Business of the month

Business of the Month - February 2017 - Opus

Opus Restaurant is Downtown Birmingham's Business of the Month for February. Fiercely independent, Opus started 10 years ago, fuelled by a passion for market fresh. Ingredient-led, they buy each day from their family of suppliers around the British Isles, celebrating beautiful market fresh British produce through menus which allow the flavours of the top class ingredients…

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Big Black Book Launch

Downtown Birmingham in Business will this month launch the 2017 edition of the Big Black Book. ​​The Big Black is jam packed with the great and the good from the business community and world of politics. During this exclusive dinner, Beverley Nielsen, who is the Liberal Democrat candidate for the new role of…


What next for Birmingham?

We recently featured this blog by Jas Sansi and it got us all thinking....what next for Birmingham? With the crane count going up by the day, major transport and infrastructure projects ongoing,  HSBC coming to town, five active Business Improvement Districts in the city centre and MIPIM cannes just around the corner…


What's in a name?

In business we all know the importance of brand and how we best market our business to drive sales, raise profile and stay ahead of competitors.​ Birmingham is at the heart of the West Midlands engine and is the driving force behind future growth. The West Midlands must accept Birmingham…

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Time for a new political party?

I have long argued that it is only a matter of time before the Labour Party comes to its senses, ditches Jeremy Corbyn, and more importantly the politics he represents; and puts someone in charge who will re-connect with enough of the electorate to make it look like they at least have a chance of […]

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