Birmingham: Engine of the Midlands
Birmingham is not only the UK’s largest city outside London, but also one of the country’s biggest financial centres. The relocation of firms such as Deutsche Bank and HSBC will increase the number of affluent professionals making their home here. The diversity of the city’s £90bn economy is supported by its reputation as a hub for creative industry and thought of as one of UKs faster growing centres for digital media.
There is a wealth of opportunities for companies seeking to expand or invest in Birmingham. The city has exceptional connections to local, national and international destinations. It lies at the heart of the UK’s road network and boasts an international airport serving 9 million passengers per year to 140 direct and scheduled charter routes. The proposed HS2 rail link will cut travel time between Birmingham and London to less than 50 minutes.
At the moment, Birmingham is going through a really exciting, really energetic renaissance.
Tim Pile, Chairman, GBSLEP