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Tech 'will be fastest-growing sector' in Greater Birmingham

New report says more companies are looking at Birmingham as an alternative to London

Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Steven Spielberg and 9 other reasons Birmingham is the secret weapon of the British Film Industry

Birmingham is the leading UK film location outside London. Andy Parker, from the Custard Factory in the city's Creative Quarter explains why

Aston Villa welcomed a new chairman in January....for a little while at least

Review of 2016 - January: UCB expansion, new Villa chairman and Cadbury tax

Our Review of the Year kicks off with the news that University College Birmingham was planning a major expansion of its campus in the Jewellery Quarter and a prominent businessman joined the Villa board

Co-founders of Shopify Builder Jason Stokes (left) and Richard Emanuel

Birmingham digital agency has US ambitions with New York office

Shopify Builder goes transatlantic by opening new base less than three years after being launched on co-founder's kitchen table

Former IoD chief John Phillips has received an MBE

Former IoD chief receives MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

John Phillips awarded recognition for services to business while clothing entrepreneur and Custard Factory owner also recognised


How San Francisco web-hosting service Weebly can help small businesses flourish

Weebly is hosing a roadshow in the Custard Factory on Thursday May 19

Weebly CEO and founder David Russenkol advertorial

San Francisco web-hosting service Weebly comes to Birmingham

Weebly has helped more than 32 million entrepreneurs across the world

Digbeth Dining Club

What is it like to live in the up-and-coming area of Digbeth?

Once the industrial heart of Birmingham, Digbeth is now considered to be one of the main creative centres in the city.

Lucan Gray

Birmingham Post Power 250: Creative and Digital

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of creative and digital

Custard Factory owner Lucan Gray (front row left) with Nick Craig, Birmingham studio manager of Codemasters and the Codemasters team

BAFTA-winning software firm Codemasters to move to Custard Factory

Game developer will relocate 120-strong team in the spring to new home in Digbeth

Street art by Inkie, a feature of City of Colours which returns in June

City of Colours festival boosted by Arts Council grant

Digbeth street art event will definitely take place this summer after £35,000 in funding is awarded to festival making its first return to the city

Alistair Cory, head of Gensler in Birmingham

Gensler chief unveils vision for new Digbeth home

Head of new Birmingham office of global architecture practice says city base could house hundreds of staff in years to come

The Custard Factory

Comment: Nurturing Birmingham's creative spirit

Custard Factory boss Piers Read says it has been a dynamic 12 months for the city

Arthaus Digbeth has been opened by the Custard Factory

Custard Factory launches new space for artists in Digbeth

Arthaus Digbeth has been inspired by the German Bauhaus school which was known for its innovative approach to art and design

A screen grab from a Seven Capital video about Birmingham

Seven Capital creates video on why Birmingham is the place to invest

Seven Capital, which is building a host of new apartments across the city centre, drafted in the likes of Lord Digby Jones and Stacey Barnfield for the film

Lucan Gray

Custard Factory boss Lucan Gray angered by contract scrapped by his father

Well-known city businessman reveals, in a public statement, his father terminated a contract with his business without warning him

Retailers at the Custard Factory

Search for face of Custard Factory as it launches YouTube channel

Custard Factory is looking for two presenters who will have the opportunity to work alongside a number of production companies based in Birmingham

Adaptable co-founders Olly Sorsby (left) and Dan Cooper

Adaptable's helping hand for Style Birmingham Live

Retail BID recruits Digbeth-based digital agency to create communications material to promote annual celebration of Birmingham's retail and fashion offering

Home Secretary Theresa May meets anti-extremism campaigners in Birmingham

Home Secretary is talking to the right people as she draws up new anti-extremism strategy

Efforts to tackle extremism recognised, the ongoing green belt saga and what will national politicians will make of our combined authority chief.

Home Secretary Theresa May meets community groups at Custard Factory

Community group praised by Theresa May

Upstanding Neighbourhoods group told Theresa May about its work challenging extremism and meeting young Muslims in Sparkbrook


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