Marketplace, for business-owners to trade without cash launched, in the Jewellery Quarter

Parity Network Ltd on Vyse Street has received grant support from the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) to launch a brand new marketplace for local businesses and visitors. Based on successful networks in Italy and Switzerland, Parity offers a digital platform for business-owners in the Jewellery Quarter to trade without cash. Co-founder … Read more

The Hive Café and Bakery Shortlisted for National Tourism Award!

The Hive Cafe and Bakery has reached the finals of VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence 2020! Tune in to the live awards ceremony on Monday 17th August to support our local Jewellery Quarter business. Alongside two other Birmingham venues, Birmingham Hippodrome (Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award) and The Howard Arms (Pub of the Year), The Hive … Read more

Eat Out To Help Out – Full List of JQ Businesses!

The Jewellery Quarter boasts over 80 bars and restaurants making it the perfect place to enjoy the government’s new “Eat Out To Help Out” scheme! From Monday 3rd August diners who eat-in at participating venues from Monday to Wednesday will receive a 50% discount on all food and non-alcoholic drinks, up to a maximum of … Read more

Protecting the African Caribbean culture in the British Jewellery Trade: Black JQ Guild

The callous murder of George Floyd in America and the ensuing protests have highlighted the insidious practice of institutionalised racism in the U.K., including in the British Jewellery trade. The Black JQ Guild aims to protect and pass on the rich legacy of African Caribbean culture

David Tomlinson Appointed New Vicar at St. Paul’s Church

This blog is written by the newly appointed Vicar of Saint Paul’s Church, David Tomlinson. We wish him a warm welcome to the Jewellery Quarter and look forward to working together in the future! I am delighted to have been appointed Vicar of St Paul’s and to have been called to serve in the Jewellery … Read more

RBSA Gallery Reopens Celebrating 20 Years in the JQ!

The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) gallery will reopen on Tuesday 28th July with the RBSA Anniversary Exhibition, celebrating 20 years at their current location in the Jewellery Quarter. The exhibition draws together Collection Acquisitions from the last 20 years alongside artwork by current RBSA Members. On display 28 July – 5 September. The … Read more

Romantic Dreams Becomes Brum Scrub Hub

Replacing wedding veils with scrubs, Romantic Dreams – a bridal boutique in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter – has become the local centre for Brum Scrubs with thousands of scrubs being created for local medical professionals. The Scrub Hub network began a few weeks ago in Hackney Wick in London but has spread to include volunteer groups up and … Read more

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

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