A recent report by NatWest’s Regional Economic Tracker indicates that there has been a 1.6% rise in high-skilled employment in the West Midlands, with the strongest concentration being in Solihull.
It is thought that the expansion of Jaguar Land Rover has contributed towards these results. However, it is not just JLR, Solihull as a whole is performing very well.
In terms of the best regional performers, Solihull saw the number of people in highly skilled jobs stand at 54%.
Sarah Begley, employment Solicitor of The Wilkes Partnership based at their Solihull branch, comments “These results are really positive for our local area. Solihull is often thought of as a town where people enjoy living but it is great to see it is also emerging as a big player in terms of a region where professionals can thrive in their working life”. To keep up with this trend and continue to flourish Sarah encourages local business to think about reviewing their current employment contracts to ensure they are up to date and safeguard their business.
Sarah says “Employment law is one of those areas that is constantly developing and contracts of employment can quickly become out of date. It is particularly important for businesses who grow quickly in terms of staff numbers not to get find themselves unwittingly exposed”.
For advice on any employment related matter and to discuss our Free Employment Health Check please contact Sarah Begley on 0121 733 4312 or [email protected]