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Sector Recovery Plans

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:

  • Aerospace (led by BCLEP)
  • Automotive (led by CWLEP)
  • Business, Professional and Financial Services (led by GBSLEP)
  • Creative Industries (led by GBSLEP)
  • Construction (led by BCLEP)
  • Food and Drink Manufacturing and Processing (led by GBSLEP)
  • Life Sciences (led by GBSLEP)
  • Logistics/Transport technologies (led by CWLEP)
  • Low Carbon Technologies and Services (led by GBSLEP)
  • Metals and Materials (led by BCLEP)
  • Tourism (led by WMGC)
  • Rail (led by BCLEP)
  • Education (WMGC)

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.

We’re looking for businesses and partners to provide their insight and contribute to the development of recovery interventions and actions.

Would you be willing to be consulted and participate in upcoming engagement activities?

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.

To get involved please email