Locating in Birmingham

Locating in Birmingham

Locating into a new city can be a daunting and challenging project

Business Birmingham aims to take the stress out of the project by providing companies moving into the city with a ‘soft-landing’ approach, providing tailored support to ensure all challenges are minimised and allowing companies to focus on their key business requirements.

This helps to ensure that the new location project runs smoothly from the outset, minimising any disruption to the company’s normal business operations. We are happy to offer the following support to the client looking to establish their presence in the city:

Property search and visits

Utilising our comprehensive relationships with commercial agents and property owners throughout the city, Business Birmingham can quickly organise details and viewings of all the most suitable properties for all clients needs.  From Grade A offices and suites through to urban creative offices, incubators, co-working spaces, industrial space and new sites, we can advise on every aspect of new commercial premises.

Business information and intelligence

Business Birmingham has access to extensive research (both sector specific and broadly commercial) and can provide information across a wide range of subjects and criteria to help companies build a business case or to investigate specific business opportunities (for example – labour, sector, talent pool, business services, competition information and much more).

PR and communications

Marketing Birmingham has a highly respected PR and communications team that can provide publicity and exposure for companies moving into the city. Recent successes have included profiles on national and regional TV and radio news programmes together with extensive press and digital coverage (please note that as with all PR activities, the amount of coverage cannot be guaranteed).

Substantial hotel discounts within the city centre

Via it’s ‘Meet Birmingham’ division, Business Birmingham is able to offer substantially discounted corporate rates at all the hotels within the city centre, for individual one-night stays through to extended multiple occupancy requirements.  In addition, we are able to provide details on exclusively discounted serviced apartments through the city to assist staff relocating into the area.

Recruitment

One of the strongest requirements for any company moving into a new location or setting up a new operation, Business Birmingham can alleviate a lot of the challenges in ensuring companies select and recruit the best candidates quickly.  We have partnerships with the leading recruitment agencies, head-hunters, and university graduate schemes within the area and are able to help you realise a cost-efficient, flexible and effective solution to all your recruitment needs.

Introductions to business networks. We have a wide network of partners within the business, professional and financial services sectors and are able to provide introductions to companies throughout and, in some cases, arrange for specifically bespoke services to be offered.

Introductions to commercial partners & business opportunities

From our extensive relationships and partnerships through the Greater Birmingham area and beyond we can provide  introductions and establish meeting with sector and business specific networks and organisations, University Centres Of Excellence, local partners, national and regional key private and public sector contacts and to our own Commercial Partners programme.

Relocation support 

Business Birmingham has a dedicated Relocation Services Team to help with every step of the relocation process – helping staff, companies and individuals to discover and find their feet in Birmingham.

The services are a first of their kind. As the strategic marketing partnership for the city, Marketing Birmingham is aware of all that is happening in and around Birmingham.

We have an extensive network of strategic partners across a range of sectors including property, tourism, education, events and the local cultural ecosystem. Using this wealth of local knowledge, we offer services that are specialised and tailored to those who are moving to Birmingham and the wider region.

The Relocation Services Function has developed the following tools and services which could be used to support all staff that would need to relocate to the area:

  •  Relocation web portal
  •  Relocation tool
  •  Concierge Enquiries Service
  •  Familiarisation Events
  •  Marketing Collateral.