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Economic Development Theme Group

As Bromsgrove Partnership's key forum to discuss the economic development of Bromsgrove District, our Economic Development Theme Group is the place to come and talk about business.

Senior council executives including the cabinet member and head of service for economic development, as well as the chief executive, attend the group meetings to listen and respond to local businesses. These conversations help the council to create its local economic development policy.

Businesses can easily join the meetings that take place every two months.

Message from the Chair

Rob Spittle, Chair of the theme group, explains why he got involved.

Rob Spittle Economic Development Theme GroupRob is Managing Director of Operations at Guest Truck and Van, which covers Bromsgrove.

“My work is fundamentally business to business, and I know that as a business community we can get stuck in our own silos. I joined the theme group nearly two years ago after hearing about it from a colleague and I was interested in getting involved in working alongside businesses, the community and the public sector... Read more from Rob

Get involved

Get your business on the below list by contacting us here.

Current members

  • Robert Spittle (Chair), Managing Director, Truck Operations, Guest Truck and Van
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  • Julie Bullock, Centre Manager, Basepoint Business Centre
  • Duncan Campbell, Employer and Partnership Manager, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Kevin Dicks, Chief Executive, Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough councils
  • John Dillon, Partner and RICS Registered Valuer, GJS Dillon
  • Paul Heaven, Director, Blue Sky Corporate Finance Ltd.
  • Paul Hodges, Holberrow Ltd.
  • Marion Kenyon, Chief Executive, NewStarts
  • Rod Laight, Managing Director, Reddifast Steels Ltd and Chair of the Regional Manufacturers Association
  • Oliver Longmore, Bromsgrove Branch Manager, Handelsbanken
  • Andy Phillips, Director, Andrew Phillips Insurance Brokers Ltd.
  • Ostap Paparega, Head of North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration (NWedR)
  • Cllr Karen May, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, Bromsgrove District Council
  • Gary Roskell, Chief Executive, Bromsgrove and Redditch Network (BARN)