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- Solihull’s accessibility results in a labour pool of over 5.3 million people within the West Midlands and 35 million people within a two hour drive time

- Highly skilled workforce – 33% qualified to NVQ Level 4 (degree level) and above

- Over 50% of workforce employed in managerial and technical professions

- Highly productive workforce – Gross Value Added per employee is highest in the region

- Aston, Birmingham, Coventry, Birmingham City and Warwick universities are located within a 12 mile radius - with world renowned expertise in areas such as engineering, medical innovation and business schools

- Nationally recognised high performing schools and sixth forms

- Home to Solihull College – one of the region’s leading employee training providers

- Entrepreneurial culture and strength – ranked third in the UK for ‘enterprise’ by Santander and high two year business survival rates



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