Yellow and green rolling hills under a blue sky
DigitalHeaderHome
EMR
HealthHeaderHome (1)

Midlands Engine

Partnering for prosperity

Scroll
to explore
The Midlands Engine is the largest regional economy in the UK outside London and the place that 11 million people call home. Our Midlands Engine partnership spans the heart of the UK. Working at scale, we focus on adding value – tackling the things that really matter in our region to drive prosperity for our communities and businesses.

Together, we make sure the Midlands voice is heard and act as a positive agent for economic, social and environmental change, to benefit every single part of our region. We do this through shared intent, collaborative investment and a strong, unified voice, direct to government.

Latest partnership publications

Read more about the impact we achieve through pan-regional partnership – our region’s businesses, parliamentarians, local authorities, academics and more, all united by our shared goal of greater prosperity, for every part of our region.

ArrowHeaderHome

Who we are

The Midlands Engine is a pan-regional partnership that works to complement the phenomenal activity of our region’s businesses, public sector and world-leading universities – our key stakeholders who, with passion and urgency, are generating added value for the whole of the Midlands, its communities and the wider UK. Working together, in close collaboration and across diverse areas of strength and expertise, we drive pan-regional economic prosperity through concerted investment and long-term commitment.

wide angle view of the British landscape featuring a lot of fields

The Midlands is the largest regional economy outside London

0

m

People

0

k

Businesses

£

0

bn

Economy

0

Members of Parliament

a health care professional holds glasses in her hand and smiles at a mother and her child
Partnership focus areas

What we do

Our pan-regional partnership works to accelerate growth and prosperity for every part of the Midlands. We focus our efforts in the areas that evidence and data tell us our region need most, convening, connecting and acting as a focal point to drive economic growth – for the greater benefit of our people, places and businesses.

A view of a Rural landscape
Herefordshire
DISCOVER

Our leadership

The Midlands Engine partnership is guided by a clear, fair and transparent decision-making framework, with representation on our different Boards from right across our partnership and our region.

KEEP UPDATED

Latest news & events

Nigel Driffield photo

Economic Opportunities

Jan 26 2023

Professor Driffield: Foreign Direct Investment and the West Midlands

Nigel Driffield is a Professor of International Business and Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Regional Engagement) at the University of Warwick. Prof. Driffield's work enables a region to understand the motivations behind firms investing in the area, thus supporting the region to understand its competitive position when seeking to attract such investment.

Read more
csj-report-scaled

Manufacturing

Jan 24 2023

Midlands manufacturing strengths make region key to increasing UK’s productivity

A new study from the Centre for Social Justice – Making the change: A plan to reboot British manufacturing and restore growth – says a revival of the manufacturing industry in the UK is essential if the government is to achieve its flagship ambition of ‘levelling up’ the poorest parts of the country. As the UK’s manufacturing heartland, this could put the Midlands at the forefront of the nation’s economic recovery.   

Read more
The A500 Queensway dual carriageway passing through Stoke on Trent

Transport

Jan 24 2023

MPs gather in Westminster to rally behind A50/A500 road improvements

Roundtable to be held today (Tuesday 24th January) at 5.00pm in Parliament

Read more
An electric vehicle charging
Subscribe to our partnership newsletter, Midlands Matters