About Updates Media

Pioneers in local news & lifestyle content

About Updates Media

Pioneers in local news & lifestyle content


We understand the importance and value of delivering information that matters to locals, with a voice that truly cares.


Birmingham Updates started during the August 2011 riots to dispel myth and rumour in the city and has grown to become the trusted voice in the city.


Through our breaking and straight to the fact updates, we have grown organically to become the most engaged local media channel in the region with 570,000 followers and 26 million monthly views.

Our Team

Kyle Moore, Content & Account Executive

The newest member to the BU team, Kyle loves all things tech, you can normally find him in a dark server room or demolishing a bar of chocolate. Kyle is experienced in the news world, having run his own local news site in Birmingham for the past 6 years.

Oli Hills, The Numbers Guy

Having joined the team in January 2017, Oli has paved the way to working with brands to increase their reach and engagement with our audiences. Experienced in tech start-ups and finance, Oli is obsessed with data.

Loves all things cycling and golf with a soft spot for Newcastle United.

Drew Craythorne, Content & Account Executive

Drew enjoys getting out and about, finding the best places to visit for eating, drinking, observing and learning. She is incredibly passionate about her home-town and keeps her ear to the ground in order to bring readers the best of Birmingham.

Loves American style grub (especially Mac & Cheese), gin, Britney Spears and bad Nicolas Cage films.

Sally Farrant, Content & Account Executive

Sally writes innovative and cutting-edge news, always tailored towards our readership. She strives to be a groundbreaker in the social media world, following the latest trends and producing responsive content.

She is the self-proclaimed ‘Queen of Parmesan Cheese’. Sally has a passion for all things to do with the ancient world and loves a Krispy Kreme doughnut.

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