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Watch Heart FM’s Ed James in Digbeth with National Express West Midlands

Posted by Andy Parker on February 20, 2018

We were delighted to welcome Heart FM’s Ed James to Digbeth for a half-term adventure with National Express West Midlands over the weekend. The radio presenter and his kids were exploring Birmingham by bus, stopping off at the Custard Factory to explore Digbeth, doing a bit of breakdancing (not sure if Ed did this!), and […]

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A flamboyance of flamingos move into the Custard Factory!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on February 13, 2018

A further splash of vibrant colour has flashed across the Custard Factory with the arrival of a flock of bright flamingos! The beautiful birds of paradise are huddled together in the pink pond on Gibb Street lending a tropical sheen to the Digbeth landscape. The brightly-feathered flamingos made their new home just in time for […]

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GRANTS OF £7M UP FOR GRABS – Business Growth Programme

Posted by Andy Parker on February 12, 2018

Are you looking to grow your business?  If so, then Birmingham City Council may have grant funding available to support you! The superb Business Growth Programme (BGP) is a £33m business support programme targeted at existing Business-2-Business Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) ready to invest, grow and create jobs across the Greater Birmingham & Solihull, […]

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Curiously Creative Portrait Shoots with Our Mate Laura!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on February 05, 2018

Laura from Curious Rose Photography has been busy getting to know the wonderful people and sights of Digbeth recently. The talented and creative snapper offers portrait shoots, (not too) corporate head shots and dating profiles that really are worth a small investment! With every individual client, Laura works collaboratively to get to know their brand […]

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Support Envision’s superb Community-Apprentice Programme!

Posted by Andy Parker on January 31, 2018

Are you aware of Envision’s fantastic inter-school competition Community-Apprentice? The competition, loosely based on the hit BBC TV series The Apprentice, has students working in teams to raise money for a charity, while also developing key competencies (with the help of business mentors) that will be a major asset for their future careers. Brilliant. I […]

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Codemasters team with TIGA Award

Check out photo of Codemasters with their TIGA Award for F1 2016

Posted by Andy Parker on January 25, 2018

Codemasters won ‘Best Racing Game of the Year’ at The TIGA Games Industry Awards for F1 2016 back in November…and they’ve just had a great team photo taken with the award right here at the Custard Factory! The annual awards – which was held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London – are run […]

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How The Tech Giants Began – Facebook

Posted by Chris Pettitt on January 24, 2018

It is important to make clear from the very start that the origins of Facebook did not include a corporate wrangle between Lex Luthor and Spider-Man. These characters of course were played on-screen respectively by Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield, who previously took on the roles of Facebook founders Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin in […]

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Take part in the UK’s biggest digital snapshot – the Tech Nation Survey 2018!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on January 15, 2018

Tech Nation is a groundbreaking series of reports on the UK’s digital tech ecosystem. Over the last three years the survey, carried out by Tech City UK, has captured the strength, depth and breadth of digital activity across the UK. It has revealed the scale of the digital tech sector, captured its growth, and – […]

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Time to party! Chitty’s Cakes turns 1 year old!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on January 08, 2018

Here’s some SWEET news for you – Chitty’s Cakes Shop celebrates its first birthday at the end of this month and there’s a fairly big celebration planned! That’s right, on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th January, the Custard Factory’s joyfully-creative resident cake store is hosting a fun-filled shindig in which you’ll find freebies, special offers […]

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Katjes Magic Candy Factory to Change the Face of Medicine Manufacturing!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on December 29, 2017

Katjes Magic Candy Factory have already conquered the confectionary world with their 3D printed customised candy, and are now seeking to change the face of medicine. The award-winning start-up, based here at the Custard Factory, have partnered with pharmaceutical experts FabRX to develop 3D printed gummies and tablets which can be filled with a personalised […]

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