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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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Digital Week

Birmingham Digital Week 2015

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on March 04, 2015

Ahead of the launch of the new BBC Innovation Unit at Fazeley Studios, the BBC are hosting Birmingham Digital Week between Saturday 14 and Friday 20 March. The week, which will take place across the city, will provide an exciting schedule of events aimed at developing digital skills, sharing knowledge and creating networking opportunities for […]

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New Menu at Alfie Bird’s

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on March 03, 2015

Alfie Bird’s have just unveiled their exciting new food & cocktail menus! Director Damien Fell said: “The first thing people do when they walk into the pizzeria is look for the menu. You don’t get a second chance with these things, which is why it needed to make an impact. “While our old-look menu was […]

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Mosaic Design with Claire Cotterill

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on February 26, 2015

Did you set yourself the task of trying something new, or learning a new skill this year? Claire Cotterill has a new programme of mosaic design courses for 2015, which could be just the thing if you’re looking to learn something unique. Claire is a fine art mosaicist, with 18 years experience of creating bespoke […]

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Featured Retailer: Apple Pie House

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on February 25, 2015

Each week, we’ll be featuring one of our lovely shops, bars and cafes. Get to know the people behind the businesses, and see their top picks of must-have items and must-try edible treats. This week’s featured retailer is Apple Pie House. Apple Pie House was created in 1997, by Graeme Miles. The shop began in […]

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New Courses at Chitty’s Cake Company

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on February 20, 2015

After three years based at The Custard Factory, Chitty’s Cake Company has gone from strength to strength. Starting as a small company creating bespoke orders, owner Rebecca Chitty expanded into teaching classes and course in cake baking and decorating. At the end of last year, Rebecca took a second studio, doubling her space. This second […]

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Good Things Come In Small Batches

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on February 19, 2015

Creative agency, Small Batch, launched their new business last month, and are now based in the Custard Factory.  Small Batch is a creative agency that provides a range of innovative services aimed at the hospitality and leisure industries. The company has already worked with an impressive range of local, independent businesses, such as Bitters ‘n’ […]

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Featured Retailer: Alfie Bird’s

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on February 16, 2015

Each week, we’ll be featuring one of our lovely shops, bars and cafes. Get to know the people behind the businesses, and see their top picks of must-have items and must-try edible treats. This week’s featured retailer is Alfie Bird’s.    What’s it all about, Alfie’s? Alfie Bird’s opened at The Custard Factory in 2014, […]

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Make-Up Central Now Open

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on February 11, 2015

Make-Up Central has arrived in Birmingham, offering a bespoke, on demand, make-up service by talented make-up artists. Nobody wants to fight their colleagues for that one small mirror in the ladies when you’ve got an event after work. Make-Up Central think that getting ready should be part of the fun, and whatever the occasion, will […]

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Insider’s Guide To Birmingham from Condé Nast Traveller

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on February 10, 2015

You don’t need to tell us that Birmingham is one of the coolest places around, and it seems like the rest of the world is starting to realise this too. Condé Nast Traveller joined the ranks of people singing the praises of Birmingham on Friday with their article An Insider’s Guide to Birmingham. Condé Nast […]

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