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Business Sectors

Supported by a highly qualified skills base and strong track record in high value business activities, Solihull continues to draw interest from global corporations to small entrepreneurial businesses alike, paving the way for innovation and growth.

Automotive – world class strength and international profile, anchored by investment and growth at Jaguar Land Rover and the associated supply chain – including IT, logistics and facilities management

Aerospace – focus both on advanced manufacturing and engineering, as the chosen location for Aero Engine Components and Monarch and world class research and testing expertise at TRW Conekt

Utilities and Energy – long-standing strengths and expertise, home to RWE nPower, the Energy Technologies Institute and the Sector Skills Council – Energy & Utility Skills, with increasing investment from the renewable energy sector

Construction and Building Technologies– a strong track record in attracting headquarters and project management functions, including Kier Group Homes, Balfour Beatty, Lafarge and BAM

Specialist Business Services – niche strengths in Marketing, Advertising, PR and other creative consultancy as the chosen location for McCann Ericsson and Cogent Elliott. Also a centre for the Financial Services industry, as the UK headquarters for credit providers Paragon Finance, Secure Trust Bank and LaSer

Cultural Buzz– supported by the National Exhibition Centre and associated services within the retail, leisure and logistics sectors

Technology – providing solutions to support associated sectors, ranging from, software development and consultancy to new mobile products and specialised activities – for example servicing the automotive and energy sectors

Healthcare -  exploiting the opportunities associated with areas of expertise within local NHS Trusts

Sustainability – the heart of Solihull’s offer as a business location, offering skills and expertise across a wide range of business sectors

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