HORTONS’ ESTATE ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT PLANS FOR THE GRAND HOTEL IN BIRMINGHAM

The award-winning redevelopment of The Grand, one of Birmingham’s most iconic buildings, will be completed with the opening of a 180-bedroom hotel. Hortons’ Estate, owner of the Grade II* listed building on Colmore Row, has signed a conditional partnership agreement with the Principal Hotel Company, which owns and operates 39 hotels across the UK. The hotel at The Grand is Principal’s first investment in Birmingham. In addition to the 180 bedrooms and suites, the hotel will include extensive conferencing and…

Talent Match in Birmingham and Solihull

Recruiting and developing staff is an ongoing task for many businesses but Talent Match Birmingham & Solihull can help.   We support businesses to recruit long term unemployed local young adults.  Supported by The Big Lottery Fund, we work with young people to prepare them for employment, many for the first time.  If you are recruiting for junior roles and can provide a real, paid job for 30 hours a week as part of a 6 month placement there is potential…

Go back in time to the dawn of photography with Thresholds, a new virtual reality artwork by Mat Collishaw

Using the latest in VR technology, Thresholds will re-stage one of the earliest exhibitions of photography in 1839, when British scientist William Henry Fox Talbot first presented his photographic prints to the public at King Edward's School, Birmingham. The experience will be a fully immersive portal to the past; walk freely throughout a digitally reconstructed room, and touch the bespoke vitrines, fixtures and mouldings; even the heat from a coal fire will be recreated. A soundscape for Thresholds includes the…

Exclusive JOSEPH Sample Sale Arriving in Birmingham at the Custard Factory

Fashion brand JOSEPH is coming to Birmingham city centre to offer fashion fans a chance to pick up luxury designer clothing at massively reduced prices. The unmissable four-day sample sale will be taking place at the Custard Factory on Thurs (9am-8pm), Fri (9am-7pm), Sat (9am-7pm) and Sun (10am-6pm) in the heart of the city’s Creative Quarter. Prices will start from just £10 and both womenswear & menswear will be available to buy. New stock added daily. The sale will also…