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Made in the Midlands evolved out of an editorial campaign in the pages of Business Report a regional business publication. The campaign existed to challenge the erosion of British industry through a succession of poor decisions by UK government and financiers, our campaign revolved around a pledge signed by manufacturers to open a channel of communication with local firms, take on apprentices and export to new markets.

The Made in the Midlands supplement became so large that it quickly dominated the newspaper, the final edition of Business Report was a mere 4 pages wrapped around a 36 page Made in the Midlands supplement.
In 2012 the Made in the Midlands dropped the 'campaign' name and is now referred to as just Made in the Midlands. Our roots, however, have remained intact, we are here to challenge the status quo about how people think about British industry and ensure the sector is connected and informed.

Today Made in the Midlands is the fastest growing membership groups in the UK with more than 500 members.

Made in the Midlands works with some of the largest OEMs and tier-one suppliers and many of the Midlands and Yorkshire SME base.

We sit on the All Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group which aims to give politicians a rounded view from industry.

In 2017 we launched a campaign to make UK industry more inclusive, working alongside Baroness Burt of Solihull the former Equalities shadow minister we developed a series of workshops around the themes of diversity in the workplace and mental health first aid, it is well documented that inclusive employers are up to 22% more productive.

Our non-executive Chairman is Lord Whitby of Harborne a well know supporter of British industry and former leader of Birmingham City Council. Lord Whitby.

Made in the Midlands News's Badges

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Inclusivity Campaign

Members who have attended workshops on inclusion in the workplace and improving workplace mental health gain the inclusivity badge. To learn more about becoming a member of the Made in Group inclusivity campaign visit www.madeequal.com

Event Passport

Members who have the passport badge have enhanced membership that includes the option to attend all national events. To enquire about becoming a passport member email [email protected]

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Services Made in the Midlands News Provide

Our services

Community platform

Innovative microblogging site with member messaging and website creation and digital advertising


MIM organises one of the largest industry trade shows in the UK, join more than 200 exhibitors and 2,000 visitors.

Factory visits

MIM opens the doors to to industry with our best practice factory visits and networking events


Made in the Midlands is part of the All Party Group for Manufacturing and is also represented in the House of Lords by Lord Whitby

Company Statistics

Company statistics

  • January 2000
  • 15
  • 2009
  • £1,200,000

The Made in the Midlands News Team

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