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Building momentum in Birmingham and beyond


14 September 2023


17:30 – 18:45


PwC, One Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3AX


Resolution Foundation

Building momentum in Birmingham and beyond

The Event

The West Midlands has played a pivotal role in British history as a manufacturing hub, driving innovation and economic growth which led to dramatic improvements in people’s living standards. But its city region has struggled to maintain this role over recent decades, and productivity is now 11 per cent below the national average. Both Britain as a whole, and the region itself, need a more successful Birmingham, and successful cities and towns across the wider region. But that will require significant change – on everything from transport and jobs, to how many people live there and where they live.

The Resolution Foundation is hosting an in-person panel discussion to debate a plausible strategy for the West Midlands to become more productive and what this change might mean for the people of the region.


  • Jess Phillips MP, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley
  • Deborah Cadman, Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council
  • Kevin Ellis, Chair and Senior Partner of PwC United Kingdom
  • Lindsay Judge, Research Director of the Resolution Foundation
  • Torsten Bell, Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation (Chair)


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