The Greater Birmingham Quarterly Business Report

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 latest Quarterly Business Report



Increase in Domestic Sales


Increase in Exports


Expect Turnover to Increase


Grew Their Workforce

Surveying for our latest Quarterly Business Report took place after the majority of Covid-19 related restrictions had been lifted across the country and it’s great to see positive sentiment coursing through the veins of the Greater Birmingham business community.

In particular, domestic demand has risen to a level not seen since the end of 2018. Export sales, investment in capital expenditure and recruitment activity all mirror the levels we saw prior to the outbreak of the pandemic. Turnover and profitability projections have also continued their upward trajectory as businesses look ahead to the next twelve months.


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