About the West Midlands Growth Company
West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC) was established in 2017 to realise the Strategic Economic Plan and Local Industrial Strategy, focusing on securing investment in key sectors and driving major market opportunities; attracting transformational capital; and promoting the region as a great place to visit and work.
The West Midlands is entering a defining decade with the 5G testbed, 2021 City of Culture in Coventry, 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and HS2 arriving in 2026. At the West Midlands Growth Company our job is to attract businesses, investors and visitors to the region – domestically and from key international markets including US, Germany, China and India.
Our People and values
West Midlands is an exciting, vibrant and diverse region and West Midlands Growth Company aims to reflect this in all that we do. Our objective is that our work, services and employment practices will promote a positive impression of the region, and we will take every step to minimise or eliminate outdated preconceptions and stereotypes.
West Midlands Growth Company whole-heartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities in employment and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age, religious belief, sexual orientation or marital status.
We believe that it is in the company's best interests and of all those who work in it to attract, retain and develop a diverse pool of talent. We therefore seek to ensure that the human resources, talents and skills available throughout the community are considered when employment opportunities arise. We believe it is essential to the company's success to enable employees of all backgrounds to reach their full potential by encouraging a working environment that is inclusive to all.
What’s it like to work here
We are keen to create a one-team culture, with each person having an important role to play. Our mission-led approach means we focus on varied projects that fit with our core strategic areas. Our people are what makes our company special. People who work here are passionate about promoting the area – and are a friendly bunch.
Our values are:
TRUST - Trusted delivery partners
We do what we say we are going to do; collaborating with our stakeholders to deliver and achieve regional outcomes; leading the way for economic development using our knowledge and expertise.
RESPECT - Opinions matter
We believe everyone has the right to be listened to and be heard. We appreciate the impact of our actions and behave accordingly.
LEADERSHIP - We all lead by example
We lead by example, that means as an external ambassador to the business, and internally to our colleagues. We embrace innovation and creativity; empower innovation and creativity; and empower our teams to deliver quality transformative outcomes.
WELLBEING - Health, growth and inclusivity
We support and promote the wellbeing of everyone. We want to be an inclusive and engaged team, where everyone has a clear sense of purpose and courage. We encourage everyone to thrive in a way that makes them successful, resilient, healthy and happy, developing a growth mindset.