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.
Against a backdrop of uncertainty, it was perhaps unsurprising to see a slight fall in domestic demand, steadiness in export demand, lower recruitment levels and stagnant levels of investment in both training staff and capital expenditure. In contrast, it was reassuring to see price pressures easing slightly for local firms along with notable levels of confidence maintained in regards to turnover and profitability projections.