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The official podcast of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, getting to the heart of key topics affecting West Midlands businesses.

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The official podcast of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, getting to the heart of key topics affecting West Midlands businesses.

    Doing Business in Solihull: An Economic Snapshot

    Doing Business in Solihull: An Economic Snapshot

    This episode of the Chamber Podcast unpacks the findings of the the Solihull Economic Snapshot 2022.

    The flagship report, sponsored by Prime Accountants, is produced by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce to showcase the economic environment, opportunities and challenges ahead for the dynamic borough of Solihull and its local business community.

    Speakers in this episode include host Samantha Frampton, head of Solihull Chamber, Councillor Ian Courts, leader of Solihull Council, Tony Elvin, general manager at Touchwood and president of Solihull Chamber, and Kevin Johns, director of Prime Accountants Group. 

    These high profile speakers provide their views on the local economy and the findings of the report's research. 

    • 23 min
    The impact of global events and trends on commercial real estate in Birmingham

    The impact of global events and trends on commercial real estate in Birmingham

    This special edition of the Chamber Podcast unpacks some of the key themes from Avison Young’s 2022 Forecast.

    The Forecast looks at how global events, trends and indicators are impacting on commercial real estate across different sectors. 

    Avison Young’s principal and head of Birmingham office Carl Potter and UK head of insight Daryl Perry discuss key themes from the forecast, with a particular focus on Birmingham.

    They assess Birmingham’s post-pandemic recovery as well as looking at the impact of a number of events and factors such as returning to the office, this summer’s Commonwealth Games, the Government’s Levelling Up agenda and the introduction of the Clean Air Zone in the second city.  

    Avison Young is a global commercial real estate services firm,  with an office at Brindleyplace in Birmingham.

    Find out more about Avison Young’s 2022 Forecast:

    https://www.avisonyoung.com/experience/marketing-uk/2022-forecast-uk/2022-forecast/

    • 43 min
    GTP22: Behavioural preferences in managing stress

    GTP22: Behavioural preferences in managing stress

    The final episode of our Growth Through People mini-series focuses on behavioural preferences in managing stress.

    The Chamber's policy and projects manager Emily Stubbs talks to Jonathan Evans, CEO of Discovery, about the importance of understanding and recognising behavioural preferences.

    They explore the importance of recognising behavioural preferences in ourselves and those around us - as well as the impact those behaviours can have on stress. 

    Growth Through People is the annual productivity and leadership campaign, delivered by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and a range of partners, including headline sponsors Aston University, Birmingham City Council, South and City College Birmingham and the West Midlands Combined Authority.

    More on Growth Through People:

    https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/research-campaigning/growth-through-people/

    • 17 min
    GTP22: Leading beyond authority

    GTP22: Leading beyond authority

    Business leaders and managers are often required to lead beyond their circle of authority.

    But what are the skills required to do this – and how can they impact on an organisation?

    Louise Teboul, UK partnerships director for Common Purpose, explores this topic with the Chamber’s policy and campaigns manager Emily Stubbs as part of the Growth Through People campaign.

    Growth Through People is the annual productivity and leadership campaign, delivered by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and a range of partners, including headline sponsors Aston University, Birmingham City Council, South and City College Birmingham and the West Midlands Combined Authority.

    More on Growth Through People:

    https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/research-campaigning/growth-through-people/

    More on Common Purpose:

    https://commonpurpose.org/

    • 13 min
    GTP22: Attracting and engaging your future workforce

    GTP22: Attracting and engaging your future workforce

    How can organisations work with further education providers to meet their skills needs? 

    Rebecca Waterfield, head of employer engagement at South and City College Birmingham, joins the Chamber's Emily Stubbs to discuss attracting and engaging future workforces. 

    In this episode, as part of the Chamber's 2022 Growth Through People campaign, Rebecca discusses how South and City's work with different employers - including creating tailored curriculum and training schemes to meet their short, medium and long-term talent needs. 

    She also talks about T-levels and the recruitment support offered by the college. 

    Growth Through People is the annual productivity and leadership campaign, delivered by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and a range of partners, including headline sponsors Aston University, Birmingham City Council, South and City College Birmingham and the West Midlands Combined Authority.

    More on Growth Through People:

    https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/research-campaigning/growth-through-people/

    More on South & City College Birmingham:

    https://www.sccb.ac.uk/

    • 14 min
    GTP22: Leading through personal setbacks

    GTP22: Leading through personal setbacks

    Rebecca Mander was the managing director of a successful electronics company when she suffered one of the worst personal setbacks imaginable. 

    Her world was turned upside down when she suffered the loss of her son, Charlie. In the same year, her mother, who was the company CEO, also passed away.

    But learning to deal with these traumatic experiences inspired Rebecca to set up GuruYou – a company which coaches leaders through their own personal setbacks. 

    In this podcast, as part of the Chamber’s 2022 Growth Through People campaign, Rebecca talks to policy and campaigns manager Emily Stubbs about what it is like to lead through personal setbacks. 

    The fascinating discussion assesses the expectations that are placed on leaders, how setbacks can impact on the ability to lead and what effective leadership during times of setback might look like. 

    Growth Through People is the annual productivity and leadership campaign, delivered by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and a range of partners, including headline sponsors Aston University, Birmingham City Council, South and City College Birmingham and the West Midlands Combined Authority.

    More on Growth Through People:

    https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/research-campaigning/growth-through-people/

    More on GuruYou:

    https://www.guruyoucoach.com/

    • 35 min

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