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.
The team, of around 60 people, are mainly based at our offices in central Birmingham – as well as working out in different parts of the region. We’re all passionate about unlocking the potential for the West Midlands. We are working together to create a culture that delivers with everyone looking to be proactive leaders, act as trusted partners and be creative in their approach.
Meet the team
Here’s two of the team talking about their roles:
About our business
The region’s Local Enterprise Partnerships, local authorities, universities and a wide range of businesses across the private sector came together to create the Growth Company. At the heart of our business is building the West Midlands’ reputation nationally and internationally as a place to visit, work and invest, to help attract businesses, capital investment, events and tourists. Our vision is of a confident and prosperous West Midlands where everyone shares in an improved quality of life.
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.
We are proud to work together in an open, diverse and inclusive environment. There is an active social committee who organise a range of events from summer drinks to an office bake-off.