Birmingham Press Club is to hold a “welcome back” reception for the Birmingham Mail following the relocation of its editorial operations to the city centre after ten years at Fort Dunlop.
It is to be held on Thursday, February 1 (from 6-8 pm) to coincide with the Press Club’s monthly “drop-in” event at St Paul’s Club, St Paul’s Square.
Press Club chairman Llewela Bailey said: “The move back to the heart of the city is good news – not only for the newspaper operation itself, but also for the community at large. As a Press Club, we are delighted to see the Mail in new offices in Embassy House, Church Street, and to have the opportunity to welcome them back ‘home.’”
Embassy House is situated less than half a mile from Colmore Circus, where the Mail was based prior to the Fort Dunlop move.
From its new base the Mail will oversee the separation of its print and digital operation. The relocation also coincides with the newspaper’s website being rebranded as Birmingham Live.
Editor Marc Reeves said: “This move has been long overdue and will enable our journalists to spend more time on the beat gathering stories and meeting contacts. Birmingham, and in particular the city centre, has seen huge growth in recent years so it’s great to know we will be back in the core of the action and better able to cover the key news events affecting our readers.
“It will also help our business teams cement their relationships with advertisers and enable them to reach their key audiences through our print and digital products and events.”