West Midlands business professionals were told manufacturers are leading the region’s fight back when the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) held its latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) breakfast event.
The results of the Chamber’s QES, which is sponsored by recruitment and people development agency Katie Bard, were presented at an event hosted by PwC.
The report found that 50 per cent of manufacturers increased home market sales, up 10 per cent from the previous quarter, while orders were also buoyant with 52 per cent reporting an increase from 37 per cent in the previous quarter.
Paul Faulkner, chief executive of the GBCC, and John Mortimer, co-founder and chief executive of the Angela Mortimer group and Katie Bard, were among the speakers at the event. Paul Swinney, senior economist from the Centre for Cities, and Richard Parker, partner at PwC, were also on hand to share their thoughts.