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Free Funding Masterclass for Start Up businesses – book your place!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on February 22, 2017

Raising funds in the early stage of a business can be one of the toughest barriers to overcome for small companies. The prospect of securing funding can seem daunting at first, but there are all sorts of different ways to finance your start-up and grow your business – once you know where to look! Well, […]

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The Force Is Strong In This One… Charity Rogue One Screenings at The Mockingbird

Posted by Chris Pettitt on February 13, 2017

The Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen and The Custard Factory are pleased to announce a special day of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story screenings on the 25th of February. The entire day – raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and New Cross Hospital’s Cancer Unit – will be filled with the Force, with special appearances […]

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Sweet Surprise! Chitty’s Cake Store Opens At The Custard Factory

Posted by Chris Pettitt on February 02, 2017

Cake and Custard, isn’t that just a match made in dessert heaven? Well that’s exactly what we have as the newest shop to open up here at the Custard Factory is the absolutely fabulous Chitty’s Cakes. Producing a range of incredibly delectable cakes, Chitty’s have actually been part of the Custard Factory community for six […]

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How The Tech Giants Began – Google

Posted by Chris Pettitt on January 16, 2017

We all do it. It’s our first port of call whenever a query comes up during a conversation: at work, at school, in the pub… “Google it”. Google has assimilated its way into modern culture in a way unprecedented for a tech company… indeed for any sort of company. It has found itself the subject […]

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Your chance to pitch to the Dragons! Could you secure investment?

Posted by Chris Pettitt on January 23, 2017

Dragons’ Den are looking for entrepreneurs with businesses, inventions or products with serious business potential to pitch to the Dragons this year! The Den is a challenging place to pitch, but it’s also a genuine business opportunity to secure investment. Over the last 14 series, the Dragons have invested nearly £18 million pounds with over […]

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2016 – The Year Birmingham Rediscovered its Mojo

Posted by Chris Pettitt on December 29, 2016

When future generations look back on the year 2016, they will undoubtedly reflect on it being quite a ‘bumper’ year in the news. But for all the tumult surrounding Brexit and Trump, something that will also be noted by those looking back at the year is that 2016 was the moment Birmingham took a huge […]

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2016 – A Bumper Year at the Custard Factory

Posted by Chris Pettitt on December 23, 2016

2016 has been a great year for Digbeth and the Custard Factory. Exciting new shops, a cultural renaissance in the area and a return of big community events. Here we’ll look back at some of the most memorable moments from the past year. – The Mockingbird relaunched as a full-time cinema to great acclaim. Based […]

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Creative England team up with Barclays to support creative tech businesses

Posted by Chris Pettitt on December 13, 2016

Creative England has partnered with Barclays Eagle Labs to create the Barclays Eagle Lab: Flight accelerator – Where Creativity Meets Technology. The Barclays Eagle Lab – Flight mentoring programme will bring in leading experts from the creative industries to share their experience, knowledge and ideas with you. This is a unique and priceless opportunity to […]

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Why 3D Printing Is ‘A Must’ For Tech Fans This Christmas

Posted by Andy Parker on December 07, 2016

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Jack Frost nipping at your nose. Yes, we are now just a few weeks away from Christmas. And 3D printing may just be the craze for this year’s festivities for all you tech fans! Yes, yes, yes, we’ve all been passionately hyping 3D printing as a ground breaking solution […]

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Late Night Christmas Shopping + Etsy Craft Market – THIS FRIDAY!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on November 28, 2016

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?! Time is quickly rolling by and as November barrels into December, those of us who haven’t begun the process of gift-buying are going to have to get our skates on! Well worry not, here at the Custard Factory, we have arranged a terrific evening of festive shopping this […]

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