Made in the Midlands is a business network representing around 250 SMEs in West Midlands manufacturing whose goal is to further the interests of businesses in the region.
Its Commercial Director, Charles Addison commented early in August:
“Reports that Britain’s manufacturing sector shrank in July have abounded . . .We’ve seen a different picture here within the region, the coverage appears to overlook the significant investment and success being steadily accrued by manufacturing across the UK and particularly in the Midlands.
“It is the continued investment in plant, machinery and people that is sustaining the manufacturing sector and enabling it to grow in the future. It is not just the big names that report increased sales and increasing export orders. Small and medium sized enterprises in the Midlands are also showing their hardiness and bucking the trend of dismal growth forecasts. Made in the Midlands continues to be the hub that brings these successful companies together to continue this” Addison said.
PPS Managing Director, Kirsty Davies-Chinnock said “This is the first stage in our ambitious growth plan where we hope to bring new technology into the market to service our existing customers, as well as increasing our presence in mainland Europe. Its gratifying that despite the ‘doom and gloom’ credit lines are available via traditional lenders for SME’s that want to expand.”
Despite the negative media coverage, many areas of the manufacturing sector are thriving and most importantly they are carrying out the very investments and pursuing the opportunities that will guarantee their own future success and safeguard against a contraction of the sector in coming months.
Read more here: http://www.businessreport.co.uk/news/midlands/view/manufacturers-shine-during-during-olympic-summer or call for further information on how to be part of the manufacturing initiative:01902 255033