City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – July 2020

In the Media A policy brief from Professor Simon Collinson and Dr Amir Qamar called “The West Midlands’ Automotive Industry in the Aftermath of COVID-19: Survival of the Fittest?” featured in several articles in July: Union demands support for region’s workers as ‘8,000 jobs lost in a week’, The Business Desk.Com Unite backing summit to … Continue reading “City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – July 2020”

REDI Updates Interview: Andy Street the West Midlands Mayor on Inclusive Growth

Welcome to REDI-Updates. REDI-Updates is a bi-annual publication which will get behind the data and translate it into understandable terms. WM REDI staff and guest contributors will discuss various topics, with this first publication focusing on how inclusive growth can be a tool to tackle regional imbalances across the UK. In this article, Ben Brittain … Continue reading “REDI Updates Interview: Andy Street the West Midlands Mayor on Inclusive Growth”

City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – June 2020

Media engagements Professor Simon Collinson featured on various national and regional outlets for the launch of the WMCA regional recovery plan and investment proposals, including ITV Central and the Mail Online. The story was covered widely with 154 pieces of separate coverage. Events Dr Deniz Sevinc and Dr Suman Seth, University of Leeds organised a … Continue reading “City-REDI / WM REDI Round Up – June 2020”

Professor Simon Collinson Awarded Chartered ABS Fellowship

Professor Simon Collinson, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Regional Engagement and Director of City-REDI at the University of Birmingham was awarded a Fellowship from the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) at the CABS 2019 Annual Conference, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the organisation’s mission over the course of several years. Professor Collinson was a … Continue reading “Professor Simon Collinson Awarded Chartered ABS Fellowship”

Professor Simon Collinson Interviewed this Morning on Radio 4: What does the Future of Regional Economic Development look like for the Midlands Ahead of Today’s Budget?

Professor Simon Collinson was on Radio 4’s Today Programme this morning talking about regional economic development in the Midlands in a pre-budget special. In the live interview, recorded in the control tower at East Midland’s Airport, the business editor, Dominic O’Connell focussed on regional growth, likely outcomes of the budget and the future of retail. He … Continue reading “Professor Simon Collinson Interviewed this Morning on Radio 4: What does the Future of Regional Economic Development look like for the Midlands Ahead of Today’s Budget?”

City-REDI mentioned in the House of Commons

Research led by Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles, City-REDI, University of Birmingham, was referenced in a House of Commons debate on the 26th April 2018. The research suggests that the UK’s cities and regions which voted for Brexit are also the most economically dependent on EU markets for their prosperity and viability.  These cities and regions are … Continue reading “City-REDI mentioned in the House of Commons”

Professor Simon Collinson interviewed on Radio 4 regarding the Industrial Strategy

Professor Simon Collinson was interviewed this morning (27/11/17), on Radio 4’s Today Show. The interview was part of a panel commentary on the Industrial Strategy, which was published by the government today. Professor Collinson submitted a series of key points on the Industrial Strategy to the show, some of which was covered briefly in the interview: … Continue reading “Professor Simon Collinson interviewed on Radio 4 regarding the Industrial Strategy”

Professor Simon Collinson interviewed on Radio 4

Professor Simon Collinson, City-REDI, was interviewed this morning on the Today Show, on Radio 4 (22/11/17) about the Autumn Budget 2017. On the show, Professor Collinson talked about some of the current economic issues that the government faces. That despite the fact that the UK has high levels of employment, it is also experiencing a period of … Continue reading “Professor Simon Collinson interviewed on Radio 4”

The Birmingham Economic Review 2017 featured in Birmingham Mail and BQ Live

The Birmingham Economic Review 2017, produced by City-REDI, the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and the West Midlands Growth Company has received great press coverage in the Birmingham Mail and BQ Live. The review highlights the current strengths and weakness of the Birmingham economy, as well as looking at the opportunities and threats that might impact upon it in the … Continue reading “The Birmingham Economic Review 2017 featured in Birmingham Mail and BQ Live”