13 December 2016

BIRMINGHAM has seen the highest rate of business growth of any UK city in 2016; with a growth rate double the national average, and higher than London, Manchester and Liverpool.

Birmingham now has more businesses than any other city outside the capital, totalling 39,800; more than Manchester and Cardiff combined. With 9,151 new companies created in the first six months of 2016, Birmingham is also on track to retain its position as Britain’s number one regional city for start-up creation for the fourth consecutive year; with half-year figures already demonstrating 65% of 2015’s total.