Suresh Patel is a Business Enterprise and Innovation Manager at Birmingham City Council. He is an experienced programme leader who has managed market-led programmes for the past 25 years: delivering business support, providing access to finance and leading on transnational projects designed to inform and influence policies.

Having delivered £93m of business support programmes previously, he is currently delivering the £33m Business Growth Programme (BGP) for the sub-region, working across the Local Enterprise Partnership areas (LEPs) promoting sustainable economic growth. He will play an instrumental role in delivering £55m portfolio of programmes targeting business growth, supplier skills and clean air up to 2022. Suresh holds several Directorships.

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