The first half of the year has seen the launch of the first ever Solihull Fashion Week 2016. Our retailers grouped together to help produce 5 amazing and professional Fashion Shows held at the Ramada, along with coming out of their stores for a day or two, to promote their products from a pop up stand or run a demonstration in our Style Arena, held in Mell Square.
In July we are brought to you the Birmingham and Solihull Jazz and Blues Festival, on the 15th -17th July. We joined our popular Jazz festival with Birmingham to create an even bigger and better event, bringing you Jazz music, street food, entertainment and a bar.
September 30th - October 1st we held the 6th Annual BIG Taste festival. Guests enjoyed great food, drinks, entertainment and got those taste buds tingling.
November saw the return of the Excellence Awards Evening for the second year running. An evening of food, entertainment and drinks, celebrating the sucess of all of our Solihull businesses. It was a fabulous glittering gala evening celebrating all that is great about the people and companies within Solihull.
From November 26th to December 21st 2016, the Christmas Markets and the Merry Monk Bar returned to Solihull. Solihull's Christmas market showcased unique wooden Christmas chalets spreading the festive spirit. We also ran The Nutcracker Christmas Trail where members of the public simply had to collect a trail booklet, find the 10 statues hidden around Solihull and discover their names! Once the booklet was completed, it then needed to be posted into the post box in Mell Square and 2 lucky winners will win an iPad Mini. The Solihull Express Train was also in the town centre giving guests the chance to travel around Solihull in style.
Throughout all of the campaigns we have benefited from the support of many businesses within the BID area – both consumer and business to business, as well as our partners Solihull Council and West Midlands Police. They have contributed ideas, time, staff, offers and many other kinds of support to enable the BID to create powerful and compelling marketing and promotional campaigns that are shaping a bolder, more vibrant brand and reputation for Solihull that reflects the town’s character, atmosphere and potential.