Made in the Midlands exhibition highlights the strength of Midlands industry


The recent Made in the Midlands exhibition proved to be a celebration of the success and strength of Midlands industry. 

The event attracted over 2,000 representatives of the Midlands manufacturing sector to the world-class Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Almost 200 exhibitors promoted their company capabilities at the show, which led to a wealth of conversation regarding the creation of future business.  

Made in the Midlands CEO, Jason Pitt said: “I could not be more pleased with the outcome of today’s show. We welcomed over 2,000 people to a world-class venue, to further highlight the togetherness, passion and quality of Midlands manufacturing. The exhibitors exemplified the united strength of the Midlands manufacturing community.”

The exhibition included seminar’s from a number of respected figures from the sector. Jaguar Land Rover’s Supply Chain & External Engagement Manager, Michael Mychajluk welcomed a host of visitors to his seminar reviewing JLR’s record-breaking sales year. Managing Director of Hadley Group, Stewart Towe CBE explained to guests the worldwide growth of their company in an impassioned seminar.

FARO Technologies, Paul Colegate said: “It’s been a lot bigger event this year. We have received a wealth of leads here, we have loved it. FARO always get something out of the exhibition and we are on the verge of completing another deal from this event.”

Made in the Midlands were recently invited to sit in the All Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group. The company has since reassured members that their voices will be heard at the highest levels of government.

Baroness Burt of Solihull attended the exhibition to discover more about the strength of the Midlands manufacturing base. Commercial Director of Salop Design and Engineering, Christopher Greenough added: “The exhibition was absolutely fantastic, there was more footfall and stands than ever. This show is the perfect example that UK manufacturing is alive and kicking. We are all here to bring more connections together, more work and to keep the work here in the Midlands.”

Threeway Pressings raised £1,650 in support of West Midlands Air Ambulance with their charity raffle at the exhibition. Managing Director of Threeway Pressings, Phil Stanley said: “I am delighted with the amount we raised for such a great charity. It is fantastic to see so many Midlands firms uniting here today. With our raffle, we also proved the communal spirit within manufacturing and we can all be proud of our contribution.”

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