Doing business in Birmingham



Business is booming in Birmingham, the second largest UK city outside of London and home to offices of hundreds of global businesses taking advantage of the city's central location. Just 1.5 hours from London by car and with exceptional worldwide connections via Birmingham Airport, Birmingham is the ideal place to meet and do business, and the city has ample meeting facilities and state-of-the-art conference venues of all sizes to comfortably accommodate you on your trip.

Read on to find everything you need to make your business trip to Birmingham a success, including information on transport from Birmingham Airport, inspiring tips for your stay and our recommended meeting and conference venues that will make a great impression.

Transport from Birmingham Airport

Just 10 minutes from Birmingham city centre and benefiting from excellent public transport links, you can be on your way soon after your flight to Birmingham Airport with Flybe. You can hire a car or get a taxi at Birmingham Airport, or take a direct train, bus or coach to get you into the city quickly. When you need to return to Birmingham Airport following your trip, our Getting to Birmingham Airport page has all the information you need to help you plan a stress-free journey back for your flight.


Visiting Birmingham

Whether you require a hotel for your overnight business trip, a fabulous restaurant for a business lunch, a venue for post-meeting drinks or some inspirational ideas for spending your downtime, our Visiting Birmingham page has all the tips you need to make the most of your business trip.

Conference and meeting venues

Birmingham has an outstanding choice of meeting facilities and conference venues to choose from that are all within easy reach of Birmingham Airport. From small meeting rooms for team catch-ups to stunning venues for that big corporate event, Birmingham has them all - you'll find just a few of our recommendations below.

Flybe recommends...

The ICC Birmingham

Purpose-built, high-profile meeting and conference venue.

  • Array of adaptable halls and meeting rooms to accommodate up to 1700 delegates in one space
  • Professional team to assist with planning your event
  • High spec AV equipment and WiFi
  • Symphony Hall auditorium
  • First-class amenities including brand-name coffee shops and restaurants
  • In-house catering
  • Business Centre and Concierge
  • Multi-storey car parking at the Barclaycard Arena
  • 8 miles from Birmingham Airport

Edgbaston Cricket Ground

Meeting facilities and conference venue at one of the UK's leading sporting stadiums.

  • Meeting and conference facilities for up to 800 delegates
  • Meetings packages available
  • Award-winning in-house catering
  • Cutting-edge AV technology including use of pitchside scoreboards and TVs
  • Free WiFi
  • Free on-site parking
  • 7 miles from Birmingham Airport

Jaguar Experience - Castle Bromwich

Impressive and prestigious venue at the Jaguar assembly factory.

  • Six stylish and flexible spaces for up to 300 delegates
  • High spec AV equipment and WiFi
  • Free car parking
  • Disabled access
  • Manufacturing Tours and Experience Drives available to enhance your event
  • 9.5 miles from Birmingham Airport

For more information on Birmingham Airport and flights to Birmingham with Flybe, take a look at our dedicated Birmingham Airport page.