The Birmingham Toolkit

Attracting inward investment

  • Business Birmingham has helped deliver over 11,000 new jobs in the past 3 years, driven more projects and initiatives than ever before as well as achieving record levels of capital investment into the city.
  • With an overseas presence in North America, India, Germany, Australia and China, Business Birmingham now has one of the most expansive international reaches of any city in the UK.
  • As Birmingham’s economic zones and city centre enterprise zone develop, momentum will continue to build amongst investors, developers, supply chains and occupiers. 
  • Fostering good relationships with investors and their advisers continues to be key. The Business Birmingham team partners with the local business community in order to introduce investors to Birmingham’s compelling offer
  • With significant centres of excellence in areas such as HR, law and financial services, the impetus in niche sectors such as e-commerce and social media are gaining the city national and international plaudits. 
  • The city's global reputation is also growing in life sciences and digital media, seeing more investment channels continuing to open up.
  • More than ever, investors are increasingly considering alternatives to London and being seduced by the Greater Birmingham region. 
  • Excellent links and connectivity aside, it is the combination of a high quality, highly energised workforce and cost efficiencies that are catching the eyes of major players like Deutsche Bank, ASOS and DHL.
  • The Business Catalyst programme helps many new businesses to set up and expand by reducing the associated risks. It offers attractive incentives such as rent-free periods, free and discounted space, subsidised recruitment costs, PR support, legal, banking and accountancy advice.