Business sectors within the region
Financial & Business Services
Food & Drink
- International support
- Business Growth
- Financial support
- World wide offices
- Starting up
About the region
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- Living here
- Economic climate
- Business Locations
The British Midlands is maintaining its strong reputation as a major UK powerhouse for business and innovation and as one of the most appealing economic areas in the country. Attracted by the ease with which they can set up, operate and flourish, companies are finding that the region provides the ideal environment, people and markets for their businesses.
After the United States, the UK is the second most popular destination for international investment and within the UK the British Midlands attracts one of the highest numbers of overseas investment into the UK.
The British Midlands welcomed 200 successful international investment projects last year, helping to create and secure a wealth of quality jobs in the region.
For each project, the British Midlands’ International Investment team, together with its partners throughout the region, provided specialist advice to prospective investors. The comprehensive, tailored and confidential support available helps companies relocate to the region and benefit from first-rate infrastructure, a highly skilled labour pool and outstanding research from world-class universities.
Taking into account the individual needs of each company, the team ensured that the most appropriate guidance was offered, such as arranging regional visits and introducing companies to key intermediaries (such as banks); ensuring they received professional support from experts who really understood their businesses.
David Wallace, International & Innovation Director, said: “The British Midlands has a globally competitive offer in transport technologies, ICT, and Business and financial services with world-class companies and strong research and innovation capabilities. We are committed to building on this international reputation, and other priority sectors such as drug development, medical devices, food and drink technologies and alternative or renewable energies.
“Inward investment plays a vital role in bringing high-quality, well-paid and interesting jobs to the region. So it is essential to those living and working in the British Midlands that such activities continue to ensure economic prosperity and exciting career opportunities for all.”
To find out more about relocating to the British Midlands and becoming part of this vibrant economy, please contact us.