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All the latest news and current activities for Drive Midlands.

  • Business Growth Programme

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    The new £33 million Business Growth Programme (BGP) has now been launched. The package of support is designed to strengthen supply chains, stimulate innovation and grow existing Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) across the Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire and The Marches Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). Please see the funding round schedule for […]

  • Automotive sector in the Midlands drives economic growth and thousands of jobs following 58 foreign investments in 2016/17

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Region secured 58 FDI projects in 2016/17 Investments supported the creation of 2,900 jobs Announcement comes ahead of the Midlands’ presence at international trade show Automechanika on 6-8 June Figures released today by automotive inward investment body Drive Midlands show that the region’s automotive sector secured 58 new foreign direct investments during 2016/17, a 10% […]

  • Project INSIGHT: State-of-the-art autonomous low-speed vehicle designed for city environment

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    State-of-the-art driverless low speed vehicles known as autonomous Pods, which are being developed to make travel easier particularly for blind and visually impaired people, are on display to the public this week (Monday May 29 – Friday June 2). The innovative INSIGHT project, will see an all-British consortium transform Heathrow Ultra-Pods into hi-tech autonomous vehicles. […]

  • Mills & Reeve ‘Innovation 50’ open for applications

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Innovation 50 aims to encourage global recognition for the region’s innovative businesses Firm is calling for companies from across the region to put themselves forward Campaign supported by city leaders from the private, public and education sector Mills & Reeve has today opened entries for its first ever ‘Innovation 50’, an in-depth ranking of the […]

  • The Industrial Strategy Green Paper Opportunity for Automotive Supply Chain Businesses – Have Your Say

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    Here’s your chance to have your say on what more the government can do for your business. Drive Midlands, in conjunction with BEIS, is coordinating a series of round table events, in order to collate responses relating to the newly released Green Paper, from businesses within the automotive supply chain. Feedback and questions will then […]

  • UK companies win robotics ‘golden ticket’ to work with MTC

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    A selection of British companies are poised to reap the benefits of a European-wide initiative on robotic technology after securing one of 25 ‘golden tickets’. Automata Technologies, Hexagon Metrology, Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) and Russell Finex are the latest UK beneficiaries from the second and final round of the ROBOTT-NET Voucher Programme, which saw the […]

  • Birmingham Peddimore set to expand city’s industrial offer by £350 million, attracting 10,000 jobs

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    By: Amisha Mistry

      Peddimore will be an exemplary industrial development in the West Midlands, creating up to 10,000 new jobs and contributing £350 million to the local economy A Visioning Document will kick-start the development of the 71ha employment site, which will deliver over 265,000 sqm of new industrial floorspace to accommodate a range of occupiers Access […]

  • Build to suit opportunities: Reedswood Park, Walsall

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    For Sale/To Let: 10 acre prominent site, junction 10 M6 only 1.2 miles The Site Build to suit opportunities are available with leasehold or freehold options offered. Premises can be designed to match occupiers’ specific requirements up to 200,000sq ft. Reedswood Industrial Park is centrally located in the heart of the West Midlands conurbation. The […]

  • MIA Motorsport Business Visit to North Carolina

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    The MIA is coordinating a unique 5-day business development visit across the Charlotte and Mooresville region, which is home to teams, manufacturers and suppliers competing in NASCAR, Verizon IndyCar, Red Bull Global Rally Cross, Formula One, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Stadium Super Trucks. North Carolina offers particularly lucrative opportunities with the motorsport market valued […]

  • The Apprenticeship Levy webinar- Are you prepared for the April 2017 implementation?

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    By: Amisha Mistry

    SMMT is hosting a webinar in one week’s time on Tuesday 21 February to provide the automotive industry with a clear understanding of the Apprenticeship Levy, and associated funding reforms, ahead of the April 2017 implementation date. The introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy will alter the entire infrastructure for apprenticeships in the UK, not just […]