"Midlands Engine Makes” in collaboration with Make UK celebrates the value manufacturing generates in the Midlands


Midlands Engine brings together public sector partners and businesses to complement the activity of local and combined authorities, LEPs, universities and others.

In collaboration with Make UK, they have published a Midlands Engine showcase publication to highlight the value manufacturing generates in the Midlands, it’s communities and the wider UK. Our sector generates £36 billion every year and is responsible for 21% of all manufacturing in the UK, leading the world in ingenuity and invention and is championed in a new

Midlands Engine Makes: The Home of British Manufacturing highlights the breadth of production taking place within our region: from the world’s most popular cider to all the cookware sold by major UK supermarkets; from 11 million bags of Walkers crisps per day and 1.5 million Cadbury’s creme eggs to the brake callipers on the Bugatti Veyron and the Queen’s handbags.

With world-famous brands such as JCB, Boots and Marmite, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution has significant strengths in health and life sciences, aerospace, agri-tech, automotive and transport, ceramics, heating and energy generation and much more, helping our region account for 22% of all UK exports and 20% of the UK manufacturing workforce.

That spirit of innovation is nurtured through our world-leading universities and the highest number of catapult centres in the UK, all working to provide tomorrow’s solutions to today’s problems.

The publication also highlights how our region’s manufacturers are leading the way as our economy retools to become greener and more sustainable, highlighting once again that the Midlands is the pioneering powerhouse of the UK, at the very heart of net zero making.