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31/10/2017
Black Country manufacturers make their move

The Black Country LEP has joined forces with Ian Austin MP for Dudley North and manufacturers from across the area to showcase goods manufactured in the Black Country to MPs on Wednesday 1 November 2017 at the Houses of Parliament.

Ahead of the event the Black Country LEP joined Aston Martin and tier 1 suppliers Alucast and Rimstock to demonstrate that products made in the Black Country are sold around the world.

With 455,400 people working in the Black Country with 103,725 of those in high value manufacturing jobs across 7,565 high value manufacturing businesses, the Black Country is one of the UKs leading supply chain centres within the automotive and aerospace sectors, the exhibition at the Houses of Parliament will showcase almost 30 Black Country based companies whose products are “made in the Black Country and sold across the world”.

On the day the Black Country LEP will also demonstrate HVM City: The Opportunity Gateway, a new online portal which allows companies to register tender opportunities as well as companies and individuals being able to access tender opportunities. The HVM City platform will support the Black Country supply chain to continue to make the most of opportunities to supply products to leading brands such as Aston Martin.

For more information, please contact Helen Annetts, PR on behalf of the Black Country LEP.


Picture credit (L – R): Richard Jesson, Purchasing Director Aston Martin; John Wiggins, Commerical Director Alucast; Ninder Johal, Black Country LEP Board Member; David Roberts, Chairman Rimstock; Iain McIntyre, Purchasing Director, Aston Martin.

Photo by Jas Sansi.

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