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West Midlands Devolution Breakfast

In their first breakfast event, Midlands Business Insider gathered business and political leaders from the West Midlands to look at the impact of devolution, the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and Midlands Engine, on the economy.

The discussion, which took place in a Question Time style format, explained the potential of the WMCA to the region’s business community on the morning of April 14 at Birmingham University’s Business School.

Expert panellists joined the discussion including:

Ann Lucas
Leader, Coventry City Council

Katie Trout
Director, Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP 

Henrietta Brealey
Director of Policy and Strategic Relationships, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

Sarah Middleton
Chief Executive, Black Country Consortium

Laura Shoaf
Strategic Director for Transport, West Integrated Transport Authority

Simon Collinson
Dean and Professor of International Business and Innovation, Birmingham Business School

Bill McElory
Lead for Devolution, Turner & Townsend

Jo Lloyd
Commercial Director, Birmingham Airport

Peter Ware
Partner and Thought Leader on Devolution, Browne Jacobson

An extensive report of the discussion is featured in this month’s issue of Insider which can be downloaded below:

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