The big bug talk: top restaurant urges Birmingham to save our bees

Some of Britain’s’ leading bee specialists are urging Midlanders to help save the endangered insect - in which 35 different species are at danger of dying out - in a lively conversation at Birmingham’s most sustainable restaurant. Opus at Cornwall Street, a restaurant known for its ethical sourcing practices, hosted 40 guests to discover why these crucial creatures are at danger and what Birmingham can do to save them. The panel, chaired by BBC Midlands Today Science, Environment and Rural…

First tenants sign up at Imperial & Whitehall

Hortons’ has secured a trio of lettings at Imperial & Whitehall, the newly refurbished offices at The Grand, on Colmore Row. Commercial insurance firm CNA Hardy (UK) Limited has agreed a ten-year lease on Suite 2.01 (1,161 sq ft), while Node Urban Design has taken 1,123 sq ft on Suite 1.01 on a five-year lease at £26,190 per annum. Surge Recruitment, which has taken 223 sq ft on suite 1.01 on a three-year lease at a rent of circa £9,000…

Midlands most sustainable restaurant picks up green gong

Opus at Cornwall Street has secured its place as the Midlands’ most sustainable independent restaurant with another award win. The 2AA Rosette restaurant won the ‘Best Greener and Healthier Lifestyles (Food) Scheme’ award at the ‘Making Birmingham Greener and Healthier Awards 2016’, an accolade from Birmingham’s Green Commission to celebrate those businesses that are undertaking groundbreaking work with environment. Opus picked up the gong at a ceremony on Tuesday 5th July at Birmingham Council House, after it demonstrated a dedication…

The futuristic TRIPL bike comes to Colmore BID

Colmore Business District’s (Colmore BID) Accessible and Connected Working Group has welcomed Danish company Trefor to the District to demonstrate their Tripl Urban Cargo bike. The Tripl bike is powered by an 8kWh lithium ion battery and can travel up to 100km on a single charge, re-charging can take as little as 4.5 hours. The control mechanism is simple with only ‘forwards’ and ‘backwards’, the bike also possess a boost function, offering extra power. The front of the bike has…