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Maverick’s Jonnie Turpie Appointed High Sheriff

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on April 22, 2015

Jonnie Turpie MBE, founder of Maverick Television and long-term supporter of the renaissance of Digbeth, has recently been installed as High Sheriff of the West Midlands. buy adipex no prescriptionAt his installation the new High Sheriff delivered a speech outlining his plans to support and promote young people’s participation in the Arts, Culture and Creative Industries […]

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Featured Retailer: Audio Affair

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on April 16, 2015

Audio Affair is an award winning independent hi-fi retailer, selling a huge range of equipment from their Custard Factory store and online. Their store features the UKs only headphone bar, where you can enjoy the full range of Grado headphones as well as comparing headphone amplifiers and DACs. They’ve always got a range of impressive […]

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Celebrate Craft and Design Month with Custard Factory Open Studios

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on April 09, 2015

Craft and Design Month, first launched in 2011 by craft&design magazine, supports and promotes designer makers and small creative businesses across Britain. To celebrate Craft and Design Month, Custard Factory Makers and Artists will be holding an Open Studios Event on 16th May.  Timed tours will give you entrance to visit between 8 and 10 studios whose […]

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Ten Tips for the Best Desk Ever

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on April 02, 2015

Last month we looked at what makes the ultimate office. But what can you do on your own desk, if you’re not the one who gets to choose the office layout? Here’s ten tips to make your workspace the best it can be. Optimize your computer set-up: To avoid RSI and other nasty desk strains, […]

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Guest Post: Swingamajig Takes Over the Custard Factory

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on March 26, 2015

Swingamajig are delighted to be hosting the third year of our festival right here at The Custard Factory complex on Bank Holiday Sunday 3rd May. It made sense to host our eclectic event in Birmingham’s Creative Quarter amongst what we believe to be some likeminded individuals and businesses. The site appealed to us because of […]

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Want To Work At The Custard Factory?

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on March 19, 2015

The Custard Factory is looking for a new member of the team! We are currently seeking a Facilities Assistant to ensure that the day to day Facilities, Health & Safety and Maintenance activities are properly managed and maintained on a daily basis. We’re looking for pro-active individual who is able to deal with issues efficiently and […]

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Does Your Office Affect The Way You Work?

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The average office worker spends around 40 hours a week in the office. If you’re going to spend 40 hours somewhere, it had better be somewhere that’s pleasant to be in. Studies on work environment and productivity show that a well-planned office makes for better work. According to colour psychologist Angela Wright, blue stimulates the […]

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WOWBrum Open Newsroom This Friday

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on March 18, 2015

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of the city’s news websites? As part of Birmingham Digital Week, the Birmingham Mail are throwing open the doors and bringing their lifestyle brand to the Custard Factory for one day only. The Birmingham Mail has one of the largest and fastest-growing regional news websites in the […]

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MAKUP Film and Media Makeup Academy Now Open

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on March 17, 2015

The newest resident of the Custard Factory is bringing a touch of glamour to Digbeth. MAKUP, the Film and Media Makeup Academy is now taking students at their brand new Custard Factory studio. The Academy offers a course experience that is unique to MAKUP. The school’s centre piece, a 16 week intensive course, covers character […]

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Birmingham Ranked Best Place to Live in the UK Outside London

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on March 05, 2015

Birmingham has been ranked as having the highest quality of life of any UK city outside of the capital, for the fourth year running, by the global Mercer Quality of Living Report 2015. Birmingham placed jointly with Rome as 52nd out of 230 rankings. Birmingham’s nearest UK rivals included Glasgow (55th), Aberdeen (57th), and Belfast (63rd). The […]

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