BQ & UMi logos

We are pleased to unveil our new name and new look for your news and Breakfast Bulletin: UMi.

We’ve been thinking for quite some time how we can continue to help our community go further. In addition to bringing you inspiring stories and features, we’re also going to help take the hard work out of finding and using the best sources of information, expertise and finance.

As UMi, we will continue to celebrate and inspire entrepreneurship. It will be the same team bringing you your daily Breakfast Bulletin with the same great service you expect.

Alongside this, on this new website, you'll find even more stories supplemented with expert-led webinars, ebooks, funding information and more, all with the aim of helping you and your business go further.

What’s happening to Business Quarter (BQ)? 

BQ is an UMi-owned brand for our news service. We are using our 10-year anniversary as a great opportunity to have a refresh and bring BQ into the main UMi website. We believe having everything in one place and under our UMi brand will deliver more effectively on our mission to take the hard work out of finding and using the best information, expertise and finance to help your business go further. 
What changes will I see? 

Your UMi news service will be different in the following ways: 

What doesn’t change? 

  • Same company  
  • Same journalists 
  • Same service 

When will the changeover happen? 

Everything will change automatically on Wednesday 6 November 2019. 
What do I need to do? 

Nothing! We will automatically transfer your Breakfast Bulletin subscription and there will be redirects in place for the UMi website. We’ll let you know when the changeover has happened so you can bookmark the new website and add us to your email safe senders list.  
Will I need to re-subscribe to the Breakfast Bulletin? 

No, because we’re the same company and we’re only updating what we call our news service and the branding, your subscription will continue as usual. 
How can I unsubscribe from the Breakfast Bulletin? 

Every Breakfast Bulletin we send contains a link you can use to unsubscribe or update your preferences.  
What will happen to all the existing content on the UMi website? 

We’ll be bringing our archive of inspiring stories over to the new site so you can access our latest news and features as well as searching for older content.  
How can I contribute a news story or feature? 

We welcome contributions of positive news and features that celebrate, inspire, inform and educate our community of entrepreneurs. You can send these to and see further information on our contributors' page.     
Let’s talk 

If your question isn’t answered here, give us a call on 0191 716 1000, email us at or get in touch on our social channels and we’ll be happy to help.

Neina Sheldon
Article by Neina Sheldon
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