Midlands business leaders attending an economic event in Birmingham heard that business confidence remains mixed – according to the results of a recent survey.
The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) held its Quarterly Business Report (QBR) event at Birmingham City University’s Curzon Building, where over 80 guests debated key issues facing businesses in the year ahead.
Leading recruitment firm Katie Bard – winners of the Excellence in People Development Award at the GBCC Awards – was sponsoring its last edition of the QBR, having become the first company to partner with the GBCC back in 2014.
A panel of speakers at the event included Greg Lowson, president of the GBCC, Professor Mark Gilman from Birmingham City University, Professor David Bailey from Aston University and Adrian Maxwell, managing director of cappuccino and expresso coffee machine manufacturers Fracino.
John Mortimer, co-founder and chief executive of the Angela Mortimer group and Katie Bard, also spoke at the event and took the opportunity to brief guests on the Progressive Employers Group – a new series of events set to be launched by the firm in the next month.