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

#wmcreative30 Sightsavers

WM Creative 30 years in business and the Sightsavers Challenge to celebrate #wmcreative30

This July marks 30 years in business for WM Creative, a Birmingham-based branding & design agency.

I am proud to say I have been part of the wmcreative team for the last ten years – bringing my digital expertise to meet client needs. I have seen the company evolve.

To mark this occasion and to give something meaningful back, managing director Paul Whitehouse is doing the #wmcreativee30 campaign for Sightsavers:

“I have decided fundraise for Sightsavers. Restoring sight is a gift I want to give.

Simply, I’m trying to raise £3000 for a fantastic charity called Sightsavers.

This will help them restore the sight of thirty children. My challenge is doing thirty 10K runs over a three month period. I am looking for all support I can get – all donations large or small are welcome, they are going to a great charity. Or you may want to join me in one of the runs, you’d be most welcome!”

Visit Sightsavers

Get involved

Donate now
JustGiving https://www.justgiving.com/wmcreative30

Text WCAA63 £2 / £5 / £10 to 70070 to donate now. eg WCAA63 £5 

Join in the conversation
Use the Hashtag #wmcreative30 on Twitter and Facebook to join in on the conversation.

Take part
If you would like to take part on one of the 10K runs:

Call WM Creative on:
0121 233 4845

Send an email to:

Or send a message to @wearewmcreative

Employment Street Event 4/4/2014

Employment Street #EmploymentSt

Held at the Handsworth Fire Station Cllr Narinder Kaur Kooner, working with South & City College Birmingham, Business in the Community and Handsworth Wood CDT.

The Lord and Lady Mayoress of Birmingham will officially open the event at 10am.

Cllr Kooner said: “When I was campaigning to be re-elected, people asked me time and time again: Will you help me get a job? I’m thrilled that ‘Employment Street’ is now all set for 4 April.

“The great thing is that actual jobs, apprenticeships and training will be available on the day to those who impress the employers taking part.

“Hundreds of people came to a similar event at the fire station back in 2011, and I’m sure that this one will be very well supported by the local community. We’ve got a really broad range of employers, looking to employ people of different ages, skills and backgrounds.

“I’m very grateful to Business in the Community and to the Handsworth Wood Community Development Trust for supporting the event, as well as to West Midlands Fire Service for providing the venue and such enthusiastic help.”

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Local legendary artist Apache Indian was present to entertain all..

Over 600 attendees & around 300 people have taken up offers of jobs or training programmes!

Sport Relief 2014 Birmingham

Sainsbury’s Sport Relief 2014 event organised by the Birmingham City Council

I was asked to photograph of the ‘The Birmingham Mile’ for Sainsbury’s Sport Relief 2014 event organised by the Birmingham City Council on Sunday 23rd of March at CannonHillPark.

Despite rain, hail and cold weather, many hundreds turned up to do their bit.

Watch the highlights on YouTube

Photographs from the event

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List of PR Agencies in Birmingham

On a project I was working on I had to compile a list of PR agencies in the Birmingham area. This list is by no means a comprehensive list:

HRO’C Public Relations
Tel: 0121 454 9707
Fax: 0121 454 9146
Email: steve.sherran@hroc.co.uk
16 Highfield Road
B15 3DU

Liquid Public Relations Limited
Tel: 01527 832 205
Fax: 01527 832 372
Email: lis@liquidpr.co.uk
Number 1 – Greenbox
Stoke Prior
Westonhall Road
B60 4AL

Haswell Holden Ltd
Tel: 01527 873937
Fax: 01527 837005
Email: steve.h@haswellholden.com
138 Hanbury Rd
Stoke Prior
B60 4JZ

Harrison Cowley Ltd
Tel: 0121 236 7532
Fax: 0121 236 7220
Email: bettina.grant@harrisoncowley.com
1st floor Griffin House
19 Ludgate Hill
B3 1DW

Wyatt International Ltd
Tel: 0121 454 8181
Fax: 0121 455 9785
Email: sbramall@wyattinternational.com
Wyatt House 72 Francis Road
B16 8SP

Clarke Associates UK Ltd
Tel: 0121 702 2525
Fax: 0121 702 2085
Email: david-c@clarke-associates.co.uk
1301 Stratford Road
Hall Green
B28 9AP

Tel: 0121 456 3199
Fax: 0121 456 3192
Email: christine.arthur@iassmarts.com
2nd Floor
9 The Apex
6 Embassy Drive
B15 1TP

M Consulting Ltd
Tel: 0121 753 0222
Fax: 0121 753 1911
Email: katie@mconsulting.co.uk
The Ice House
180-182 Fazeley Street
B5 5SE

Headline Communications
Tel: 0121 212 0559
Fax: 0121 212 0560
Email: phil@hline.co.uk
63 Church Street
B3 2DP

Seal Communications Ltd
Tel: 0121 200 0780
Fax: 0121 200 0781
Email: katiemorris@sealcommunications.co.uk
Islington Gate
8 Fleet Street
B3 1JH
Haslimann Taylor Ltd Tel: 0121 355 3446
Fax: 0121 355 3393
Email: bron@haslimanntaylor.com

1 Wrens Court
Lower Queens Street
B72 1RT
Willoughby Public Relations Ltd Tel: 0121 456 3004
Fax: 0121 456 9300
Email: juliaw@willoughby-pr.co.uk

43 Calthorpe Road
B15 1TS
The JCM Consultancy Tel: 0121 457 4771
Fax: 0121 453 8831
Email: joy.jcm@btinternet.com

First Floor 160 New Road
B45 9JA

Rave Communications Ltd
Tel: 01675 467462
Fax: 01675 467465
Email: smorris@rave-communications.com
37 Parkfield Road
B46 3LD

Vitis PR
68 Caroline Street
West Midlands
B3 1UG
Tel: 0121 242 8048
Email: info@vitispr.com