Birmingham Health Partners

Birmingham Health Partners is a strategic alliance between University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, University of Birmingham, Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham Women’s Hospital, bringing together clinical, scientific and academic excellence across an integrated medical and Life Sciences campus.

The long term objectives of BHP are to improve healthcare; contribute to the local economy through job creation and inward investment into the biomedical sector, and increase public engagement and education about biomedicine and clinical research through increased enrolment into early and late phase clinical trials.

Its short term strategic objectives focus on the identification, adoption and spread of innovation and best practice, through the alignment of healthcare delivery, research and training.

Support Services

Our academic centres produce several thousand life science graduates each year, in numerous disciplines such as biomedical sciences, medicine, neuroscience, dental science and healthcare management.

There are several regional initiatives to continue the flow of students into our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) talent pool:

The University of Birmingham has established a STEM Education Centre, as a direct legacy of the National HE STEM Programme. The Centre is delivering a range of STEM enhancement and enrichment activities across the University.

Located at Birmingham City University’s Centre for Enterprise Systems, the Academy Cube’s UK National Office aims to develop the strategic alignment with the STEM agenda in the UK and Ireland to build the next generation of talent for industry, addressing the challenges of employability, skilling and apprenticeship opportunities.

Government funding has created the STEAMhouse project at Birmingham City University, driving the creation of up to 10,000 jobs and is a project between businesses, academics, artists (Art) and local communities.
Birmingham City Council and Business Birmingham also provide bespoke training and recruitment services to meet the business needs of investors.


There may be potential discretionary funding support available through Birmingham City Council, the Midlands Engine and Finance Birmingham, depending on the nature of the investment project. The Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) also offer financial support to SMEs through the Business Growth Programme.

There are also significant private investment funds and advisors based in the region, which Business Birmingham can facilitate introductions to.

For more information on how we can help contact us on 0121 202 5022 or email [email protected]

Business Birmingham

Business Birmingham is the city’s award winning inward investment agency for the UK’s second city, the link to establishing or growing a company’s presence in Greater Birmingham. We are the access point to Greater Birmingham’s business networks and to the numerous benefits from the region’s strong enterprise culture.

We work with investing companies by creating strategic, relevant partnerships, which in turn generate long-lasting business solutions.

By taking this consultative approach with local, national and global businesses, we can provide relevant information and a comprehensive package of support services. Through us, companies have direct access to a unique network of skills, knowledge and assistance.

Solihull For Success

Supported by a highly-qualified skills base and strong track record in high-value business activities, Solihull continues to draw interest from global corporations and small entrepreneurial businesses alike, paving the way for innovation and growth.

UK Central (UKC) is a unique concentration of strategic economic assets and infrastructure at the heart of the UK’s transport network. Comprising of Birmingham Airport, the NEC and the planned HS2 development, UKC is already a key driver of the regional economy, attracting investment and creating jobs.

UK Central is located in the centre of the UK, less than an hour from London and with direct air links to major European capitals, the United States, Asia and the Middle East.