Why now is a great time for business in Birmingham

Birmingham has often been overlooked by many as England’s second city in favour of Manchester, but in the past few years the city has seen a significant regeneration which doesn’t show any signs of stopping soon. No longer just known for having ‘more canals than Venice’, Birmingham’s star is definitely on the rise. A New Era…

This month alone will see the much anticipated Grand Central open its doors, which includes the biggest John Lewis outside of London and will also see the new £600m redevelopment of Birmingham New Street reach completion.  Along with the proposed HS2 railway, new HSBC UK headquarters and the brand new Paradise Circus Scheme all due to come to fruition in the upcoming years, Birmingham is set to go from strength to strength.

Business is booming…

With 33,000 businesses, Birmingham was named the most entrepreneurial city in the UK outside of London by StartUp Britain– 18,337 companies were started by Brummies in 2014 alone, that’s 5000 more than Manchester.

The Birmingham technology scene, commonly referred to as Silicon Canal, is thriving with over 6000 technology firms in the city employing over 38,300 people and delivering £768m into the local economy.

The Midlands area has seen a 20% growth in the IT jobs market this year. Kevin Moran, Associate Director – IT,  for Robert Walters believes “The decision by several high profile financial services clients to relocate much of their back office operations to the region, as well as the construction of HS2 will likely see Birmingham become a major IT employer.”

Introducing ESA Technology...

ESA Group is pleased to announce that we have now launched our new division ESA Technology which covers roles throughout Birmingham and the Midlands area. Our experienced consultants are specialists within their respective areas of IT and cover the following roles;

  • Microsoft (C# & Vb.Net)
  • Open Source (Java & PHP)
  • Front End (HTML, CSS & Javascript)
  • Designers (UI, UX & WordPress)
  • Developers, Designers, Architects, Directors
  • IT Support

If you are a business looking to recruit for technology roles, please don’t hesitate to contact us here.

Alternatively, if you a candidate looking for a new role, then head over to our vacancies page.