Digbeth is to be officially launched as Birmingham's Social Enterprise Centre on Thursday (December 12).

Birmingham City Council has recognised the area as a centre for businesses which specialise in promoting social change rather than profit.

In recent years there has been a growth of social enterprise businesses to Digbeth and the council is hoping to attract more like-minded firms to the area.

A Social Enterprise Christmas Market will be open at Initiative For Social Entrepreneurs, 23 Moseley Road, from 10.30am to 3pm to mark the event.

Products made by local social enterprises including soft furnishings, Christmas wreaths, jewellery, cards, dolls and more will be on sale.

Stalls will also be offering ‘street food’, including non-alcoholic drinks, soup, Christmas shortbread, mince pies, cupcakes, stollen, curries and smoothies.

Sir Albert Bore, leader of Birmingham City Council, will officially open the quarter at 11am.