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 robust nature of the regional economy continues to endure regardless of wider political and economic uncertainty. It was pleasing to see growth in the levels of domestic and international demand across the board, coupled with a rise in recruitment levels for firms in both the service and manufacturing industry. Whilst businesses remain under pressure to raise prices, levels of optimism remain high, particularly when it comes to turnover projections for the next 12 months.