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Does Your Office Affect The Way You Work?

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on March 19, 2015

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. buy adipex no prescriptionAccording to colour psychologist Angela Wright, […]

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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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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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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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