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Our city and region is ready for you and your business. Explore this snapshot to find out why.

Connected city


Connected city

We have regional, national, European and global connections. To keep us ahead £1.3 billion will be invested in our networks by 2015.

Easy access to 400 million people across Europe

90% of UK consumers are within four hours travel time

High Speed 2 rail  – London in less than 45 minutes 

50 airlines serving more than 140 routes worldwide

Multi-sector strengths


Multi-sector strengths

Our talented people use their skills and expertise across a range of key sectors.

60% of the UK’s automotive R&D from the region

More BPFS companies than Zurich, Manchester and Edinburgh

23,700 people in architecture and engineering

500 medical technology companies, more than any other UK region

Space to breathe


Space to breathe

Birmingham was voted best UK city outside of London for quality of life (Mercer Quality of Living 2012).

With more than 600 parks and open spaces and Sutton Park as one of the largest urban parks in Europe there is always space to breathe

Slow down. Explore more miles of canal than Venice

Secure future - 10 Local Nature Reserves and 156 designated nature conservation sites

World class city of culture


World class city of culture

Indoors, outdoors, participate, watch or find space and quiet to get away from it all. You will always be able to relax and unwind.

Birmingham was ranked among the New York Times’ top 20 international destinations to visit.

Explore cuisine from more than 27 countries and dine in more Michelin star restaurants than any other English city outside London

More than 500,000 works of art in one square mile

High quality workforce


High quality workforce

Our large talent pool is highly ranked now. It will stay that way.

4.3 million people of working age within an hour of the city

Over 300,000 students and 100,000 graduates within an hour’s drive of the city

A digital hub - for example 21% of the UK's games industry workforce is here

Nearly 1 million people speak a second language

Growth engine


Growth engine

Our £94 billion regional economy will grow 20% by 2020

Innovative economic zones generating £1.5bn and 50,000 new jobs

Home to 75,000 companies, 1,190 of which are international

Our population will grow to 1.17million by 2018 (ONS)

Birmingham New Street helps move nearly 25million passengers annually

Europe's youngest city, with under 25's nearly 40% of our population

Bold regeneration


Bold regeneration

We are investing £18 billion by 2026 in a bold 21st Century regeneration plan.

£1.3 billion will be invested in road, rail and air networks by 2015

£25 million is going in to the Digital Media Academy and £188 million on the new Library of Birmingham

£600 million redevelopment of New Street Station is underway

Investment enquiries

If you'd like to discuss how we can help with your business location or expansion requirements, please complete our short enquiry form or contact us via any of the methods below:

+44 (0)121 202 5022

Email the Investment team

Marketing Birmingham
Baskerville House 
          2 Centenary Square 
          B1 2ND

Media Enquiries

For press enquiries please contact:

Rebecca Bannister

PR Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 7375 079 746

Email Rebecca

Meet the Business Birmingham team

David Fisken

Head of Business Attraction

Andrew Dunbar

Head of International Relations, China
Business Attraction

+44 (0) 121 202 5050

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Roy Meredith

Senior Business Development Manager
Business Attraction

+44 (0) 121 202 5035

Email Roy

Helen Miller-Viney

Senior Business Development Manager (Life Sciences)
Business Attraction

+44 (0) 121 202 5052

Email Helen

David Shepherd

Senior Business Development Manager (Automotive)
Business Growth

+44 (0)121 202 5093

Email David

Richard Sutherland

Manager - Business Growth Team

+44 (0) 121 202 5036

Email Richard

Yuen-Wai Leung

Senior Business Development Executive
Business Attraction

+44 (0) 121 202 5108

Email Yuen-Wai

Marcia Beckford-Seales

Senior Business Development Executive
Business Growth

+44 (0) 121 202 5113

Email Marcia

Natalie King

Senior Business Development Executive
Business Growth

+44 (0) 121 202 5091

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