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 info@jqdt.org or call 0121 233 2814.


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 jilly@barques.co.uk 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 Spaces

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.


1000 Trades

Assay Studios

Grosvenor House

Senator Group

Kjokken Space

For Jewellery Makers –

JQ Set

Artisan Alchemy

Get Involved 

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 info@jqdt.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.


Post Office

119 Vyse Street
0121 233 4484
Opening hours: 9.00am – 18.00pm Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 15.00pm Saturday

Tesco Express

36 Frederick Street
07718 525741
Opening hours: 6.00am – 11.00pm Monday to Sunday

Tesco Express

10 Hall Street
0345 026 9822
Opening hours: 6.00am – 11.00pm Monday to Saturday, 7.00am – 11.00pm Sunday

Dental Practice

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

Birmingham City Council


Waste and Recycling

Click here to check your collection day, commercial waste services, waste and recycling info or find recycling banks near you here.

Indian High Commission

20 Augusta Street,
Hockley, Birmingham
B18 6JL

0121 212 2782
Public hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm and 13.30pm – 16.30pm

Dog Warden

Report a lost dog, stray dog, dangerous dogs or a dog fouling issue by phone:
Office hours 0121 303 6007
Weekends and outside office hours only: 07500 553 000 (don’t text this number) or report on the website.