To commemorate A&M’s 20th anniversary we commissioned the Black Country Economic Intelligence Unit to produce an independent report on the company’s impact from start up in October 2002.
The Black Country Economic Intelligence Unit believe the report is one of the first to provide a detailed analysis of the growth of a manufacturing SME – A&M and its impact as a local “anchor organisation” creating long term jobs and customer and supplier relationships.
Here’s an extract:
A&M has achieved growth through ambition, resilience and seizing opportunities, which may be expected from an SME, however A&M is unique in other ways. This is reflected by its constant innovation and appetite for further growth, complemented by strong engagement with other local stakeholders like trade bodies and public sector organisations
Professor Delma Dwight, Director of Black Country Economic Intelligence Unit said:
“Manufacturing is a critically important industry in the Black Country and wider West Midlands, providing high levels of good employment and added value to the economy.
As this impact report shows, A&M EDM is a great example of the entrepreneurship, growth and resilience of manufacturing, ready to take on the challenges and opportunities of the future. Over 20 years, the company has driven strong economic value as well as cultivating a committed, skilled workforce at the heart of the local community.
A&M EDM truly is a leading light of manufacturing in the West Midlands, particularly highlighting the excellence of the region’s many SME, supply chain firms.”