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Birmingham Day

Birmingham Day

Birmingham Day is held at the House Of Commons and is designed to showcase the West Midlands region, with representations from the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the Black Country LEP and Birmingham City Council.
The region's MPs are often in attendance as part of the campaign to raise awareness among Ministers and the Government of the important role played by the West Midlands in the UK's economy.


Birmingham Day in the Jubilee Room at the House of Commons

Sunday Snapshot: Birmingham Day and NEC Group sale in editor's review of the week

There is a new spirit of cooperation in the region and an acceptance Birmingham can be the hub for a successful local economy

Sir Albert Bore, leader of Birmingham City Council, speaks in the Jubilee Room

Photos: Birmingham Day at the House of Commons

Photographer Jas Sansi joins the celebration of West Midlands manufacturing at the event held in Parliament

Business deal

New era of co-operation for Birmingham and Black Country

Sir Albert Bore said a new era of co-operation had begun, as he spoke alongside representatives of Local Enterprise Partnerships from both Birmingham and the Black Country

Birmingham Day in the Jubilee Room at the House of Commons

Birmingham Day: Civic leaders and local enterprise partnerships pledge to work together

“We can re-emerge as the nation’s second economy and, most importantly, the most significant economy outside London.”

Birmingham Day

Replay: Birmingham Day at the House Of Commons

Our coverage of Birmingham Day in Westminster as West Midlands industry shows the nation's leaders how important the region's manufacturing output is to the UK economy.

Birmingham Day manufacturing showcase at House of Commons

The theme will be the important role played by niche manufacturers, to dispel the myth that manufacturing is dead or in decline

Graphic Group Sales and Marketing Director James Sopwith at ADI Total Engineered solutions in Kings Norton.

Birmingham Day March 2014: Profile - ADI Group

Business now offers total engineering solutions including electrical and mechanical designs, build and maintenance, control panel design, climate control and building intelligence services as well as interior fit outs and FM contracts

Stainless steel wire made by Webster & Horsfall/A.J Wilcock in Small Heath

Birmingham Day March 2014: Profile - Webster & Horsfall

The company dates its history back to 1708, when wholesale ironmonger John Webster of Birmingham together with his heiress wife founded an enterprise that has lasted for almost three hundred years

Birmingham Day March 2014: Profile - Truflo Marine

Over the last half-century Truflo has accumulated a wealth of experience in providing high-integrity valves and actuators

Birmingham Day March 2014: Profile - Sutton Coldfield engine maker Cubewano

A West Midlands business at the cutting edge of engine design and manufacture

MD Pete Moss in one of the workshops at Power Capacitors based in Tyseley, Birmingham.

Birmingham Day March 2014: Profile - Power Capacitors, Tyseley

Company specialises in a technology called “Power Factor Correction” which can considerably reduce industrial energy bills whilst recovering its initial cost within two years

CMA Mouldform in Erdington, specialises in low volume production runs for rapid prototyping, optical art moulding, centrifugal and vacuum castings.

Birmingham Day March 2014: Profile - CMA Moldform

The firm produces castings for the games Industry, including Hawk Wargames and military models. These fine quality parts are shipped to customers all over the world

Behind the scenes at Toye & Co in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

Birmingham Day 2014: Profile - Toye & Co, historic manufacturer based in city

Company holds a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty The Queen as supplier of Gold and Silver Laces, Insignia and Embroidery, and was commissioned to manufacture the medal presented to serving personnel in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

More Canals Than Venice
The story of the industrial revolution at the Thinktank Science Museum in Birmingham.

Birmingham Day March 2014: Profile - Thinktank, city's science museum

Thinktank shows how science and technology, past and present, underpin society and change the way we live

Sales Manager Tony Kelly with some of the medals made by Firmin & Sons in Birmingham.

Birmingham Day 2014: Profile - Firmin & Sons

The earliest references to Mr Firmin can be found in the Guildhall Library in the City of London via the Master and Wardens General Accounts of the Girdlers Company for the years 1654–1672

Gisela Stuart MP

Birmingham Day March 2014: Introduction from Gisela Stuart MP

In the past two decades manufacturing’s share of the economy has fallen from 20 per cent to 10 per cent and there is an agreed consensus nationally that the economy needs to be rebalanced in favour of manufacturing

David Bailey

Birmingham Day March 2014: Manufacturing expert Prof David Bailey's view

Sectors such as automotive, aerospace, power-generation and the production of specialised precision components are all driving ahead, as the West midlands Economic Forum (WMEF) has recently highlighted

Andrew R England Kerr and wife Sally A. England Kerr the “brains” behind Englands Specialist Safety Equipment

Birmingham Day March 2014: Profile - Englands Safety Equipment

Englands Safety Equipment specialise in the design and supply of bespoke equipment to various law enforcement agencies and special forces throughout the world

Brooks Ltd in Smethwick are the makers of bicycle saddles.

Birmingham Day 2014: Brooks England, saddle makers since 1866

The inception of the world-famous Brooks leather saddle came about by a chance event, when, in 1879, the horse that Mr Brooks used for commuting to and from his business died

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