Tour the Market

Do you run a business or an organisation? Are you interested in finding out more about what we have on offer at Birmingham Wholesale Market. Come and meet our friendly traders and and browse the vast array of fresh produce, including fruit and vegetables, with many unusual and exotic varieties being readily available. We also have traders specialising in fresh meat, fish and dairy – with a wide range of delicious products on offer. You will also find an excellent selection of fresh flowers and plants available.

Request a tour by completing a form and one of our team will be in touch very soon to arrange.

 

Get Ready…The Clean Air Zone charge is coming on 1 June

Birmingham Clean Air Zone Charge

Get Ready …..The Clean Air Zone charge is coming on 1 June,  where high polluting vehicles will be charged to enter Birmingham City Centre.

(all roads within the A4540 Ring Road but not the ring road itself).

For cars, taxis and vans the charge is £8 per day, while HGVs, coaches and buses will be charged £50 per day and the onus will be on the driver to pay the charge.

BCC has said most petrol vehicles from 2006 onwards and diesel vehicles from 2015 will be compliant and there will be exemptions for some vehicles. More information and a series of webinars is available at https://www.brumbreathes.co.uk

November Lockdown Statement

Birmingham Wholesale Market

Firstly, on behalf of our tenants, I would like to express my thanks to all customers and visitors of the market for your support through this very tough period. Throughout this time we have continued to supply the freshest produce to the West Midlands and beyond without the need to close our doors.

We have previously had to adopt a policy of not allowing private buyers on to the market until such time that we were able to have mitigation in place to accept those customers who were not legitimate food businesses, however, now that we have better control measures in place we believe that this can continue during the latest lockdown. One caution on this would be if we found there to be a major outbreak of ‘panic buying’ whereby we would always give precedence to those businesses over any private/public purchasers.

All customers and visitors must wear a face covering which covers their nose and mouth at all times whilst upon the estate. Any customer or visitor without face coverings will not be allowed into the estate and if found not be wearing such around the market, they will be asked to leave until such time that they are prepared to adhere to Government Guidelines.

Please note that the use of a face-covering should not be seen as a substitute for social distancing. Please continue to observe rules regarding appropriate distancing whilst on the market estate.

For further information please see our face-covering guidance by clicking the link below. Once again, we thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Pedalling Pantry films with BBC at the market

Pedalling Pantry owner Jas at the Birmingham Wholesale Market

It was great to see Jas from Pedalling Pantry at the market today being filmed by BBC West Midlands for a piece which will show soon. Pedalling Pantry is a zero-waste sustainable green shop on two wheels that delivers fresh Fruit and Veg to customers across Birmingham City Centre. A lot of the produce is sourced from the Wholesale Market too which is great @bbcmtd @pedalling_pantry

#eatfreshinbrum

COVID-19 UPDATE

Stay 2m apart when on site at the Birmingham Wholesale Market

Despite concern over the Covid-19 pandemic, the market continues to operate as normal for BUSINESS USERS ONLY. The Market is not open to the General Public and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.  Birmingham Wholesale Market Company Ltd understands the high importance of keeping the fresh produce supply chain open to the West Midlands and wider public

We continue to monitor available guidance and working with our partners to ensure the market continues to operate safely, allowing businesses here to trade effectively.

We thank you for your continued custom at this difficult time.

Coronavirus – General Hygiene

Birmingham Wholesale Market continue to work closely with Birmingham City Council to monitor the global Coronavirus situation and prepare for any escalation.

Initial tests suggest the virus can be passed from human to human. In the same way you’d protect against flu and other nasty bugs, it’s important to practise good hygiene. Make sure you:

  • Wash hands regularly with warm water and soap, especially before handling and consuming food.
  • Cough and sneeze into tissues, then put them in the bin. Don’t leave them lying around. If you haven’t got a tissue, cover your mouth when you cough.
  • Avoid close contact with people who appear unwell.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth, as these areas are prime gateways for germs to enter the body.
  • Avoid sharing personal items with others.

Please contact us if you have any queries.

Director of Asian Business Chamber of Commerce visits market

Head of Asian Business at the Chamber of Commerce visits the Birmingham Wholesale Market
From Left to Right- Charles Brant, Eddie Price, Anjum Khan and Rob Nixon at the Birmingham Wholesale Market

The Director of Asian Business at the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce visited the Market this week. Anjum Khan was taken on a tour of the market and spoke to many traders about business in the second city and how the transition has gone from the old market too new.  The team from the chamber very impressed with the new market and look forward do doing more promotional work with the Wholesale Market.

Tenant supports two Homeless Charities in Birmingham

One of our tenants at the Market, Mr Muhammad Loonat of Bidwalla (Fruit and vegetables) Ltd is a generous supporter of several charities and projects in the Birmingham area and we thought we should give a mention to his fantastic work.

Notably he has supported the AS-SUFFA Institute Outreach initiative for over 6 years which includes assisting the homeless in the city.

https://www.as-suffa.org/

He also supports the SIFA Fireside. SIFA Fireside works with homeless and vulnerably housed adults in Birmingham to provide immediate help and achieve lasting change. It is our vision that all homeless and vulnerably-housed people in Birmingham can access the services they need to achieve a more stable, healthier life.

https://www.sifafireside.co.uk

It’s always fantastic to hear stories of tenants helping these wonderful causes.