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Attracting Inward Investment Wednesday 15 May 2019


Matthew Hammond Chair West Midlands Growth Company

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Agenda Welcome address Matthew Hammond, Chair, West Midlands Growth Company West Midlands Investment Strategy Nicola Hewitt, Commercial Director, West Midlands Growth Company HSBC UK Investment in Birmingham and the Region Esmond Kensington, Head of Strategy and Chief of Staff, HSBC UK Panel Discussion Ian Cornock, Lead Director – Midlands Region, JLL (Chair) Professor Clive Roberts, Professor of Railway Systems and Director of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education - University of Birmingham. Esmond Kensington, Head of Strategy and Chief of Staff - HSBC UK Jane Whitlock, Midlands Practice Senior Partner - Deloitte Paul Gascoine, Head of Place, Relationships and New Business – Homes England Summary and close Matthew Hammond, Chair, West Midlands Growth Company

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Nicola Hewitt Commercial Director West Midlands Growth Company

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Contents Ambition Investment Strategy Partnership Engagement


The West Midlands The place to create, innovate and build the future where long-term, inclusive growth is driven by strategic leadership, responsible investment, world-class businesses and passionate entrepreneurs.


Ambition Generate Investment - all areas of the region - job volumes and job value/productivity growth Strategy aligned with Local Industrial Strategy Focus on competitive strengths

Internationalisation programme to promote indigenous and regional university/R&D strengths Support region’s inclusive growth ambition


Building on success Last year 53% of investment came from UK companies Top 3 sectors were BPFS (30%), Tech (19%) and Automotive/advanced manufacturing (19%) Key investors include:


Future Perspectives

Potential trade war developing, with allies and rivals alike subject to high tariffs

All outcomes still possible for Brexit: from hard, to soft, to a second referendum

Increasingly complex value chains, internet of things


Regional Promotion Based in Wolverhampton, luggage label, Goodstart Jones is being supported by eBay in the UK first, Retail Revival Initiative, aimed at combining expertise in new online shopping with a tangible shopfront experience. Founder, Paul Jones, is an example of the region’s home-grown entrepreneurs.


Regional Promotion


Regional Promotion


Telling the story of the region

Spirit of WM film Meet the makers Ambassadors and content creators

West Midlands Toolkit – wmgrowth.com New regional investment portal


Sector Prioritisation

Inward investment to focus on key themes:

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Smart Mobility Transport technologies – Automotive, Rail and Aerospace * Advanced manufacturing * Energy storage * Internet of things and cyber security * Materials – R&D and production * Construction technologies

5G test beds underpin all sectors


Modern Services Regional HQs and back office - Legal * Insurance * Banking / Financial * Property Services * Shared Services * Government Bodies * FinTech * Cyber Security

5G test beds underpin all sectors


Data-Driven Healthcare & Life Sciences Medical Technologies * Medical Trails * Cyber Security

5G test beds underpin all sectors


Tech & Creative Gaming * Serious Gaming to include AR / VR * Cyber Security

5G test beds underpin all sectors


Sector prioritisation - activity

Place marketing and 5G test beds promotion to underpin business attraction across all market opportunities Business attraction activity to leverage additional profile generated by Coventry 2021 and Birmingham 2022


National and International Promotion

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Paris

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New York Shangha i Hong Kong

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Sector prioritisation - activity


Collaboration & Partnership Make your mark with our resources: wmgrowth.com/toolkit Case studies

Support attraction of conferences and become regional Ambassadors International delegations Inbound international intermediaries/investors


Esmond Kensington Head of Strategy and Chief of Staff HSBC UK

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Ian Cornock Lead Director – Midlands Region JLL

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Panel Professor Clive Roberts Professor of Railway Systems and Director of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education - University of Birmingham.

Esmond Kensington Head of Strategy and Chief of Staff, HSBC UK Jane Whitlock Midlands Practice Senior Partner, Deloitte Paul Gascoine Head of Place, Relationships and New Business, Homes England

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Matthew Hammond Chair West Midlands Growth Company

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Upcoming Partner Event WMGC Summer Drinks 03 July 2019 17.30 – 19.30 Canalside Birmingham


THANK YOU

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