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How do we help businesses?

The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce has represented local businesses since 1813. The GBCC’s Policy & Strategic Relationships Team works with and on behalf of our members to help make Greater Birmingham the best possible place to start, grow, move or invest in a business.


The team's role is to:



Research

Trends and businesses views’ on key issues

Inform

Businesses about economic developments and policy changes

Engage

stakeholders & campaign on our members’ behalf


Representing Local Businesses - GBCC Manifesto

The GBCC Manifesto provides a high level overview of the GBCC’s position on a range of key issues for businesses. Topics include:

  • Role of Chambers
  • Transport and Connectivity
  • Growth and Business Support
  • Community and Safety

Download the GBCC Manifesto


Your Representatives

The Policy & Strategic Relationships team work closely with the GBCC Chamber Council to understand and reflect the priorities of local businesses. Chamber Council is made up of GBCC members elected to represent the views of the wider membership and help prioritise GBCC policy and campaigns activity. Find out about Your Representatives here.

The GBCC CEO and Policy & Strategic Relationships Team represent GBCC members on the following public sector boards and groups:

  • GBS LEP Birmingham Employment & Skills Board
  • GBS LEP Business & Innovation Board
  • GBS LEP Growing Businesses Board
  • GBS LEP Growth Team
  • GBS LEP Place Board
  • HS2 Communications Group
  • HS2 Local Delivery Team
  • HS2 Supply Chain Work-Stream Group
  • Midlands Business Forum (Midlands Engine)
  • Midlands Connect Communications Group
  • Midlands Connect Strategic Planning Group
  • The Birmingham Youth Partnership (Birmingham City Council)
  • The Midlands Connect Steering Group
  • The West Midlands Mayor’s Business Advisory Group

The GBCC Policy & Strategic Relationships Team

The GBCC Policy & Strategic Relationships Team can be contacted about their work, sponsoring reports, commissioning research and participation in GBCC campaigns via the details below:

Henrietta Brealey

Director of Policy & Strategic Relationships

Spokesperson on:

The Economy
Brexit
The Industrial Strategy & Diversity in Business

Raj Kandola

Senior Policy & Patron Advisor

Spokesperson on:

The Economy
Business Rates
Transport & Infrastructure

Emily Stubbs

Policy & Patron Advisor

Spokesperson on:

Employment & Skills

The GBCC Policy & Strategic Relationships Team can be contacted about their work, sponsoring reports, commissioning research and participation in GBCC campaigns on 0121 607 1868 or emailing policy@birmingham-chamber.com. Alternatively you can fill out our enquiry form here.