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Relocating to anywhere can be a major upheaval. It pays to do your research well, and discover as much as you can around your chosen area. This article looks at Birmingham and highlights what you can expect from Britain’s second biggest city.
If you need to attract business from abroad you might like to think about how business people or customers are going to get to you and just where they are going to stay once they get off the plane at Birmingham airport. There are many Birmingham south hotels to choose from, plus many others.
Birmingham is also a rapidly growing city and, according to the Office for National Statistics, should reach a population of 1.17 million by 2028, so if your business depends on there being plenty of people to pitch to, this city is the one for you.
If your business is supporting some other kind of service, such as the Birmingham conference and exhibition centre, the NEC (National Exhibition Centre) then you might want to be situated nearby.
It may also be important for your workforce to live close, too, especially if their wages mean they would not be able to finance the weekday cost of a Birmingham hotel, so a city with a bustling population on the doorstep, such as Birmingham is ideal.
It is said that Birmingham is the youngest and most diverse city in the UK. It also boasts an accessible network of business contacts. It is also connected to the heart of the transport network in the country as it has excellent links to air, road and rail.
It is easy to get to as it is situated in the middle of the country and has clear signposting of all the major attractions, shops and venues throughout. You’ll find a rich pool of talent from the universities here so employers do not have to look very far for skilled workers who fit the bill.
In the past 30 years the city has transformed itself from being an automotive manufacturing hub to one that now focuses on services. This was as a direct result of regeneration investment when the manufacturing industry declined.
The redevelopment of the city centre was designed to promote growth in service sector employment in areas such as business and professional services, plus those involved in attracting visitors such as tourism, conferencing and hospitality, hence the plentiful number of hotels in Birmingham.
In spite of the recession, there is still major redevelopment going on in the city. Around £600 million is being spent on Birmingham’s New Street Station to increase capacity to 52 million people per year and improve the travel experience for them. The dream is to transform the hub of the nation’s rail network into a “21st Century gateway”.
And then there is the £189 million investment into The Library of Birmingham, which will create one of the largest public libraries in Europe. The library is due for completion in 2013. And finally, the multi-billion pound regeneration investment into the Eastside – the aim is to stretch the city’s core eastwards in the hopes of creating thousands of jobs.
Convinced yet? Next step is to look for the right premises.
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