Birmingham Anchor Network Gets Underway
On Thursday 28th March, CLES will begin a series of sessions for procurement and employment professionals from six of Birmingham’s key Anchor Institutions.
Building on CLES’ previous Local Wealth Building work in Birmingham, funded by Barrow Cadbury in 2017, the Anchors have come together to develop their own Anchor Strategies but also to collaborate to combine their significant economic influence to shape a more equitable economy in the city.
The seven anchors involved in the work so far are:
- Police and Crime Commissioner
- Univeristy of Birmingham
- Pioneer Housing Group
- Birmingham City Council
- Queen Elizabeth Hospital
- Aston University
- Bourneville Village Trust
With combined annual budgets of £6billion and more than 50,000 employees they have a huge influence on the way the economy functions.