#NicklinUnseen outdoor photography exhibition shortlisted for national award

A popular Birmingham city centre outdoor photography exhibition has been shortlisted for a national award.  Colmore Business Improvement District’s (Colmore BID) #NicklinUnseen exhibition, which displayed the work of Birmingham photographer and lecturer Phyllis Nicklin on large-format boards in Snow Hill Square, has been recognised by British BIDs, the support organisation for BIDs across the country. Colmore BID worked alongside David Oram of Brumpic social media nostalgia accounts and photography curator Pete James to deliver the exhibition, which was funded with…

Revealed: Stunning new images show a ‘pedestrian-first’ Snow Hill Square

Stunning new designs have been released to show how one of Birmingham’s busiest open spaces could look as part of a phased £10 million improvement project for the Snow Hill area of Colmore Business District. Snow Hill Square will be completely redesigned in a £3.3m scheme to provide an attractive and welcoming gateway to the city centre from Snow Hill rail station. Putting pedestrians first, the square will establish a new benchmark for public space in the city, adding value…

ESA Group launches Sales Division

Birmingham-based specialist recruitment consultancy ESA Group has unveiled a brand new sales division to complement its existing four core market offerings. ESA Sales will help local businesses source the best candidates for a range of permanent, interim and contract sales roles across all levels, from junior account manager to executive sales director. It will join ESA Marketing, HR, Technology and Procurement and Supply Chain divisions at the company’s headquarters in Victoria Square. The launch of ESA Sales comes at an…

First cele-bear-ity bear announced for The Big Sleuth

Britain’s best-known ‘Bear’ has announced he’ll be putting his own stamp on Birmingham’s second mass-participation, public art trail, The Big Sleuth. Iconic explorer, Bear Grylls has teamed up with Retail Birmingham, the organisation which represents retailers in the city centre, to design one of the 165cm tall bear sculptures set to leave their paw prints all over Bear-mingham next summer. The Big Sleuth, so named because a group of bears is called a sleuth, is the highly-anticipated sequel to The…