Jewellery Quarter Agency Strikes Gold in University Challenge

Jewellery Quarter-based brand experience agency, IE Brand, was awarded two Gold trophies at the Transform Awards Europe 2017 last week. IE Brand, Warstone Lane, picked up two Gold trophies, one for ‘Best Visual Identity from the Education Sector’ for IE’s University of Reading Careers rebrand and a second for  ‘Best Brand Architecture Solution’ for IE’s … Read more Jewellery Quarter Agency Strikes Gold in University Challenge

Marketing Agency raises money for The National Autistic Society

Hanging up their account based marketing hats for a short period, marketing agency Catalyst, put on their aprons and baked all week-long in a bid to raise money during World Autism Awareness Week. Channelling the Great British Bake Off and infusing it with a little Come Dine With Me, each member of the team baked … Read more Marketing Agency raises money for The National Autistic Society

HRH Princess Anne visits Toye, Kenning & Spencer

HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, paid a visit to local manufacturer Toye, Kenning and Spencer on Thursday 30th March 2017. Toye, Kenning and Spencer, Warstone Lane,  is a three-hundred year old Royal Warrant holding company, still owned by the Toye family. Exploiting the latest technology, Toye designs and manufactures jewellery and identity products for … Read more HRH Princess Anne visits Toye, Kenning & Spencer

Proposed Access Changes to Lionel Street

New proposals as part of Stage 3 plans of “Snow Hill Station Square” Public Realm works could change access to Lionel Street in the Jewellery Quarter. Proposed alterations include the change of one way traffic to two ways and removal of on-street parking to southside of the street to allow the provision of bus and cycle … Read more Proposed Access Changes to Lionel Street

Chinese Vase sells for £810,000 in JQ Auctioneers

Fellows & Sons inaugural Antiques, Silver & Collectables auction defied all expectations when lot 136 sold for £810,000, breaking all house records for the auctioneers on Augusta Street. The large and impressive Chinese porcelain wucai fish vase was entered to sale with an auction estimate of £1,200 – 1,800. Intricately decorated with small golden carp, … Read more Chinese Vase sells for £810,000 in JQ Auctioneers

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 … Read more Hockley Mint welcomes Fairtrade gold miners to Birmingham

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 … Read more Jewellery Quarter Welcomes New Art Gallery

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 … Read more JQ Festival Open Studios Blog

The Queens Arms Pub Quiz on Sky One

Sky’s the limit for The Queens Arms pub as it features in a new show on Sky One starting this Friday (27th) at 10pm. For this traditional pub on Newhall Street, it was “hardly a surprise” as their quiz has already been described as “the best quiz in Birmingham”. The Queens Arms combines traditional pub … Read more The Queens Arms Pub Quiz on Sky One

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