Ian Austin

Independent for Dudley North

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The Black Country comes to Paliament

Brilliant products and produce from the Black Country will be on display in Parliament next week at the annual “Made in the Black Country” Showcase.


Dudley North MP Ian Austin has teamed up with the Black Country LEP to give local business figures, Government Ministers and MPs from all parties the chance to meet Black Country business and see how the region produces everything from rotary engines and handbags to traditional iron metalware and the country’s best beer, including big names such as Moog, Precision Chains and Boss Design.

The event will take place from 11am-3pm on Wednesday 1st November in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House in Parliament.

During the Exhibition the Black Country LEP will also be showcasing the West Midlands supply chain portal, HVM City: the Opportunity Gateway.  This innovative online resource will bring together contract opportunities from across the UK centring on the West Midlands to enable organisations to compete for opportunities  linked to major public and private sector organisations – further boosting regional opportunity and investment.

 Austin organised the event to raise the profile of Black Country manufacturing in Westminster and highlight the region’s skills.

Ian Austin said:

“I grew up in Dudley, I love the Black Country and I’m proud of it.

“Manufacturing is a really important part of the Black Country’s heritage but I want to show that hi-tech manufacturing, science and technology has a bright future in the region too. I want people in London to understand that we are bringing new industries and new jobs to the area to strengthen the local economy and boost prosperity.

“That’s why I’m delighted to be able to organise this event in Parliament again this year, where our brilliant local producers and manufacturers can show off their work to MPs from across the country.”

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