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BPS Birmingham responds to ‘Building an Industrial Strategy’

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In response to the green paper, ‘Building an Industrial Strategy’, published by the UK government yesterday, Executive Director of BPS Birmingham, the voice of the Business, Professional and Financial Services sector in Greater Birmingham, Hilary Smyth-Allen, has said:

“We welcome the Green Paper on a modern Industrial Strategy and look forward to working with our members on responding to the consultation.

The BPS sector is one of the leading sectors in the UK with a global reputation. It is also well established in Greater Birmingham as the growth sector.

However, the sector faces specific challenges local and regionally, such as in skills, productivity, affordable access to high speed broadband and promotion.

So, we welcome the proposals in ‘Building our Industrial Strategy’ to look at supporting cluster, sector and place based institutions, such as business associations, that are in a position to further support growth. Alongside our work championing the sector with the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, we believe this could present a good opportunity for business, professional and financial sector firms across the area.”

You can read the green paper ‘Building an Industrial Strategy’ in its entirety here.