About Birmingham and Solihull

Birmingham and Solihull has something to offer everyone, making it an attractive location to both live and work.

Described as a city beating at the heart of the country with a quiet confidence like no other, Birmingham is a crucible of culture that’s rich and diverse.

Historically Birmingham has been the city of a 1,000 trades and today serves as the main economic hub in the West Midlands bringing together a number of internationally renowned sectors including higher education, manufacturing, life sciences, banking and cultural attractions. Last year saw the city host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which as well as significant international profile for what Birmingham can offer, provided significant additional investment in transport and infrastructure.

Solihull is located at the heart of the UK’s transport network and is considered to be one of the most prosperous areas in the UK. Almost 70% of the borough is designated as Green Belt land.

Both offer a welcoming home to new visitors and old, a place where nothing ever stands still. Innovation is at the heart of Birmingham and Solihull. Home to five universities, sharing knowledge and ground-breaking research. Birmingham and Solihull is also home to one of the largest professional and financial centres outside of London, with a world leading advanced manufacturing base, burgeoning creative and cultural industries and emerging strengths in life sciences.

As anchor institutions, the organisations that form Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System have a crucial role to play in enabling sustainable economic growth across the system. The scale and diversity Birmingham and Solihull ICS brings is fundamental to creating stronger conditions for growth across our communities, with our services also needing to continue to grow and transform to meet the health and care needs of our population.