Hot on the heels of the latest endorsement of Bristol is Cool (National Geographic) some welcome economic kudos too as EY report we are one of the fastest growing cities outpacing London. It is claimed this is driven by professional services and property, although I am sure our Aviation, Tech and Creative sectors would have something to say about that analysis. One thing is for sure, Bristol and the West of England region continues to devolve and grow, despite the wider economic context. This is compelling empirical evidence to support the case for greater devolution, to maintain focus on our core clusters and encouragement for us to keep throwing (metaphorical) right hooks.
Bristol is set to become one of the UK’s fastest-growing cities in the next three years and is predicted to outperform London, according to new research. Bristol is estimated to grow by a GVA (gross value added) – the measure of the value of goods and services in an area – of 2.3 per cent. This is faster than London, which is estimated to grow by 2.2 per cent, and the UK average of 1.8 per cent.