Bolstered by regional investment, the Midlands’ commercial contracts jobs market has changed post-Brexit vote. James Brewster explains how and why

During the Industrial Revolution, the Midlands was known as a hotbed of exploding industrial capacity as well as a home for free-thinkers and creators. If you speak to some of the older generation you might think that, as a region, our best days are well and truly behind us; a situation that some might say will not recover with the forthcoming exit from the EU. But the Midlands is still home to a variety of thriving and successful industry sectors and exciting times lie ahead.

Birmingham is now a major financial hub; HSBC’s UK head office is in the city and Deutsche Bank has also expanded its presence here. Accountancy firms PwC and KPMG both have their largest ...

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