Trade show season is nearly upon us and there are few locations in the UK more synonymous with such events than Birmingham.
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) first opened in 1976 when it staged the International Spring Fair. That particular show has, amazingly, returned every year since and the centre itself has sprawled to twenty interconnected halls set across 611 acres. Put simply, if you’re looking for a trade show, you come to the NEC. Continue reading 5 NEC trade shows you to visit in 2016
Christmas in Birmingham 2015
The Christmas season is a happy and exciting time of year, regardless of what town or city you live in. Christmas in Birmingham is no different, with lots of things to do and places to visit there are plenty of exciting and seasonal things to do for adults and children alike. If you are new to Birmingham and have started to look for things to do at Christmas time, you may find yourself overwhelmed with choices and not know how to best spend your time in Birmingham. To help you, we have created a list of some of the most popular and exciting things Birmingham has to offer this wintery season.
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From music and comedy to theatre and sports, there was much to get up to in Birmingham this summer. No matter if you were after plays, gig, music festivals, or just something to keep the children entertained during the summer holidays, this city had more than a generous helping of summer activities on offer. Something to suit every age and taste. Here is a small slice of a big pie called “Birmingham: 2015 events”, for your eyes only!
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We’ve spoken several times about the UK Manufacturing Awards, the online award scheme aimed at highlighting UK manufacturers who deserve some recognition. The scheme was started by Birmingham based company RH Nuttall, and of the 15 nominees, turntable manufacturers Rega emerged victorious. They were hand picked by the 6 judge panel, comprised of some of the leading lights of UK manufacturing awareness websites, because they show the world that UK manufacturing can not only be successful, but also game changing - all without moving abroad.
Continue reading Local success story at a National Awards Scheme.
We recently posted about the UK Manufacturing Awards, an online award scheme aimed at highlighting British manufacturers in these hard economic times. The companies nominated would represent the best qualities of the manufacturing sector in this country, showing the world that we are still a force to be reckoned with.
Continue reading and the winners are - UK Manufacturing Awards 2015 Results
As we’ve mentioned several times on this site before, Birmingham has a very rich manufacturing history. It’s a tradition that has been kept alive to this day by the hard working men and women of this great city, the still beating heart of the UK. Thankfully, we’re not the only ones from Birmingham to see the UK manufacturing sector for what it truly is - a thing of wonder.
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Birmingham is a city of industry. Birmingham is a city of innovation. Birmingham is a city of significant cultural impacts.
Birmingham is not, however, much of a romantic city.
We are quite a bit removed from places like Rome and Paris, but that doesn’t mean we’re completely devoid of romantic opportunities. Here are a few ideas we have for any budding cupids in the West Midlands.
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Did you know that the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham ranks in the top 10 worldwide for “buildings with biggest useable space”? There is a reason it has become the country’s premier exhibition centre since it opened in 1976. It hosts a wide variety of shows each year, and here are 10 you may want to check out in 2015.
Continue reading Top 10 Exhibitions at The NEC in 2015
Birmingham really comes alive at Christmas time. While in years gone by everything was centred on the shopping, these days Santa’s arrival heralds plenty more than just the ringing of cash registers. Here are some of the things you can get up to in Birmingham and the surrounding area this Christmas. . .
Continue reading Christmas in Birmingham - things to do.
The Frankfurt market in Birmingham (otherwise known as the German Market) is now the biggest outdoor Christmas Market in England today, attracting visitors from all over the UK and Europe. The German market has now been visiting Birmingham every Christmas for the last 12 years, as such it has become central to Birmingham’s Christmas festivities.
Continue reading Christmas, the German Market and Birmingham