The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Business Report (QBR) offers an up to date snapshot of the performance of the Greater Birmingham business community. It is the most comprehensive regular report of its kind in the city region.
Underpinning our report is data gathered from quarterly surveys on key indicators such as sales, exports, investment intentions and recruitment difficulties. The Chambers surveys businesses across the Greater Birmingham Area, which includes Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield & Tamworth, Cannock Chase and Burton-on-Trent. The Quarterly Business Report is sponsored by Birmingham City University.
Each report is launched at high profile event with a panel of experts and CEOs sharing their insights on key trends. For more information on our upcoming events visit the GBCC events calendar.
The results from the latest Quarterly Business Report offer a mixture of hope and concern. Hope in the sense that it is reassuring to see an upturn in activity related to domestic demand, export demand, hiring levels and investment plans – albeit considerably lower than the output we saw prior to the advent of the crisis. However, price pressures are creeping upwards and concerns related to levels of cash flow remain worryingly apparent.