HSBC move it’s UK headquarters to Birmingham

One of the biggest property and jobs deals in recent years for Birmingham, HSBC bank is moving it’s UK headquarters from London to Birmingham.

The bank will be moving into the Arena central development on Broad Street in 2018.

I took the pictures first thing on Tuesday morning, from the top of Birmingham library, which was an ideal location, as the site was directly opposite.

Previous post-Alternative view of Arena Central

HSBC Bank Headquarters Birmingham

Neil Rami of Marketing Birmingham, Antonio Simoes and Alan Keir of HSBC and Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore

By 2pm, the pictures were released to all media, the coverage for Birmingham went worldwide.

This week the Birmingham Post are using my images to illustrate an exclusive interview with HSBC Bank chief executive Alan Keir.

HSBC Bank chief executive Alan Keir and Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore

HSBC Bank chief executive Alan Keir and Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore

HSBC, Birmingham City Council and Marketing Birmingham meeting in Birmingham library

HSBC, Birmingham City Council and Marketing Birmingham meeting in Birmingham library


More examples of my PR and Marketing photography




Buy Land, they don’t make it anymore

I’ve just uploaded the first images of my new personal project.

Buy land, they don’t make it anymore.

With suitable building land becoming a scarce commodity, there is an ever increasing demand for land to build homes on in the UK, this series of pictures examines where next for existing, and new housing estates.

New housing Birmingham

New Houses Longbridge, Birmingham 2015 ©Edward Moss


Dog selfies at Crufts

One of the more unusual PR photography jobs I’ve covered, pet food brand Canidae unveiled the world’s first pet selfie mirror on its stand at Crufts 2015.

crufts 2015 dog selfie

Puzzle, a fox red labrador tries the world’s first dog selfie mirror ©Edward Moss

The Pet Selfie Mirror worked by triggering a pressure sensor when the pet steps into place, taking a photograph and sharing this to the Canidae Facebook and Twitter pages.

crufts dog selfie mirror

Puzzle turned out to be a bit of a poser  ©Edward Moss

Working under the very dark and orange lights inside the NEC, Birmingham, the brief was to take a series of images to send out the all media outlets. A simple lighting setup, along with quick and effective set styling ensured quality PR images were sent to the client and national wire services.


Campaign pictures for the RLSS

Results of a very cold day shooting along the canal near to Leamington Spa for the Royal Life Saving Society.

Royal life saving society

Royal life saving society Runners and walkers adverts.

The photographs are published across all the RLSS social media channels, as part of the campaign to highlight the risks of walking and running near to water.

RLSS runners and walkers


Demolition of Central and ATV television studios in Birmingham

For those of us who grew up in the 1970’s and 80’s many hours were spent watching television programmes that were made in the ATV and Central television studios on Broad Street in Birmingham.

Central stopped broadcasting from the site in 1997 when they moved to the current Gas Street studio.
From these buildings some of televisions finest, and not so classic programmes were made, Tiswas, Bullseye, Blockbusters, Supermarket Sweep and of course, Crossroads.

Central TV studios Broad Street Birmingham

Central TV studios Broad Street Birmingham-5×4 Kodak Ektar ©Edward Moss

Central TV studios Broad Street Birmingham

Demolition of the old Central TV studios, Broad Street Birmingham ©Edward Moss

1982 film of the changeover from ATV to a new era of Midlands broadcasting, Central television.

The area will now become part of the Arena Central development.