NatWest Branch at 22 Frederick Street to Close

The RBS and NatWest Banks announced just before Christmas that they are closing 259 branches with a possible loss of 680 jobs. The closures include the NatWest branch at 22 Frederick Street. For over 30 years The Hockley Flyer (and for 23 years The Jewellery Quarter Association) were…

Local Jewellery Trade News

Hockley Mint Offers Free Hallmarking on Same-day Casting Throughout December

Award-winning Birmingham-based jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint will offer its customers free hallmarking on any same-day casting items made throughout December. Hockley Mint has invested in the latest casting technologies to ensure that…

Deakin & Francis to Open First Flagship Store

After 230 years of designing and manufacturing the finest cufflinks and accessories, Deakin & Francis is set to unveil their very first flagship store on 1st November. Based in Piccadilly Arcade, London…

Royal Visit for WB The Creative Jewellery Group

Operations Director Mark Thomas with HRH WB The Creative Jewellery Group was delighted to welcome his Royal Highness the Duke of Kent to its manufacturing facility in Birmingham…

Local News & Business Profiles

NatWest Branch at 22 Frederick Street to Close

The RBS and NatWest Banks announced just before Christmas that they are closing 259 branches with a possible loss of 680 jobs. The…

Trace Your Ancestors

A new digital searchable database, containing around 1.5 million burial and cremation records, has been launched by Birmingham City Council to help families…

People

New Recruit

The Hockley Flyer has a new recruit - yes, it's Bertie the cat! He has taken a fancy to my typing chair but…

New Physio Joins the Optispine JQ Team

Physiotherapist, Rhodri Parfitt, has recently joined Jewellery Quarter-based back and joint centre, Optispine Birmingham. He brings a new dimension to the team with…

Training & Education

Silicone to Silver: Jewellery like you’ve never seen before!

Final year students at the world-famous School of Jewellery will be unveiling their collections for…

Ruth Hallows Wins Weston Beamor’s Student Design Competition

Ruth Hallows wears her winning ‘Celestial’ wedding and engagement ring set.…

Two Talented Students Receive Bursaries from Benevolent Society

Gary Wroe, Annabel Large, Ruth Hallows, and Gaynor Andrews. The Benevolent…

Art & Lifestyle

Birmingham Film Company Nominated for Royal Television Society Award for the Third Year Running

IDM Media, a film production company based in Birmingham's historic Jewellery Quarter, has been nominated…

Entertainment

The Stylistics to Headline at The Jam House

Grammy nominated hit sensations, The Stylistics, will be headlining at the Jam House, on Wednesday 15 November 2017 with their back catalogue…

Food & Drinks

A E Harris to Manufacture Balti Bowls

Birmingham is famous for its iconic Balti, of which the pressed steel flat bottomed wok is an integral part of its preparation…

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