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Birmingham innovations celebrated at design expo

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Is 2015 to be Birmingham’s year?

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Briefing Note October 2015 – Ten Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Combined Authorities, Devolution Deals, Metro Mayors and West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA)

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The West Midlands Economy: Access to Growth – Paul Forrest, West Midlands Economic Forum, 03 Oct 2015

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Productivity in Focus – Midlands and Midlands Scorecard; Paul Forrest, Midlands Economic Forum, 17 Sept 2015

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Productivity in Focus – Mark Beatson, Chief Economist, CIPD & Vicky Pryce, Chief Economist CEBR, 17 Sept 2015

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FROM START-UP TO EXPORT 5th February 2015 (flyer)

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Meet The Makers | Dr Panch Suntharalingam & Adelle Webster

Dr Suntharalingam and Adelle Webster have used significant computer technology in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) programmes which feature highly in engaging graduates with industries such as AGA Rangemaster, GlassDomain, STI-Europe, Seymour Harris Architects. Read more about their achievements and partnerships.

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Meet The Makers | Angela Burman

Angela Burman established her business, Burman Bears back in 2009. The passion and drive behind her work is endless and one of her favourite quotes is “bears need people and people need bears”. Read more about Burman Bears and the fantasy mohair characters that Angela creates.

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Meet The Makers | Monique Lee

Monique Lee is an award winning MA Fashion Design graduate from London College of Fashion. In December 2012, Monique Lee Millinery for conceptual and couture hats was launched. Read the relevant case study by Beverley Nielsen.

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Meet The Makers | James Plant

James Plant is an award-winning British designer, working across a range of design disciplines. He is the co-founder of luxury-contemporary and award winning homeware brand Plant & Moss. Read the relevant case study by Beverley Nielsen.

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Meet The Makers | Sara Page

Sara Page started her business, Sara Page Design, in 2012.The past three years have been quite a journey for her and keeps moving forward with some exciting plans in progress. Read the relevant case study by Beverley Nielsen.

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Meet The Makers | Jack Row

Jack Row established his business designing and making luxury writing instruments and accessories in November 2011. He runs his business with his partner, whose brand, Lauren Elizabeth, designs and sells handmade contemporary jewellery. Read the relevant case study by Beverley Nielsen.

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Meet The Makers | Struthers London

Rebecca and Craig realised that all they wanted to do is create their own pieces and chose Birmingham to be the base of their business. Their business keeps growing and they have exciting plans for the future. Read the relevant case study by Beverley Nielsen.

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Birmingham Made Me Living Labs October 2014

Birmingham Made Me Living Labs is providing BCU students with opportunities for employability and entrepreneurship. Application Deadline -Sunday 12th of October. Download the PDF for to find out how you can get involved.

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Redesigning Manufacturing – Rebalancing the UK Economy through Making

Read Beverley Nielsen’s latest Blog Post

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Restarting Britain: Design Education and Growth

A report by the Design Commission, co-authored by Vicky Price. This inaugural report explores the link between the UK’s national design capacity, and economic growth in the 21st century.

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Future skills priorities for Birmingham and the West Midlands

by Adam Crews and Lovedeep Vaid

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Birmingham Made Me and Idea Birmingham Meeting Notes

Notes of Idea Birmingham Meeting – 23rd January 2014 Notes of Idea Birmingham Meeting – 20th February 2014 Notes of Birmingham Made Me Planning Meeting – 11th February 2014  

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Birmingham Made Me Jobs Fair Poster

Click here to download the Birmingham Made Me Poster

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Birmingham Made Me Jobs Fair May Flyer

To download the Birmingham Made Me Jobs Fair flyer showing all the events and activities taking place at Millennium Point from 6-9 May, click here.

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Looking for growth, Sack the Economists and Hire a Designer 2012

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Hacking the Future 2014: LIVE – PLAY – MOVE

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Schools Programme and Competition booklet

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Summary and Recommendations Document

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1. Designing Entrepreneurial Economies

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2. Designing Sustainable Regional Economies and Building Great Reputation

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3. Business Competitiveness and Regional Governance

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4. Innovation Design Collaborative Networks and their Value to Economic Growth

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5. Cross Innovation and Open Innovation Solutions in Regional Economies

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6. Brands Authenticity Culture Heritage (BACH) and Regional Economic Growth

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7. Designing Great Places to Live

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8. Driving Regional growth Part 1

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8. Driving Regional growth Part 2