The Future of the BPFS Sector
- Room 105 - Library of Birmingham
- Social Sciences
The Business, Professional and Financial Services (BPFS) sector is a significant and diverse sector. Although hit by the financial crisis of 2008, employment and gross value added (GVA) have risen and it is forecast to be one of the largest growing sectors in the next fifteen years.
The sector also contains high-quality, high-skill and well-paid jobs, all of which are predicted to increase in the coming years. For this reason, it was chosen to be the first sector to undergo a ‘deep-dive’ investigation by the West Midlands Combined Authority’s (WMCA) Productivity and Skills Commission. The investigation gives evidence-based insight into how we can stimulate growth and increase productivity within region.
This event, led by Rebecca Riley and Dr Chloe Billing, will provide a unique opportunity for regional stakeholders who are involved with the BPFS sector and industrial policy to come together to develop a greater understanding of what the future holds. This event will provide the opportunity for attendees to not only network, but more importantly feedback on whether current and proposed policies within the research are practical and a chance to discuss an appropriate response to meet the challenges that BPFS firms are facing now and potentially in the years to come.
Lunch and registration will be from 12pm, in time for a prompt start at 12:30pm.
This event is part of the Festival of Social Science which runs from 3-10 November 2018. See what other events are taking place in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham.