Spotlight on Birmingham
Birmingham is booming. As cranes fill the skyline, the UK’s second city is establishing itself as one of the most popular locations in Europe to invest in – even more so than London. Thanks to its economic and strategic importance within the UK, Birmingham is attracting billions of pounds worth of investment in citywide retail, commercial and residential space as well as historic infrastructure projects.
There’s no doubt that Birmingham has grasped its opportunity to be recognised on the world stage, winning the bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games and playing host to the headquarters of global businesses such as HSBC, Deutsche Bank and PwC.
By targeting key areas for investment, Birmingham has developed the largest business and professional services (BPS) employment hub outside of London, demanding the attention of both domestic and foreign investors that are looking to take advantage of a much wider client base and accelerating employment figures, not to mention faster growth than that of the capital.