About Us

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) brings together the ambitions of 17 local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships and other partners to improve outcomes for people in the West Midlands.

Devolution and the creation of the WMCA provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to transform the area through a robust and focused programme of change. The WMCA’s vision-led approach enables ambitious, yet achievable outcomes focused on the issues that make the biggest differences to the quality of life of the people who live in the area.


Detective Chief Inspector Sean Russell is the Director of Implementation of Thrive West Midlands which was launched by the WMCA in 2017 to deliver positive outcomes for people in the West Midlands through improving their health and wellbeing, both mental and physical.

Thrive has been working towards delivering real change for West Midlands and its public sector alongside a consortium of different stakeholders and partners, including businesses, local authorities, universities, charities, businesses, public sector organisations and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).


Recognising the need to ensure our working population is supported we have created the Thrive at Work Commitment to award employers for improving the health and wellbeing offer to their employees.

Together we will continue to work toward improving wellbeing in the region and reducing the burden of physical and mental ill health on individuals and our communities.