The Midlands is leading the way in energy and environment jobs, according to a new study
More than 5,200 jobs were created in the energy and environment sector over the last five years in the Midlands, according to a study by Oxford Economics.
Commissioned by the International Festival for Business (IFB 2016), the study released on 24 June, found that the Midlands created more jobs in the energy and environment sector that any other region of the UK.
Some 43% of jobs were created in Coventry. While other towns within the region also saw their energy industries grow, such as Bolsover and Oadby, where employment in the sector has risen by 388% and 257% respectively.
Carried out during May and June 2015 and based on data produced by Office of National Statistics as the study also found that the Midlands is set to experience further growth, with Bromsgrove leading the way with a forecasted rise in employment of 2%.
The study, titled ‘Beyond the City’, was launched at the London Stock Exchange to mark ‘one year out’ from the second International Festival for Business to be held in Liverpool between 13 June and 01 July 2016, a series of events that will bring together thousands of businesses for three weeks of networking and deal-making.