Made in the Midlands recently hosted a historic Summer drinks event at Hotel Du Vin, Birmingham, where they officially appointed Lord Whitby as their new non-executive Chairman.
Lord Whitby is an English Conservative Party politician and the former leader of Birmingham City Council. During his time as leader, Whitby has been responsible for the slogan: “Global City, Local Heart”, a brand which commonly appears on Council documents and marketing material.
Whitby has been heavily involved in a number of large infrastructure projects in Birmingham. He was responsible for helping bring about the £600 million redevelopment of Birmingham’s New Street Station in partnership with Network Rail, Advantage West Midlands and Centro.
Made in the Midlands CEO, Jason Pitt said: “This year’s summer drinks event was one of the most pivotal events in our company history, as we officially unveiled Lord Whitby as our new non-executive Chairman.”
“Lord Whitby is a fantastic ambassador and representative for the entire Midlands region. He has had an unbelievable impact in Birmingham, but now he wants to help Made in the Midlands to become a huge influence in rebalancing the UK’s business model. Lord Whitby is not just a political figure, he is also the Managing Director of his own manufacturing company, Skeldings Ltd and we hope our members can work alongside his company.”
The Summer drinks event attracted over 150 representatives of the Midlands manufacturing sector. Attendees were treated to an unlimited amount of drinks throughout the evening, as a celebration of their successful work throughout the year. There were an extensive range of key directors and decision-makers from some of the biggest manufacturers within the region at the event, discussing potential future business.
There are an extensive range of Made in the Midlands members who are currently, or have worked alongside fellow members, including: Pemberton Engineering, SSC Laser, Salop Design and Engineering, adi Group, Threeway Pressings, Wrekin Sheet Metal and many more. Our Summer drinks event created a relaxed environment, ideal for striking up new business ventures amongst our members.
Prior to our Summer drinks event, Bracebridge Engineering tweeted: “Why we are MIM Members? In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.” The continuing growth of our membership base and attendance at events is a testament to this belief. It is clear, that Midlands manufacturers will continue to succeed and flourish together in a post-Brexit Britain.