hit by one of the country’s strongest earthquakes in history. With a recorded magnitude of 6.2, the quake claimed nearly 300 lives and left many without … Read More

Celebrate National Cappuccino Day with Cuccina Rustica

On November 8th, coffee lovers are invited to revel in one of their ultimate calendar days at one of Birmingham’s favourite Italian restaurants.  To celebrate National Cappuccino Day, on Tuesday 8th November, Cucina Rustica will be offering free cappuccino’s for guests to enjoy when they open their doors at 11am. The Italian restaurant, which is based on Ludgate Hill, has … 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

Small Business Saturday (Blog 2)

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

Small Business Saturday Bus visits the Jewellery Quarter!

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

JQ puts its fashion foot forward in return of Quarter Lifestyle Event

On Wednesday 19th October, the Jewellery Quarter put its fashion foot forward with it’s fourth annual Quarter Lifestyle Showcase, Organised by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID).      A VIP guest list filled the foyer of University College Birmingham’s McIntyre House, Holland Street. Guests were treated to drinks, canapés, a string quartet and the opportunity to browse a … Read More

Jewellery Quarter Welcomes New Art Gallery

Contemporary photography gallery Argentea will open its doors for the first time later this week, marking a new chapter in the history of photography in the city.  Located on St Paul’s Square in the heart of the vibrant Jewellery Quarter, the gallery will be showing contemporary photography from both British and international artists. Officially opening to the public on Friday, … Read More

Hockley Mint welcomes Fairtrade gold miners to Birmingham

Award-winning fine and bridal jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint welcomed Peruvian Fairtrade gold miners to its factory in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter earlier this month, producing a video of the visit that it will use to promote Fairtrade gold on its website and across social media platforms. Peruvian Fairtrade gold campaigner Dajhanna Zarate, who is the daughter of a gold miner in … Read More

JQ restaurant joins the fight against cancer

Manager of Cucina Rustica, Afif Akhtar has decided to donate £2 for every table served in the restaurant from Friday 21st October to Friday 25th November, to help raise money for those fighting Cancer. This Friday, Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK will unite to produce a televised programme showcasing the efforts that have been made across the country to … Read More

New Offer: £15 off at Body Balance Therapy

Status Valid until 31/10/16 Body Balance Therapy are offering  a Halloween Special of £15 off a Head-to-Toe full body treatment lasting 90 minutes. How to redeem To redeem, please call 07517566500 and quote ‘Halloween Treat’. *Please note this is offer is open to everyone. About the Venue Body Balance Therapy offers professional massage therapy to help re-engerise, relax and re-connect with the body. … Read More

New Offer: Free 3 Class Pass at Henrietta Street Gym

Status Active   Henrietta Street Gym are offering a 3 class pass where you can try out their boot camps or specialist boxing squad classes.   How to redeem To redeem, please email neil@henriettastreetgym.com and quote the JQBID as the source. *Please note this is offer is only applicable to businesses & residents within the Jewellery Quarter BID area, Henrietta Street Gym reserve … Read More

New Offer: 10% Off at St Paul’s Dental Practice

Status Active St Paul’s Dental Practice is offering 10% discount to local businesses and residents. How to redeem To redeem, please call the practice on 0121 233 0867 and state the JQBID as source of this offer. *Please note this is offer is only applicable to businesses & residence within the Jewellery Quarter BID area, St Paul’s Dental Practice reserve the … Read More

B2B Offer: 10% Off at Escape Live

Status Active Escape Live have teamed up with us to offer local JQ Businesses a fantastic 10% off their booking. Get your fantastic team building experience now! How to redeem If you are interested please contact Jordan direct on 01215723131 or email, you will also need to bring a business card with you on arrival*. *Please note this is offer … Read More

Quarter to Hosts Birmingham’s First Improv Festival

Blue Orange Theatre, Great Hampton Street, will be the stage for Birmingham’s first ever Improv Festival. Download the flyer This exciting event will open its doors for three days of completely improvised plays, musicals, sketches, puppets, costume dramas and a host of exciting workshops. The three-day event, running from 21st – 23rd October, features some of the biggest and best Improv … 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

Exclusive Lifestyle event returns to the Jewellery Quarter

High fashion and extravagant products will take centre stage in a luxury showcase of high-quality designer makers at Quarter Lifestyle 2016, brought to you by the JQBID. Taking place in the remarkable McIntyre House, Quarter Lifestyle will feature a selection of fashion & lifestyle businesses hand picked from Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Artisan Alchemy, James Newman, The Skin Practice, Dolls of … Read More

Local CEO scoops Young Entrepreneur Award

Kim Leary, CEO of Birmingham based Squibble Ltd, was yesterday named Young Entrepreneur beating off several competitors to win the prestigious award at the Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards. We caught up with her to ask about this achievement. Kim Leary is MD of Squibble Ltd, a brand and web design specialist on Frederick Street. “I love what I do and … 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

JQDT Board Seeks Project Manager

The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT) Board are seeking a consultant to lead on a number of key projects. The JQDT is a community interest company formed in 2011 whose main objectives are to: Champion the regeneration of the JQ. Deliver additional projects and services through the JQBID. Develop sustainable projects that will benefit the local community. We are looking … Read More

Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter Keeps It Clean with Help from the Community

Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter streets have been spruced up following a community clean up organised by the Jewellery Quarter BID (Business Improvement District) on Friday 16th September. After a call out for volunteers, the JQBID was joined by over 24 members of the local community from companies including Fellows & Sons, T.H. March and Rock N Roll Brewhouse, and residents who … Read More

City Council propose new 20mph speed limit

Birmingham City Council are calling for feedback in their latest public consultation for the pilot 20mph speed limit. This will be the fourth consultation on this project and will run until Friday 30th September 2016. The area for consultation is referred to as Central South West Birmingham (Area B2) covering all or parts of Edgbaston, Harborne, Selly Oak and Bournville … Read More

Check the latest planning applications for the Jewellery Quarter

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

£30,000 artwork goes missing from The Jam House

A wire-mesh sculpture, named ‘Manangel’, featured outside The Jam House, one of the Jewellery Quarter’s most popular Live Music Venue’s, has gone missing. The piece of artwork was commissioned by the Jam House in St Paul’s Square back in 1999 and was created by renowned Scottish artist and sculptor David Begbie. Worth £30,000, the Manangel was reported missing in the early … Read More

Last chance to catch Scalextric Super Prix!

Get in gear for the final time at WWTP as  Scalextric Super Prix reaches its final lap.    It’s time for budding Lewis Hamiltons to get in gear and make a final bid for the leader board this bank holiday weekend as the Wonderful World of Trains and Planes (WWTP) Scalextric Super Prix championship enters its last lap. With the WWTP … Read More

Jewellery Quarter Road Closures for major filming production

Several roads around Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter are set to close next weekend to make way for a major filming production. The closures – beginning on 7am on 19th August and lasting until 6am the following day – are for the purpose of kitting the streets up ready for filming, which will see the Jewellery Quarter turned into a futuristic America. … Read More

Check the latest planning applications for the Jewellery Quarter

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. Attached is a planning tracker … Read More

Artists & Architects to Launch Collaborative Exhibition in JQ

BPN Architects, Mary Street, are curating a fast-paced programme of art installations in the loading bay at Three to cellebrate the collaborative working relationship between artists and architects. Running the month of September, four artists will turn an ordinary space into something extraordinary. At the front of 3 Mary Street, also known as ‘Three’, in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, there is a … Read More

Summer of fun at Wonderful World of Trains & Planes

The Wonderful World of Trains and Planes(WWTP) is on track for a thrilling summer of fun with a children’s book charity drive, train simulators, competitions and promotions all on offer during the holiday period at the Birmingham based attraction. A new charity drive will see WWTP stock copies of the popular children’s book Peter’s Railway, by author Christopher Vine, at … Read More

WWTP launch new railway modelling classes

‘Model families’ are being sought by The Wonderful World of Trains and Planes (WWTP) this summer to take part in a new series of classes aimed at showing modellers young and old how to make their own railway layouts. The new modelling classes will start on Saturday 6 August at WWTP’s St Paul’s Square site and will provide visitors with … Read More

Peonie-tails all the rage at the JQ Fusion Event

Dale Hairdressing and In Bloom joined forces to launch the start of JQ Fusions with their ‘In Bloom and Dales’ showcase. Highlighting the salon’s technical expertise alongside summer bouquets, attendees were treated to a set of workshops designed to teach them how to incorporate floral features and intricate plaits into their new summer hairstyles. Kim Loynes, JQBID event manager says, … Read More

Road Closures & Traffic Updates

Over the following week there will be several road closures which may affect your journey in and around Birmingham City Centre. These are listed below: This weekend, Highways England will be effecting a full closure of the M6 junction 6 and the A38(M) Aston Expressway from 8pm on Friday 5 August to 6am on Monday 8 August. Diversions will be … Read More

JQBID kicking off the Rio Olympics 2016 with a film extravaganza

This year Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is bringing a slice of Rio to the Golden Square with a screening of the Rio 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony. With 203 countries represented, the ceremony is set to be as colourful and spectacular as the carnival Brazil is so famed for. With the ceremony getting under way at 11:15pm (GMT) on Friday 5th August, … Read More

Enjoy the JQ Festival? Leave feedback and win big!

The Jewellery Quarter BID is committed to making the Jewellery Quarter Festival the best it can be and we need your help. Please take 5 minutes of your time to share your festival experience with us and you could be in with a chance of winning one of the following fabulous prizes, all sourced from local JQ businesses: 1 of … Read More

NEW ENTRY: JQ Open Studios Blog #16

Download the JQ Open Studios Map by clicking here! From now until the 22nd July, Tina Francis will be exploring the various businesses who will open their doors in this year’s Jewellery Quarter Open Studios Trail. You can also follow the official @JQOpenStudios Twitter and join in the conversation with #JQOpenStudios. For further information about the Jewellery Quarter Festival 2016 please … Read More

Quarter Life Magazine – Education JQ

Discover perhaps some of the more unconventional educational institutions within the JQ. This guide features in Issue 8 of our premium magazine, Quarter Life which you can pick up your free copy from various retailers across the area or read online now by clicking here. Click below to read online.