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05. BLOG


The Custard Factory is recruiting for new PR & Marketing Manager

Posted by Custard Factory on July 22, 2015

The Custard Factory is excited to announce it is looking to recruit a new PR and Marketing Manager to join the team and start work in earnest. Piers Read, managing director said today, “We are looking for the right person to join the team as soon as possible. The position is a brilliant opportunity for […]

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Global design firm Gensler comes to Birmingham’s Custard Factory

Posted by Custard Factory on July 20, 2015

Award-winning global design practice Gensler has signed the lease for a Birmingham office in the region’s leading creative and digital hub, The Custard Factory, strengthening the city’s creative industries and generating local jobs. This office augments the firm’s commitment to expand its global and local reach and builds on the successful growth of its London […]

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Posted by Georgina Elsmere on July 15, 2015

Introducing Piers Read, new managing director of the Custard Factory and Fazeley Studios. His appointment signals a new phase of activity in Digbeth and working alongside Lucan Gray (who developed and owns Custard Factory), he has responsibility for driving forward future growth and expansion plans for the estate and Fazeley Studios. Piers founded Wimbledon Film […]

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Fazeley reception

Birmingham Couples Wins Dream Wedding with Fazeley Events

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on July 09, 2015

Michelle Peets and Ross Fearon from Rubery in Birmingham are the lucky winners of an incredible £15,000 wedding at Fazeley Studios. The couple, who have been together for 12 years, beat over 150 couples who entered Win a Wedding at Fazeley Studios 2015 competition to win the grand prize. Michelle and Ross not only have […]

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Fazeley reception

Creative Industries Federation Roadshow

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on June 25, 2015

Join the Creative Industries Federation at Fazeley Studios at 5pm on Monday, 29th June for a gathering of the creative industries, public arts and cultural education from across the UK. This is an opportunity to celebrate the launch of the Creative Industries Federation in Greater Birmingham and bring together the creative community in a common […]

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Welcome House of Thieves to Custard Factory

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on June 17, 2015

Now open on Gibb Street is custom tattoo studio, House of Thieves. The shop, which offers completely custom work drawn for each customer, is a cruelty free studio, offering both black and colour work. They even offer vegan tattoos, as well as a range of merchandise including t-shirts and tote bags. Owners Robert and Holly […]

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Social Media Week

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on June 11, 2015

Social Media Week is a leading news platform and worldwide conference that curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world. Human connectivity is being reimagined and SMW seeks to understand how humanity and technology will come together to change […]

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Yamination Launches New Studio

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on June 10, 2015

Animation studio, Yamination launched their brand new studio on the Custard Factory estate last week, with a party with over 100 industry guests, live music from The Wastepaper Players and a presentation from Central Scanning. Drew Roper founded Yamination six years ago, setting up shop in Scott House at the heart of the Custard Factory’s […]

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Rocks & Co Coming to Digbeth

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on June 02, 2015

Jewellery shopping TV channel Rocks & Co. is coming to Birmingham, launching a new 11,000 sq ft studio and offices at Fazeley Studios in Digbeth. Rocks & Co. is the biggest e-commerce jewellery company in Europe, and over the last 7 years, has broadcast to 19.5million viewers on Freeview, Sky and Freesat.  With a team […]

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Fazeley reception

Date For The Diary – Making Creativity Pay

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on May 29, 2015

An exciting new networking event, ‘Making Creativity Pay’, is being hosted by Birmingham-based accountancy firm, Inform Accounting at Fazeley Studios on 18th June. The evening, which is free to attend from 5pm  – 8pm, will be highly beneficial for companies working in the creativity industry, with talks from leading creative industry experts from Inform Accounting, […]

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