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Spanning the heart of the UK, the Midlands is the largest regional economy outside London. The Midlands Engine partnership represents 11 million people and 816,000 businesses — an economy worth over £246 billion per year.

Working in partnership with regional firms and public sector bodies, we focus on tackling the things that really matter in our region to drive prosperity for our communities and businesses.

Our members include 18 local authorities and the West Midlands Combined Authority, nine local enterprise partnerships and our region’s 20 world-class universities. We also work with a rapidly growing number of private sector partners, collaborating and investing together to achieve our shared aims for regional success.

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 presenting a strong, unified voice, direct to government.

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Recognising the fundamental connection between health and economy.

Midlands Engine partnership has worked closely with industry, academic, health sector and public sector partners to establish Midlands Engine Heath. This collaboration enables us to effectively champion and expand our world-leading capabilities in health, medical technologies and life sciences.

Already areas of exceptional regional strengths, these sectors generate over £26 billion GVA each year, allowing health inequalities to be tackled. Our region’s stable, ethnically diverse population provides a proven test bed for global health and multimorbidity interventions. We also host the UK’s largest Clinical Trials Unit and the UK Centre for Black and Minority Ethnic Health.

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Read the latest reports, case studies and brochures on one of the most vital sectors of our economy.

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Supporting workplace mental health across the Midlands

The Mental Health and Productivity Pilot collaborates with a range of partners to provide an evidence-informed, cost-effective and sustainable resource that supports mental wellbeing at work, reduces the stigma associated with poor mental health and aims to increase productivity.


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Oct 4 2022

Midlands Engine and partners host Director of Office for Life Sciences to discuss regional opportunities

On 27 September, Midlands Engine, Charnwood Campus and Medilink Midlands welcomed Rosalind Campion, the Director of the Office for Life Sciences (OLS), to the Midlands to meet representatives of businesses and organisations from our region’s health and life sciences sectors.

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May 24 2022

An opportunity to develop the UK supply base of the NHS

A new report commissioned by the Midlands Engine from the Manufacturing Technology Centre has identified the key company capabilities that allow businesses to transform their operations in order to successfully enter the healthcare sector and competitively deliver innovative products and services.

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May 10 2022

Tom Watson – Tackling soaring diabetes rates is an urgent issue for personal health and the Midlands economy

We spoke to former Midlands MP, Tom Watson, about his personal experience of type 2 diabetes - and the urgent need in our region and country to improve diabetes cause and control, for both individual and economic wellbeing.

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