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Keep up to date on all the latest news, info, events, charity work and how you can get involved with Millennium Point, Birmingham, and the Millennium Point Charitable Trust.

Happy Birthday Helen Sharman – Britain’s first Astronaut in Space!

On this day (30th May) in 1963 Britain’s first Astronaut in Space and the first woman to visit the Mir space station was born. Helen Sharman – a 27-year-old from Sheffield – made history 18th May 1991 by becoming Britain’s first astronaut in space, a whopping 24 years before Tim Peake. Dr Helen Sharman isn’t […]

Millennium Point awarded AIM accreditation by the Meetings Industry Association (mia)

We’re excited to announce we’ve been awarded AIM accreditation by the Meetings Industry Association (mia). Aim accreditation is the UK’s only recognised quality standard for the meetings industry. To achieve this our facilities and services had to pass a stringent quality assurance assessment, which means that when you book our spaces you can be confident […]

Millennium Point needs your vote!

Each year, the Midlands Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards bring together the best venues, eateries, restaurants, bars and pubs across the region to celebrate their success within the industry. We’re over the moon to share that Millennium Point has been shortlisted for Best Venue 2019, but we’re up against some stiff competition and need your […]

DIDFest 2019 Finale Party – Meet the speakers

The list of speakers for DIDFest 2019 Finale Party have been announced and they’re a great mix of professional from across the digital/tech industry! Following four weeks of 50 outstanding events across Birmingham with over 1,000 attendees #DIDFest2019 wraps up with a celebratory closing party at Millennium Point in Birmingham City Centre. Whether you attended […]

A galactic take over at Millennium Point!

In a galaxy not so far away – in fact, just a 15 minute walk from New Street station and 5 minutes from the new Primark – Millennium Point was taken over by the good, the bad and the bantha fodder of the Star Wars universe. On Saturday 4th May, to celebrate Star Wars Day, […]

Millennium Point Charitable Trusts Grants 2019 Now Open!

Did you know that Millennium Point is actually a charity? Last year alone we contributed more than £4.8 million back into the region. It’s our aim to support the growth of science, technology, engineering and Maths (STEM) throughout the West Midlands. Each year, not-for-profits and schools across the region can apply for funding that enables […]

5 Experiments to do at home with the kids this Easter

Call us geeky, but we love a good STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) activity here at Millennium Point! So we thought we’d put together some egg-cellent Easter activities you can do with the kids this Easter break – from rainbow rubber eggs and edible jelly bean slime, to egg drops and stop frame animation… […]

Laura Avis named Millennium Point Trust Scholarship Winner 2019

Laura Avis, 17, from Redditch, was last night (March 27th) named as the winner of this year’s Millennium Point Trust Scholarship programme. Laura, who is set to begin studying Film Production Technology at the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment at Birmingham City University (BCU), secured a fully paid-for degree, after presenting to […]

Millennium Point Trust Scholarship Judges Announced

Industry experts from the worlds of journalism, gaming, architecture and art are among the impressive panel of judges for this year’s Millennium Point Trust Scholarship.

Millennium Point Supports International Women’s Day

Exactly twelve months ago today, I was standing on the Promenade of Millennium Point’s Southside entrance with my fellow executive team members, looking out at a crowd of people gathered waiting expectantly for HRH Prince Harry and his then soon-to-be-wife Meghan Markle to arrive. Whilst this was a once in a life time moment for […]

Millennium Point Scholarship Finalists Revealed

After a record number of applications, Five West Midlands-based students have been shortlisted as finalists in this year’s Millennium Point Trust Scholarship programme. Hoping to secure our fully paid-for degree in partnership Birmingham City University (BCU) faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, the shortlisted candidates will present on issues hindering the growth of […]

5 things to consider when booking an event

As event planners look ahead to 2019, what are the key considerations they should have at the front of their mind when researching suitable venues? We asked our Commercial Director, Rebecca Delmore, to list five things which every event organiser should bear in mind. ONE – LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY The adage ‘location, location, location’ still holds […]

Record applications for Millennium Point Trust Scholarship

We’ve received a record number of applications for our 2019 Millennium Point Trust Scholarship. Now in it’s fifth year, our programme offers one lucky undergraduate in the West Midlands a fully paid-for degree, from a choice of courses at the faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment at Birmingham City University (BCU).  Almost 100 people across […]

We introduced students to a world of tech in GirlTechBrum

In December 2018, we partnered with not-for-profit Ahead Partnership to introduce opportunities within the tech industry to female students from across Birmingham. Taking place in our 350-seat AUDITORIUM and open-plan PLATFORM spaces inside Millennium Point, the event was attended by more than 130 students and 11 leading digital firms from the local area. GirlTechBrum event […]

Millennium Point Charitable Trust donations top £4.8M

Our Charitable Trust has announced donations of more than £4.8m to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) projects across the West Midlands in 2018. All of the commercial activity that takes place in our landmark building, whether it’s running an event or leasing workspace, feeds back into our charity. This enables us to donate and […]

Advice from previous winners of the Millennium Point Scholarship

With the deadline for applications fast approaching for the Millennium Point Scholarship; quality and passion are some of the words of advice offered by previous winners of the fully paid-for degree in partnership with Birmingham City University. Now in its fifth year, our Scholarship awards one person in the West Midlands a free degree at […]

Our team was named Not For Profit Finance Team of the Year!

Our Finance team was named Not for Profit Finance Team of the Year at the West Midlands Finance Awards 2018. Recognised for demonstrating excellence in its field in the last 12 months, our finance team successfully proved ‘having positively impacted the wider business through outstanding achievements in the delivery of its projects, whilst maintaining an […]

Lighter menu packages now available at Millennium Point Events

Did you know that 36% of New Year Resolutions involve improving what we eat and drink? The human brain is composed of 95% water, our lungs are 90%, blood is 83%, muscles are 76%, and even our bones are 22% water. And, of course, it’s no secret that more fruit and veggies in our diet […]

Welcome to our new website!

New year, new website! Designed to offer you easy access to the latest information and news from our award-winning venue and charity; our shiny new website will better capture who we are and what we do, making it as accessible as possible for both our public and professional visitors. We’ve designed the site with simplicity […]

Bombardier Transportation & Hitachi Rail open new HS2 development centre at Millennium Point, Birmingham

Two British-based global rail giants have selected Millennium Point to develop their plans to build an iconic train for High Speed 2. A team of up to 50 experts from Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail, including engineers, designers and environmental specialists, have come together in the new HS2 bid centre to work up the proposals. […]

10 projects the Millennium Point Trust has supported

Wait, Millennium Point is a charity? We are! Profits from our commercial activity as a property owner, events venue and office space are used by the Millennium Point Trust to fund initiatives, which support science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and education in the region. Awesome, no? The Millennium Point Scholarship is funding over £24,000 […]