The Covid-19 crisis has had a severe impact on businesses across the West Midlands. Significant work has been initiated across the region to develop sector recovery plans focused on achieving a strong, sustainable, and inclusive economic recovery, and improving future resilience. The West Midlands region must build on its unique heritage and distinctive strengths and seize the opportunity to reset, rebuild and reinvent our region, and come back even stronger.
Building on the foundations of the Local Industrial Strategy for the West Midlands (WMLIS), the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and the West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC) have already initiated the process of developing Sector Recovery Plans. The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) are currently leading on the development of plans for five key sectors.
The sectors for which recovery plans are being developed are:
To ensure these plans are representative of and beneficial to businesses operating across the region, we want to work collaboratively with businesses of all sizes to gain direct input on barriers to recovery/growth and how to overcome them.
This consultation will provide the opportunity to influence and shape the direction of travel surrounding the region’s Sector Recovery Action Plans and subsequently region-wide economic growth plans. Your input will underpin suggested interventions put forward as part of the region’s ‘asks’ to government.