Being resilient and adaptable is the West Midlands’ main strength, but how can businesses collaborate to meet the region’s growth ambitions?
COVID-19 has given many businesses the opportunity to accelerate their plans to address the need for up-skilling and use of new technologies. The regional economy will hugely benefit from this as they seek to position themselves to recharge the West Midlands in life after the pandemic.
It is more important than ever for the public and private sector to work together to address challenges both for the here and now and for the years ahead. To support a more resilient and diversified economy, innovation, technical expertise and funding from private businesses is required to complement local government agendas. This is of great importance and should be redefined to boost the levelling up agenda.
For me, the drive to support transformation is threefold: