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Website relaunch for creative Digbeth printing company!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on March 20, 2018

It’s always an exciting time for a business when it has a website relaunch. It’s a chance to stamp a new identity on your company, reconnect with existing customers with an updated new message, and perhaps even introduce yourself to a brand-new audience. Well a member of the Custard Factory community is preparing to launch […]

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BBC WM in Digbeth for Coco screening at Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen

Posted by Andy Parker on March 15, 2018

The Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen welcomed BBC WM and 100 mums (and their children) for a free cinema screening of Coco on Saturday! The radio station were in Digbeth at our cool independent cinema for a special screening of the acclaimed Disney PIXAR movie for a special Mother’s Day treat for mums and kids. The […]

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International Women’s Day – which female icons inspire our community’s leading lights?

Posted by Chris Pettitt on March 08, 2018

Today is International Women’s Day, an opportunity to step back and recognise the huge social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. Here at the Custard Factory, Fazeley Studios and indeed right across Digbeth, there are countless women working away within a wide spectrum of creative and pioneering fields, who inspire, lead, […]

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Trumping Your Competitors: How To Use ‘Fake News’ To Raise Your Online Presence

Posted by Chris Pettitt on February 27, 2018

It was revealed at the tail-end of 2017 that the Collins Dictionary’s word of the year was Donald Trump’s much-parroted phrase ‘Fake News’, a term the US President uses disparagingly for anything he doesn’t like the sound of. Yet, his innumerable detractors would argue there is actually no bigger peddler of ‘Fake News’ than the […]

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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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