Chair of GBSLEP, Steve Hollis comments on former Chair Andy Street’s Mayoral win

Commenting on today’s West Midlands Mayoral race win for Andy Street, Steve Hollis Chair of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP said:

“Today’s mayoral election result marks an exciting new phase for the region with a significant transfer of powers from Whitehall to the West Midlands. The new Mayor will be an important figure in the bid to increase productivity and drive prosperity in the region, putting us even more firmly on the international stage. We congratulate and look forward to working closely with Andy Street to ensure the region reaches its full potential.

“Having worked closely with Andy during his time as Chair of the GBSLEP, we have no doubt that he will do a fantastic job as Mayor, working with the Combined Authority and key partners across the private, public, academic and voluntary sectors to lead the West Midlands successfully in continuing to increase economic growth and improving the well-being of residents across the whole region.”