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.
As 2017 drew to a close, local firms reported an upturn in domestic demand, consistency in their international output and more money allocated to training members of their workforce. Nevertheless, access to skilled talent remains a problem for businesses across the region and stagnant wage growth coupled with escalating levels of inflation continue to have a detrimental impact on household spending – a key driver of economic growth in the UK.