Tallest building in Birmingham BT Tower

BT Tower was built in 1966. It stands at 152 meters (499 feet).

Coordinates: 52°29’0.31?N 1°54’15.95?W

Construction started: July 1963
Completed: September 1966

Floor count: 31
Design and construction
Architect: Ministry of Public Buildings and Works


Amyleigh Woodhead - Music in the Square Live Music JQ

Amyleigh Woodhead – Music in the Square Live Music JQ

To celebrate the sound of summer the Jewellery Quarter BID will be hosting free live music performances in the Golden Square. This event will take place on selected Fridays between 12am & 2pm.

Some selected photos from this #MusicintheSquare event:

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Birmingham Vaisakhi 2017 #Vaisakhi2017

“Even Kings and Emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.”
― Guru Nanak Ji, Sri Guru Granth Sahib

The Khalsa (Punjabi: ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ; [xaːlsaː]) is the army of all initiated Sikhs represented by the five beloved-ones and can be called the Guru Panth, the embodiment of the Guru and the final temporal Guru/leader of the Sikhs. The word “Khalsa” translates to “pure”.
Source: Wikipedia

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Heartfelt thanks to:

The Council of Sikh Gurdwaras in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council

West Midlands Police

Thankyou to all the countless people and businesses that supported the Vaisakhi 2017 effort in Birmingham.

Birmingham’s first floatation spa offering Floatation Therapy

By relieving the stresses of gravity, floating takes the weight off strained bones, joints and muscles, and increases the efficiency of blood circulation.

This includes a multitude of physical and mental benefits which can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone.

The benefits of regular floating are not only great in number but also backed up by scientific research.

Not to mention the continued medical research proving the benefits of floatation for a wide range of medical challenges.

Below are listed just a few of the many benefits:

General Well-Being

  • Alleviates mental and physical stress
  • Helps with anxiety, depression and motivation
  • Helps with the challenges of habits phobias and addictions
  • Synchronises the left and right hemispheres of the brain
  • Changes brainwaves from alpha to lower frequency delta and theta waves associated with creativity, healing and visualisation (Science of Floating)


  • Promotes calm and total relaxation
  • Helps with fatigue and jet lag
  • Improves sleep and helps with insomnia

Stress Relief

  • Alleviates mental and physical stress
  • Energizes, rejuvenates and revitalises mind and body
  • Rest and recuperation

Rehabilitation and Recovery

  • Aids and speeds up injury recovery and healing
  • Relieves pains such as muscle strains, arthritis, migranes as well as general aches and pains
  • Helps athletes decrease the production of cortisol and lactic acid.
  • Encourages the production of endorphins in the body

Meditation and Mental Harmony

  • Expands awareness and heightens senses
  • Enhances mental clarity
  • Heightens visualisation, creativity and problem solving
  • Deepens your mental state of meditation

Medical and Health care

  • Fibromyalgia relief
  • Helps with Pregnancy pain due to the weightless environment
  • Speeds up Injury recovery
  • Soothes general muscle pain and arthritis
Lord Mayor of Birmingham & James B Wong

Chinese New Year 2017 Chinatown Birmingham UK

The Chinese New Year celebration is one of the largest events in Birmingham, attracting up to 30,000 people. Birmingham’s festivities take place in the Chinese Quarter.

Please accept our apologies for any quality issues in this video clip. Filming was done under heavy rain and winds. It rained heavy all day. But that’s typical British weather; it did not stop us having a great time!

James B Wong – Chairman of the
Chinese Festival Committee Birmingham are the wonderful people that put this event together.

The Lord Mayor (Cllr Carl Rice) was the chief guest

Headline Sponsors:

Genting Casinos

Birmingham Airport

Jewellery Quarter Light Switch On 2016

At a stone’s throw away from Birmingham City Centre, make the Jewellery Quarter the place to kick-start your festive season.



The Lord Mayor (Cllr Carl Rice) & Lady Mayoress

The Glamophones

Infographic: Ecommerce Trends to Watch in 2016

Fuel your Ecommerce strategy by staying up to date with the major industry trends!

We have compiled a list of some major game changing trends you can take advantage of this year:

Use Big Data and Predictive Analysis to gather even more information about your buyer personas and use the perks of advanced personalization technologies to gain competitive advantage.

You have probably heard Mobile is getting even bigger with the customers this year, so you might want to consider investing more in your Mobile Marketing Campaigns in 2016 as the industry’s mobile payment methods will diversify, mobile revenues will peak and mobile traffic will soon push past the 50% mark.

If you are a retailer, we recommend you to start blending Digital Tech, from iPads to Beacons, in your brick and mortar store to win your customers’ hearts, minds and wallets.

Investments in Customer Experience is predicted to be the No.1 priority for the major Ecommerce players, so we recommend you  to consider hiring more UX specialists and invest in training your Customer Support team to offer the best customer care on your specific market.

Looking at the technological aspects of the Ecommerce business, 2016 will bring an increased adoption of one-stop shop technology partnersonline shopping platforms that support all touch points: digital, traditional retail, enterprise technology.

We have gathered all the Top Ecommerce Trends to watch in 2016 in one Infographic that we hope will help you employ the best strategies and tactics to achieve your business goals this year.

Courtesy of: EuroITGroup

Ecommerce site owners warned to prepare ahead of Cyber Monday as UK popularity increases

Online store owners should be prepared for another record Cyber Monday as the ecommerce shopping event continues to become increasingly popular in the UK, according to online printer and office supplier TonerGiant.co.uk .

Spikes in traffic on the 1st December will give brands the chance to sell to a new audience hungry for an offer. From ensuring servers can cope with this excess demand to creating strategic promotions, site owners should prepare now in order to capitalise on this opportunity.

Things to consider:

  • Preparing servers for increased volumes in traffic
  • Easy to navigate landing pages
  • Effective email marketing campaigns
  • Data-led offers and promotions
  • Leverage social media channels to maximise exposure
  • Paid search ads

In 2013, consumers set a record of 115 million visits to retail websites on Cyber Monday, beating the record number of visits in a single day which was set on Boxing Day 2012. (1)

UK shoppers also spent 15.3 million hours shopping online, spending on average 8 minutes per site visit. (1)

Last year saw total UK sales on Cyber Monday reach £600 million, almost double the figure from three years ago, as more British shoppers and retailers continue to adopt the day that’s been a fixture on the American shopping calendar since 2006. (2)

Gary Flynn, Managing Director of TonerGiant.co.uk, has also stressed the importance of not assuming that Cyber Monday applies only to certain product sectors and niches.

“These figures highlight just how big a day Cyber Monday has become in the online business calendar in this country. But it’s not just your traditional high street brands that benefit from this surge in shopping.

“For example at TonerGiant.co.uk we primarily sell office and printer supplies to businesses; not your typical festive season purchase. Yet even we noticed increased demand on Cyber Monday. Indeed last year we saw a 15.9% increase in traffic and a 33.2% increase in transactions on Cyber Monday compared to the Monday the previous week.

“It goes to show that no matter how big a business you are, what you sell and what your customer base is you can capitalise on the heightened popularity of Cyber Monday.”

TonerGiant.co.uk has created an infographic that details some of the key statistics from Cyber Monday 2013, as well as detailing a list of steps that site owners can take to ensure they’re suitably prepared for this year’s event. For more information visit http://www.tonergiant.co.uk/blog/2014/11/cybermonday/.

Cyber Monday Info Graphic

Cyber Monday Info Graphic

Notes for editors:

About TonerGiant.co.uk
Launched in 2006, TonerGiant.co.uk is one of the UK’s largest online suppliers of printers, printer consumables and office stationery. It’s a trading brand of NetGiant Ltd, founded by Gary & Joanne Flynn in 2003. The company is based in Atherton, Greater Manchester. An asset library for the TonerGiant brand can be found at http://www.tonergiant.co.uk/blog/assets/.



  1. ‘Cyber Monday’ biggest shopping day ever seen in UK: http://www.experian.co.uk/marketing-services/about/news/cyber-monday-biggest-shopping-day-ever-seen-in-uk.html
  2. Cyber Monday gave Amazon its biggest day ever as it handled 47 orders per SECOND – despite computer meltdown that left millions of Natwest customers frozen out: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2516953/Cyber-Monday-biggest-online-spending-spree-EVER.html