Marketing Birmingham has delivered some welcome news with the announcement that it is moving into Baskerville House, right at the heart of the city centre.
And the body, which promotes Birmingham with support from the city council and the private sector, will now be under the same roof as Birmingham Forward and Finance Birmingham.
These two important organisations represent the professional services sector and also provide finance to small and medium sized enterprises respectively.
While they remain separate bodies, bringing them all together will make it easier for businesses to seek and find support, and to speak to potential investors. It will also, of course, help the organisations to work more closely with each other and improve the services they offer to employers in Birmingham and beyond.
There’s a tendency to look at the way Birmingham promotes itself and, understandably, to focus on the challenges the city faces.
But it’s always worth looking at the city’s successes too, which include the confident and vibrant image of which Marketing Birmingham presents to the world.
The fact that Birmingham is now firmly on the party conference circuit is one of the results.