Fas­ci­nat­ing in­sight on The Hub

Solihull News - - BUSINESS NEWS - KEVIN JOHNS Pres­i­dent of Soli­hull Cham­ber

HEAD of Soli­hull Cham­ber of Com­merce Lil­lian Elekan hosted a two- part pod­cast with some key in­di­vid­u­als in­volved in the UK Cen­tral Hub in Soli­hull.

The pod­cast, one of many pro­duced by the Greater Birm­ing­ham Cham­bers of Com­merce, fea­tured fas­ci­nat­ing ex­pert in­sight from devel­op­ment di­rec­tor at Birm­ing­ham Air­port Jo Lloyd in­terim man­ag­ing di­rec­tor at the Ur­ban Growth Com­pany Philip Far­rell and op­er­a­tions di­rec­tor at the NEC Will Heynes.

The ex­perts dis­cussed the fu­ture of The Hub, a 1,300 hectare area of land that is home to the afore­men­tioned or­gan­i­sa­tions as well as Birm­ing­ham Busi­ness Park and Jaguar Land Rover.

The dis­cus­sion em­pha­sised how devel­op­ments such as HS2 and the Air­port’s £ 500 mil­lion mas­ter­plan are in­deed es­sen­tial to the con­tin­ued devel­op­ment of this eco­nomic re­gion.

How­ever, it is clear from the dis­cus­sion that trans­port bod­ies and or­gan­i­sa­tions must work to­gether in or­der to keep the re­gion mov­ing through these devel­op­ments.

They also em­pha­sised how it is im­per­a­tive that every­one is prop­erly pre­pared and the devel­op­ments are fit for pur­pose and work for every­one con­cerned.

To lis­ten to the full dis­cus­sion, you can sub­scribe to the pod­cast by search­ing ‘ Cham­ber Pod­cast’ on iTunes or au­dio­boom.

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