The Midlands Engine is seeking two inspirational, energetic, innovative and superbly-connected leaders to join our team working to make the Midlands known nationally and internationally as the best place in Britain to live, work, study and invest. Read more
Birmingham is ready to and able to host the Commonwealth Games
Last month the West Midlands Combined Authority and Mayor Andy Street endorsed Birmingham’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games confident – for two reasons – that Birmingham can deliver the best ever Games.
The Midlands Engine showcased the region’s capacity, capability and opportunities in the rail sector for the first time at Railtex earlier this month.
The event took place from 9-11 May at NEC Birmingham, with Midlands Engine exhibiting at stand M65. The Midlands Engine partners, came together with DIT, Rail Alliance and Rail Forum to host an investors event to present the opportunities UK rail presents, with the Midlands as the perfect place to locate to for HS2 and the many other rail projects coming to the UK over the next 15 years. Read more
The Midlands Engine welcomes consultation on a national Industrial Strategy which will build on the UK’s economic strengths whilst tackling underlying weaknesses to secure our future as a competitive, global nation.
The second day of the joint Qatar-UK Business and Investment Forum was held in Birmingham on Tuesday 28th March with the city hosting the largest ever Qatari business delegation as part of the Government’s drive to create a global Britain and celebrating the announcement of £5bn investment by Qatar. Read more
The Midlands Engine has delivered a potent message to international investors courtesy of a successful campaign at this year’s MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes.
Nearly 3,000 delegates visited the Midlands UK pavilion during the event last week.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond was in Dudley on the morning of 9th March as the Midlands Engine Strategy was published.
The strategy includes significant investment in skills, connectivity and local growth and sets out how the government plans to work with us to drive the region’s huge potential and promote the Midlands to the world.
Midlands Engine Chair Sir John Peace says, “HS2 Royal Assent marks a momentous day, both for the Midlands and the UK. It’s proof that the Government is serious about rebalancing the country’s economy by investing in the regions.
A delegation from across the Midlands, comprising ten local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) and almost 50 public and private sector partners, will travel to France next month to showcase £14bn worth of development projects at property festival MIPIM 2017.