The heartbeat of Britain’s economy
The Midlands Engine partnership brings together public sector partners and businesses to complement the activity of local and combined authorities, LEPs, universities, businesses and others. We are generating added value for the whole of the Midlands, its communities and the wider UK.
We bring a collective voice from our region, adding value as an influencer, an advocate, a catalyst for change and an enabler of accelerated delivery.
Our approach is apolitical, focused on increasing productive economic growth and improving quality of life for communities in every part of the region.
End of Year Review 2020
We are delighted to showcase just some of the highlights and achievements of our partnership in 2020 within our end of year review – featuring many leading voices from across our region.
The Midlands Engine Economic Observatory is a vital cog of the Midlands Engine, providing comprehensive and contemporary data, analysis and intelligence on the whole Midlands economy.
Ambitious for our region, our people and our businesses
Investing in transport for growth – Midlands Connect
Better connections, locally, nationally and globally, mean greater prosperity for our region.
Accelerating innovation and enterprise
Closer links between universities and business maximise the benefits of innovation for all.
Powering an ultra-connected region
Region-wide digital, data-led connectivity supported by reliable, low-carbon energy creates opportunities.
Trading with the world
A dual focus on expanding our export market and proactively growing inward investment will enhance economic growth.
Amplifying the voice of our region
The Midlands Engine partnership champions our region on the local, national and international stage.
The Midlands Engine is backed by business and government leaders, who are proud to celebrate the region.
I believe we are now ready to very clearly and very loudly speak with one united voice on the world’s stage – The Midlands is the beating heart of UK manufacturing, we are the beating heart of the country and the home to global iconic businesses, we are a magnet for investment and we can deliver results which can drive forward the UK economy.
Sir John Peace – Midlands Engine Chairman
The success of the Midlands is not just important to me, it is absolutely vital to our mission to level up our regions, boost economic growth and ensure every city and town can benefit from the opportunities Brexit brings.