The Jewellery Quarter Industry Cluster - halting terminal decline and providing practical support to Birmingham’s original creative industry

Nielsen, Beverley and McCabe, Steven and Fattorini, Greg and Fattorini, Thomas (2023) The Jewellery Quarter Industry Cluster - halting terminal decline and providing practical support to Birmingham’s original creative industry. Project Report. Birmingham City University.

JQ-IC research results.pdf - Accepted Version

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This survey was commissioned to review how best to support further growth in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Industry Cluster through the development of a Creative Incubator and Hub. Data was collected from firms operating within this area to support the development of a 'Creative Incubator and Hub', defined as “an organization designed to accelerate the growth and success of existing and entrepreneurial companies in JQ-IC through an array of business support resources and services that could include physical and virtual space, capital, coaching and skills development, common services provision, networking connections and promotion.”
This survey builds on an earlier survey conducted in 2016 and aims to:
1. Carry out deep-dive research to map the interconnected nature of the Jewellery Quarter Industry Cluster (JQ-IC ) and the links between the companies involved. This will establish key connections, components, strengths and weaknesses in the value chain. We will look to establish any issues with skills gaps. The survey is intended to enable us to identify which parts of the cluster need strengthening whilst also identifying potential for growth, start-ups, relocation and promotion
2. Conduct a detailed options appraisal, including consultation with relevant stakeholders, to establish the best model for a JQ Creative Incubator
3. Conduct a fundraising options appraisal for the delivery of the recommended model(s)
The survey was funded by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership and conducted by the Institute for Design, Economic Acceleration & Sustainability (IDEAS) at Birmingham City University, on behalf of the JQDT and the Jewellery Quarter Cultural Action Zone.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
1 January 2023Published
Subjects: CAH17 - business and management > CAH17-01 - business and management > CAH17-01-01 - business and management (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School > Centre for Applied Finance and Economics
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2023 13:26
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2023 13:26

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