Policy & Representation

Business Manifesto


The Business Manifesto sets out the key priorities that will be championed in 2018 by this truly ‘turbo-economy’ and one of the most successful regions in the UK. The first of its kind to be launched, it was developed and fully supported by members and major organisations.

Six core pillars form the foundations of the future working programme: Influential; Global; Connected; Competitive; Working and Ambitious. Each focus on a series of indicators from showcasing the region’s established technology sector and recognising and celebrating business excellence, to maintaining and building working relationships with strategic partners and Government departments.

Four main priorities have been identified as our focus:

– Provide a business solution to securing the commitment, funding and delivery of the Western Rail Link to London Heathrow (WRLtH).

– Maintain the momentum behind delivering the 3rd runway at London Heathrow.

– Use our trade credentials to lobby Government to ensure it secures a business-friendly BREXIT for UK plc and safeguards the future interest of businesses exporting and investment into the region.

– Identify, promote and showcase examples of best practice around how business, and academia, are investing in the region’s future workforce and fostering an entrepreneurial culture.

You can read the Business Manifesto here.