Amanda Goode talks to NatWest on why Birmingham is such an exciting city


With the most active business population outside the capital, the UK’s second largest city is making a bid to be the first choice for entrepreneurs, and they’re encouraging each other on to success.

“I love Birmingham. But I’m biased, being born and bred here,” says Amanda Goode, director of Think Tenders.

“I’ve seen a lot of changes, all for the good. Birmingham offers excellent transport links – the regeneration of Birmingham New Street is amazing and literally unrecognisable. Birmingham continues to evolve and it’s a great place to work and do business. Not only that, it has a vibrant social side; it’s good for meeting up with clients outside the working environment.”

Goode set up Think Tenders, offering a fully managed bid-writing service to help companies secure public-sector contracts, in 2013. And she’s not alone in falling for the city. With 17,473 new businesses, in 2017 Birmingham topped the Start-up Cities Index of UK cities outside London for the fourth consecutive year, as well as having the largest business population with 37,200 active companies.

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