Smarter companies are moving to a place where business thrives and opportunity comes alive. A place that's already recognised as one of the best locations in the UK for new headquarters* and the most entrepreneurial city outside London, where over 18,000 new businesses were registered during 2014.*

They’re moving to Birmingham, where a young graduate population is helping to drive an economy that saw a 98% year-on-year increase of jobs created by inward investment in 2014.** And where a combination of multi-lingual skills base and truly affordable housing has created a business destination that’s pushing the capital all the way.

* Source: Mercer Quality of Life Index, 2015.
**Source: Marketing Birmingham.


Planned to open in 2026, the new high speed HS2 rail link will connect Birmingham with London faster than ever before. Current travel time: 1 hr 24 mins. New travel time: 49 mins.

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    No.1 Most attractive UK regional city for quality of life

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    98% Year-on-year increase of more jobs created by inward investment

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    18,337 new businesses were registered in Birmingham in 2014

Bullring Shopping Centre

Get ready to shop til you drop (if you can stop!) at The Bullring – the city's most famous retail outlet. Home to over 160 stylish shops (including one of the largest John Lewis stores in the country, an Apple Store, Debenhams and Zara), plus restaurants, cafés and much more.

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    18 leading universities within a one hour drive

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    Access to 400 million
    people across Europe

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    Home to 70,000 companies including more than 1,400 international firms

Birmingham City University

A £125 million extension to the university's campus is a key feature of the Eastside Locks development. The first phase opened its doors in 2013.

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