Data from the producer perspective: Two days with the ONS

City-REDI’s Tasos Kitsos is back from attending the International Economic Statistics Conference hosted by ONS. Here he provides a round-up of his experience. These are some of my favourite ingredients for a conference; A line-up of great speakers, An audience full of interesting people, A great balance between talking, debating, questioning and breaking up for … Continue reading “Data from the producer perspective: Two days with the ONS”

AnalystFEST Event

The City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI), University of Birmingham, is delighted to host their free event ‘AnalystFEST’ on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 9.00am-3.00pm, at the University of Birmingham. This event aims to bring together policy and academic researchers in the West Midlands and make links to national researchers, to celebrate the use of evidence. With the aim … Continue reading “AnalystFEST Event”

Highlights from the Chartered Association of Business Schools’ Annual Conference 2016

Following the launch of their annual report at the House of Lords in September 2016, Deans and directors from UK business schools were brought back together this week to host the Chartered Association of Business Schools’ largest ever Annual Conference. Here, City-REDI’s Prof. Simon Collinson – Director of City-REDI and Chair of the Chartered Association … Continue reading “Highlights from the Chartered Association of Business Schools’ Annual Conference 2016”

House of Commons Public Accounts Committee – West Midlands Devolution

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee held their event – ‘West Midlands Devolution’ – in Wolverhampton last month in partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority to discuss what devolution means for the West Midlands. City-REDI’s Charlotte Hoole was there to join in the debate. Devolution forums are cropping up all around the city, offering … Continue reading “House of Commons Public Accounts Committee – West Midlands Devolution”

Business schools: delivering value to local and regional economies

The Chartered Association of Business Schools launched its national report – ‘Business schools: delivering value to local and regional economies’ – at the House of Lords in September. The report examines the far reaching contributions business schools make to local and regional economies. Here City-REDI shares some key reflections from the event. Lord Karan Bilimoria – … Continue reading “Business schools: delivering value to local and regional economies”

Devolution – it’s what we make of it: coins and piggy banks

Inside Government held their event – ‘The next steps for devolution: Delivering growth across the Midlands’ – in Birmingham on 19th October 2016. City-REDI’s Professor Simon Collinson was there chairing the event along with Tasos Kitsos who has shared his reflections from the day. A lot of very interesting speakers and a vibrant list of … Continue reading “Devolution – it’s what we make of it: coins and piggy banks”

Resolution Foundation city event – ‘Living standards across the West Midlands Metro Area’

City-REDI is pleased to announce the Living standards across the West Midlands Metro Area event, organised and delivered by the Resolution Foundation. The event will be held from 08.00am-10.00am on Monday 12 December 2016 at Birmingham Library. This event comes as part of the Resolution Foundation’s major new investigation into living standards in our cities. … Continue reading “Resolution Foundation city event – ‘Living standards across the West Midlands Metro Area’”

Bricks, Concrete and Steel – A look at Birmingham’s future commercial and residential property and local infrastructure development

City-REDI is delighted to invite you to Bricks, Concrete and Steel – A look at Birmingham’s future commercial and residential property and local infrastructure development, as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Science, hosted at the University of Birmingham. Running from 08:00am-11:00am on Thursday 10 November 2016, at KPMG Snow Hill … Continue reading “Bricks, Concrete and Steel – A look at Birmingham’s future commercial and residential property and local infrastructure development”

Question time for Labour’s prospective Metro Mayors at City REDI fringe event

City-REDI sponsored a very successful fringe event at #Lab16 this week, challenging prospective Metro Mayors to take questions from the floor on their vision, priorities and planned policies. Sion Simon MEP (West Midlands), Steve Rotherham MP (Liverpool) and Andy Burnham MP (Greater Manchester) spoke to a packed audience at one of the busiest fringe events … Continue reading “Question time for Labour’s prospective Metro Mayors at City REDI fringe event”

Submission of Evidence to BIS Select Committee: Powerhouses and engines: Government policy and regional growth

In March  this year, the Business, Innovation and Skills House of Commons Select Committee launched an Inquiry looking into the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine “Powerhouses and engines: Government policy and regional growth”. The two main powerhouses at the centre of this Inquiry are Government manifesto commitments as set out at the 2015 General Election. … Continue reading “Submission of Evidence to BIS Select Committee: Powerhouses and engines: Government policy and regional growth”