BCC Secures Funding for e-Cargo Bike Pilot Scheme

Following a successful bid application, Birmingham City Council has secured £58,000 in government grant funding to run an e-Cargo bike pilot in the city. It will be one of 18 local authorities to receive funding from the eCargo Bike Grant Fund Scheme, funded by the Department for Transport…

Local News & Business Profiles

Setting an Award-winning Standard at New Standard Works

By Suzanne Carter, Community Outreach & Learning Manager at The Hive) At the end of February 2020, representatives from teams at Argent College, Ruskin Mill Land Trust and The Hive attended a…

We Love the Jewellery Quarter (& The Soda Bread Café)

Story and photos by Niel Black - HF Journalist & Resident ‘We first came to the JQ in March 2017. My wife’s job was relocating and we were looking for a new…

Re-introduction of Parking Charges From June 15

As aspects of daily life, including the way we move around the city, begin returning to normal, the city council will re-introduce parking charges and enforcement activities from June 15. Charges were…

JQ At Home

Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) organise one-day online event celebrating the Quarter’s independent businesses On Saturday June 13, viewers can enjoy an exciting day filled with online entertainment within the safety…

Local Jewellery Trade News

New Guardians for BAO

The Birmingham Assay office is pleased to announce the election of five new Guardians of the Standard of Wrought Plate.…

A Lock-down Story

By Gary Caldicott - Factory Manager - Andra Jewels Ltd ‘During my short stint before I was recalled as a…

Birmingham Assay Office Open Monday to Friday

‘As businesses prepare to re-open over the next few weeks, we are continuing to support the Jewellery Trade and will…

People

WJN Appoints Creative Director

The Women’s Jewellery Network has announced a new appointment to its senior directorate team, with the addition of jewellery industry media and events…

Rolf Picker New MD of Messe Muenchen do Brazil

Messe München has selected Rolf Pickert to become Managing Director of its Brazilian subsidiary, Messe Muenchen do Brasil Feiras Ltda, based in São…

New Interim Chief Executive for Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council (BCC) has today announced the appointment of Chris Naylor as its interim Chief Executive as part of an agreement with…

Training & Education

Birmingham Assay Office Free Access to Course

As everyone continues to socially self distance, it’s now more important than ever to stimulate…

BAJ Launches Short Course Programme for 2020

The British Academy of Jewellery has announced its programme of short courses for 2020. Running…

BAO Launch Business Course for Creative Entrepreneurs

A new course aimed at creative entrepreneurs, led by Dr Gordon Hamme, will take place…

Art & Lifestyle

‘Run of the Mill’

News From the New Standard Works (Suzanne Carter talking to The Hockley Flyer) Marie: “Hi…

Entertainment

JAZZ Festival Postponed to October

The Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival, held annually across the region since 1985, has been forced by Covid19 to postpone from…

Food & Drinks

Anderson’s Amongst 50 Most Romantic Restaurants in the UK in 2020

With Valentine’s Day now gone for this year, February restaurants across the nation were striving to be the go-to destination for diners…