The history of jewellers and related manufacturing businesses is well documented. Today, the industry continues, with Birmingham’s Assay Office at its heart. Over the years, the area’s historic architecture and good transport links have attracted other sectors, such as the arts, media and creative industries, to complement the jewellery industry.
Want to work in the JQ?
The Jewellery Quarter is a great place to work. The coffee shops, the walking distance to the city centre, the hair and beauty salons…
Our new jobs portal below lists some of the latest vacancies in the area.
If you are an employer, you can advertise your job for free. Submit your job information here.
For any queries, please email the JQBID Administrator via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 233 2814.
VACANCIES IN THE AREA
Why work or locate your business in the the JQ?
A vibrant, cosmopolitan area in a beautifully historic setting
The area attracts a large number of professional services – architects, accountants, solicitors, and financial services – who are located towards the city and around St Paul’s Square. Companies have relocated here from London, Henley-in-Arden and other UK towns and cities.
The business community is well served by bars, restaurants, cafés and specialist shops, making this a great place to locate your business.
The Quarter is well connected with Birmingham City Centre, has good transport links (including its own tram stop and railway station).
Networking in the JQ
Whether you are a jeweller, creative or office worker, there are plenty of opportunities to network with the wider JQ community…
As the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust and Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID), we run regular networking events during the year.
JQ Connect – This event series connects up individuals working in the same sector. Keep an eye on our website and social media for the next event.
To get the latest event updates, please sign up to our monthly newsletter by scrolling down to the bottom of the page. It provides information and updates about everything you need to know about the Jewellery Quarter. The latest update is available to read here.
Alternatively, visit our What’s On page and search ‘Networking and Workshops’ for events happening in the JQ.
Other organisations in the JQ
The Jewellery Quarter Association
The JQA is dedicated to conserving, protecting and improving the environment of the Jewellery Quarter. It encourages businesses to set up in the area and organises regular events for the local business community. Please contact Jilly Cosgrove via email@example.com for more information.
The Big Peg
Located by the Chamberlain Clock, The Big Peg offers stylish offices and runs regular pop-ups and networking events. Visit the website to learn more.
Meeting Spaces in the JQ
The Quarter has loads of unique and different places for a meeting room or a conference space. Please follow the links below. They all have varied amounts of resources.
Artisan Alchemy Assay Office Birmingham
Jewellery Quarter Conference Centre Museum of the Jewellery QTR
Grosvenor House St Pauls Church
Pen Museum Stirlings
Spaces The Blue Orange Theatre
The Rose Villa Tavern The Rectory Bar & Restaurant
The Big Peg Ibis Styles
The Coffin Works Rajdoot
The Red Lion UCB Summer Row
The Wolf The Hive
UCB McIntyre House Pasta Di Piazza
Co-working environments are great places for entrepreneurs, freelancers and people creating pop-ups. Follow the links below to discover more about these unique working spaces in the Jewellery Quarter.
For Jewellery Makers –
Want to give something back to your local community?
If your company or organisation is looking for volunteering opportunities, we can help. From litter picking to being an event assistant, your input will make a real difference to the local area.
Interested in knowing more? Get in touch with us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the JQBID office on 0121 233 2814.
For those who are short on time but want to get started with volunteering see the Active 8 project at The Hive.
119 Vyse Street
0121 233 4484
Opening hours: 9.00am – 18.00pm Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 15.00pm Saturday
36 Frederick Street
Opening hours: 6.00am – 11.00pm Monday to Sunday
10 Hall Street
0345 026 9822
Opening hours: 6.00am – 11.00pm Monday to Saturday, 7.00am – 11.00pm Sunday
St Paul’s Square Dental Practice,
51 St Paul’s Square
0121 233 0867
Opening hours: 10.00am – 18.00pm Monday, Tuesday; 08:00am – 16.00pm Wendesday to Friday
168 Warstone Lane
0345 740 4404
Opening hours: 9.30am – 15.30pm Monday to Friday
35 Frederick Street
0330 154 2193
Opening hours: 9.30am – 16.30pm Monday to Friday, 10.00am – 16.30pm Wednesday
Indian High Commission
20 Augusta Street,
0121 212 2782
Public hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm and 13.30pm – 16.30pm
Report a lost dog, stray dog, dangerous dogs or a dog fouling issue by phone:
Office hours 0121 303 6007
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