The ‘Business‘ pillar describes and supports the elements of the Strategy for Growth which we see as underpinning the business environment across the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership.

The three ‘Business Enablers’, work cohesively with the enablers from our other two pillars; people and place. Together, we believe they contain the keys to achieving our vision of ensuring we are delivering, and that progress is transparent. We have committed to a set of stretching (yet deliverable) targets to evidence our progress.


Business enablers


With a strong business lead from the GBSLEP Board, this area is where we focus on the critical issues that facilitate growth: finance, advice, regulations, space, social enterprise and inward investment.

Activity is already taking place to achieve many of the aims.

However, we are clear that to achieve our aims, the GBSLEP needs to raise its game, to work with partners and be bold in pushing for something bigger and better to deliver.

As with all our themes, activity under the ‘Business’ pillar interacts and relies upon outcomes across the other pillars, particularly with delivery of the ‘Skills Ask’ element of the City Deal which is critical to support employment growth.

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