Jewellery Quarter becomes the first BID in the UK to adopt a station

A new community group led by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) aims to bring a new lease of life to the Jewellery Quarter Station. Through a range of projects and activities and with support from West Midlands Railway, the group has set out to improve the attractiveness of the station, making it a more welcoming and friendly place … 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

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

Quarter Life Magazine – Issue 10 – Out Now!

Quarter Life has now reached its tenth issue! 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 that the area has to offer. Spring has officially … Read More

A look inside the Temple of Relief

Whether for freight, commuters or tourists, the railway has been an important feature of the Jewellery Quarter for many years and continues to play a vital role in the success of the area. The station features, the Grade II listed cast iron urinal known to locals as ‘The Temple of Relief‘. While no longer operational and locked, this a charming monument … Read More

How to help the homeless find the support they need

While homelessness and rough sleeping is nothing new, recent reports have highlighted a notable rise in the issue across the UK. However, there is a service you can use which is quick and will offer rough sleepers the help and support they need.  Although Birmingham’s homeless population is not as great as other areas of the country, concerns have been … Read More

JQ Fusions event brings local businesses together in perfect union

Love is in the air for the Jewellery Quarter, as local businesses Wedding Quarter and Quarter Workshop unite in the first JQ Fusions event of 2017. On Wednesday 1st February, for one evening only, the wedding dress specialists at the Wedding Quarter will join with the Quarter Workshop in a match made in heaven, as the two businesses host the … Read More

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

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

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

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

Quarter Life Magazine – Issue 8 – Out now!

The seventh 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

Quarter Life Magazine – Issue 7 – Out now!

The seventh 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

New proposals for small business rate relief

There are new proposals for small business rate relief currently circulating in central government. For the benefit of our Jewellery Quarter small businesses we have confirmed the information below: The existing small business scheme will continue for the 2016/2017 rate year , but retail relief is withdrawn. From 1st April 2017 all businesses occupying property with a rateable value of … Read More

Albion Street closed 14th February 2016

Albion St is going to be closed (from Camden St junction to Pope St junction) on 14th February for the whole day due to a crane installing telecoms equipment on a roof. Please click below for a map with more information. View Map Get the latest updates from road closures to news around the Jewellery Quarter by following us on … Read More

Small Business Saturday 2015

In the run up to Small Business Saturday 5th December, Tina Francis will be giving you the latest information on SBS, how we at the BID are supporting it and what you can do to get involved. You can follow Tina and the JQBID on Twitter and join the conversation with #JQSBS. You can view our new Jewellery Quarter Shopping … Read More

New petition to save Jewellery Quarter Police Station

A new petition has started in the local community to stop the closure of the Police Station in the Jewellery Quarter. In early October West Midlands Police announced plans to close 28 stations across Birmingham over the next two years to save a projected £8.5 million, one of the first of which would be the Jewellery Quarter Station on Vyse … Read More

Quarter Lifestyle returns to the Jewellery Quarter

Over one hundred guests from across Birmingham attended an exclusive event at the stylish new campus home to University College Birmingham; McIntyre House on Holland Street, Jewellery Quarter. Quarter Lifestyle, an event organised annually by the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQBID) showcased the talent of twenty-three local exhibitors from bespoke tailors, corsetry, vintage vendors and sculptors to bespoke bridal and … Read More

An Interview with WBO Intercontinental Boxing Champion Tommy Langford

WBO Inter-Continental middleweight champion Tommy Langford (13-0) has been making waves recently as he tops the bill at Wolves Civic 3rd October in what is set to be his most exciting fight yet, but did you know that he has ties to the Jewellery Quarter? The JQBID caught up with Tommy to discuss his success, his big fight and his experiences working in … Read More

JQBID What’s On Programme Autumn/Winter 2015

From now until the end of 2015, the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District have several events in the pipeline that we want you to know about. Please see below for links to the relevant pages to put in your diaries and the full downloadable program attached.  This page will be updated regularly so please check back for more information as it is … Read More

JQ Festival Open Studios Blog

From now until Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter festival, Tina Francis will be bringing you the latest insights and updates about the Open Studios Trail. You can download the trail dates to your calendar here. Tina is a tapestry maker and resident of the Jewellery Quarter, for more of her work you can follow her on Twitter. For general news and updates about the Festival … Read More

Open Studios Map Revealed (JQ Festival 2015)

As part of the first Jewellery Quarter Festival organised by the JQBID, Open Studios sees businesses from across the Quarter open their doors to welcome you into their worlds. This exciting opportunity will take you on a journey across the Quarter and behind the scenes of some of the most creative and quirky businesses we have. From 3D printing and Virtual Reality to … Read More

Jewellery Quarter Festival Volunteers Needed!

Are you friendly and confident speaking to the public? Do you want to be part of a cool new festival in Birmingham? Do you have a few hours you can spare on Saturday 18 July? We are looking for a team of volunteers to help at the first ever Jewellery Quarter Festival organised by the JQ BID team on Saturday … Read More