Local Wealth Building Summit

Nettlefold Room, The Nicolson Building, Winterbourne House, 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, B15 2RT

This event is now fully booked.

Local wealth building is no longer an ‘alternative’ but a guiding principle of a new economic model. It is also a movement, that is gaining momentum across the UK.

The summit seeks to showcase, inspire and galvanise collaborative action on local wealth building.

Acknowledging the focus on progressive procurement and the role of anchor institutions to date, this event aims to broaden the local wealth building agenda for the UK moving forward.

It will explore pioneering examples from Preston, Birmingham and Manchester, among others, while setting out the wider context and scale of what has been achieved elsewhere.

The event will include presentations and panel discussions from a range of speakers, as well as interactive workshops on topics including:

  • Unlocking the power of procurement
  • Municipal enterprise
  • Inclusive economic strategy
  • Democratising local wealth ownership

This one-day summit is being hosted by the University of Birmingham and has been organised by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies in partnership with Barrow Cadbury Trust.

It is free to attend, however booking is required as places are limited.


Who is it for?

Anyone is welcome. Those seeking to understand and be part of the local wealth building agenda in the UK, and beyond, are particularly encouraged to attend.


Download the Local Wealth Building Summit 2018 Programme.


This event is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email info@cles.org.uk.