Many businesses locate in Birmingham because of its location in the centre of England. This makes it an ideal place for organising events and conferences from a high quality serviced office. However, the city would not be so successful in this area if it was not well served by its transport connections. Both international and national transport infrastructure are receiving plenty of investment and these resources look set to be spent effectively.
An accessible city
Whether businesspeople travel by air, road or rail, Birmingham ranks very well as an accessible city. Birmingham Airport recorded a 9 per cent rise in passenger numbers year-on-year during the month of August in 2012. This was the biggest growth rate in the whole of the UK. The airport is very close to the city centre for those who take the train. For car drivers, there are nearly 24,000 parking spaces in the city. In addition, Birmingham New Street was listed as England’s most used regional railway station between 2010 and 2011.
An improving infrastructure
Serviced offices in Birmingham will benefit from sustained investment in the transport system. This investment includes £600 million which is being used to upgrade Birmingham New Street Station. This is one of the key investments in the regeneration programme of the city.
Event management opportunities
The enviable transport links of Birmingham would not help businesspeople hold events if there were not plenty of great venues to choose from within the city boundaries. Fortunately, there are a host of diverse places available.