The Birmingham & Solihull Growth Barometer – Making Waves, bringing tech to the party
18 July 2019
BDO’s Birmingham & Solihull Growth Barometer confirms the Top 50 fastest-growing businesses in the West Midlands region and shows how just about any type of business can grow in the UK’s second-largest metropolis. Although manufacturing, engineering and business services companies make up 42% of the Top 50 list, there are a total of 13 industries featured.
Overall the fastest-growing businesses in the region created more than 2,600 jobs in the last year while generating an extra £950million of combined turnover.
This year’s look at Birmingham and Solihull features company insights from three thriving businesses in the Top 50, Mereway Group, Wavenet Group and McCann Central. As well as SevenCapital, property developer, on the recent and upcoming investments in the area which spell exciting times.
Gateleys and Shakespeare Martineau also speak about the surge of the legal market in Birmingham, and BDO Partner Richard Rose comments on the recent accountancy developments in the region.
BDO Partner Jon Gilpin, said: “Diversity helps to insulate an economy against shocks, as well as sending out positive signals to entrepreneurs, there is no particular industry that rules the roost here.”
For more information about the research or for a copy of the report, please get in touch with Jon Gilpin, Business Assurance Partner or Helen Underwood, Business Development Manager for the Midlands.