“You don't build a business, you build people, then people build the business.”



Legacy Centre of Excellence, opened in September 2019, is Europe’s largest independent Black-owned Business and Arts Centre, which facilitates the need of the local community through the arts, jobs, training and education.

Working to raise the aspirations of the local and the wider BAME community, we pride ourselves on being pioneers

of black excellence through creative engagement and business ventures. With partners including Birmingham City Council, Arts Council England and Metro Mayor himself Andy Street CBE, we have built up a strong rapport within our neighbourhood and beyond.

Legacy COE exists to offer great cultural, artistic, economic, youth, educational and business development related activities that uplift and upskill particularly the next generation. We do this by providing the best in events, event space, accessible and affordable workspace workshops and projects that encourage people to come together in a safe curated space, which puts their individual and collective needs at the heart.

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our team

Our team is made up of committed professionals, experienced in arts, event management, community development, business development, and project management.

We are committed to training and developing the next generation of front-of-house, management, and technical staff in the arts and business.

Local, National and International

We are an organisation rooted in one of Birmingham’s most diverse and marginalised communities and we are committed to aiding the development of our local socio-economic ecology/community. However, we have a national profile and partnerships and an international audience.

We have a program to develop excellence within the local ecology in arts, business and economics, culture, youth development, STEM and education.

We are keen to work with organisations who share the same objectives and have synergy with our values.