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Magic Candy Factory star in Department for International Trade film

Posted by Andy Parker on October 13, 2017

Magic Candy Factory is the focus of a fantastic short film by The Department for International Trade, promoting the UK as leading location for overseas tech businesses. The Invest in Great Britain campaign from the government department features the innovative 3D candy printing start-up under the microscope, with the company’s American-born entrepreneur Melissa Snover explaining […]

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Black Sabbath legend officially unveils the BIMM Institute in Digbeth

Posted by Chris Pettitt on October 11, 2017

The doors of the brand new British & Irish Modern Music (BIMM) Institute here in Digbeth have officially been opened, aptly by one of Birmingham’s most iconic rock legends! Legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi declared BIMM’s new £4 million building open in the week after the college’s first students arrived to begin their studies. […]

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Q&A with the Voom Pitch Winners Project Jackfruit

Posted by Andy Parker on September 29, 2017

The Voom Tour 2017 arrived in Birmingham on Thursday 28th September, offering Brum entrepreneurs and start-ups the unmissable opportunity to get one-on-one business advice, listen to tech discussions, and hob-nob with influencers at the event here in the heart of Digbeth. One of the highlights of this fantastic day was the highly-anticipated Voom Pitch, where […]

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Ghetto Golf launches October 18th – Book your tickets now!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on September 26, 2017

It’s nearly time folks! All summer long the excitement over Ghetto Golf has been building, but guess what? You’re not going to have to wait much longer to get around the fun-filled course! Work on the innovative attraction is nearly complete and the Ghetto Golf team can’t wait to invite you in! They’re going to […]

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Delicious, affordable & ethical cuisine – Kanteen launches at the Custard Factory!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on September 21, 2017

Get ready Birmingham, a brand new eatery is opening here in Digbeth – with a promise to make healthy eating easy! Exciting new company Kanteen are launching a flagship store at the Custard Factory, promising a menu jam-packed with nutritious, tasty and ethical dishes. Working around the ethos that a healthy lifestyle is 25% fitness […]

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Handmade vintage jewellery, artwork, sweets and lots more! The Bert & Gert’s Craft Market Exhibitor Guide

Posted by Chris Pettitt on September 15, 2017

We are getting really excited about our fantastic Craft Market Event coming on Saturday 23rd September. With FREE circus skills workshops, delicious street food options alongside the much-awaited return of the Bert & Gert’s Craft Market, it promises to be a wonderful day out for the whole family. Local craft market curators Bert & Gert’s […]

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Give your office some personality with Red Candy!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on September 12, 2017

Colourful homewares company and Custard Factory resident, Red Candy, gives us some top tips on transforming your office to reflect your company’s personality. Plus, they are also offering an exclusive 20% discount code to all readers, and are giving away a £50 voucher to one lucky winner! Having a strong culture and ethos is essential […]

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In Pictures: Gin Festival Birmingham!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on September 07, 2017

For the second week in a row, the Custard Factory hosted a huge event this past weekend! There were glasses raised all round as the Gin Festival Birmingham took place over three fun-filled days. With over 100 different gins to try at the popular festival, back in Birmingham for its fourth year but first at […]

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