Get involved



Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP provides a unique opportunity to shape the economic development of this area – and in turn provide a positive impact on the local economy.

LEPs are business-led, meaning business leaders have a genuine say in areas like improving infrastructure, skills and business support. We need effective working relationships between the private and public sectors for the LEP to respond to the needs and interests of those who will create the jobs and generate the wealth that are at the heart of our vision.

  • Develop relationships with across the private and public sectors, including local authorities, universities and charitable-based organisations
  • Inform policy developments and programme planning
  • Ensure your voice is heard on the issues which affect you most – from skills to transport; investment to business support
  • Associate your organisation positively with a forward thinking partnership, responsible for delivering a more prosperous future for the area
  • Be credited on this site and, where appropriate, in our other communications.

Making a Contribution

There are a number of ways businesses and other stakeholders can support our work:

1) Contributing to policy development, such as helping us understand how the LEP can make planning more business friendly
2) Hosting meetings on your premises, including Board meetings and working groups
3) Administering working groups, donating staff time to provide an important secretariat function
4) Providing expert advice, such as on accessing European funding
5) Providing private sector funding, for example through a public-private partnership to deliver infrastructure priorities
6) Giving staff time and other pro-bono resources, such as seconding staff to assist in programme delivery.

Many businesses have already contributed to our work to date. These include:

Birmingham Chamber Group
Business engagement and policy development
Clarke Associates
Design and communication services

Federation of Small Businesses
Business engagement and policy development

Secondment of staff to the LEP Secretariat

Communication planning

Urban Communications
Writing and communications services

The following businesses have also made their premises available for meetings: