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Made in the Midlands (MIM) is again recognising some of the regions finest manufacturing and engineering firms.

This year’s awards is to be held at the Banks’s Stadium, Walsall on the 21st October.The day will feature networking and a mini exhibition followed by an awards presentation.Whilst the EU goes through a challenging time and the US struggles to shake off its debt hangover, Midlands manufacturing has performed strongly over the last 12 months with many of our readers reporting record years and this awards event is about saying thank you to those business owners that go the extra mile and drive the regions economic output.

In the last edition of Business Report newspaper the official publication for MIM we reported on remarkable growth in June, this did not continue this month but we must remain positive. Readers seems confident that investment and lean processes that have been implimented by the majority will place our industry in a strong economic position to capitalise on future opportunities. 

Over the last 12 months Business Report has reported on many overseas successes generated by firms right here in the West Midlands. Bird Stevens, a member of MIM talk about their successful experience in creating and then selling their products to new clients overseas.The once condemned automotive sector is now generating growth, on page 13, West Midlands automotive supplier Cobra are one such company that are recruiting 50 new people to meet demand.

In the member listings of Made in the Midlands you will find company after company that have increased sales both here and abroad. We hope you enjoy this months newspaper. If you are interested in entering the Made in the Midlands awards please email [email protected] or call us on 01902 482450