The House of Commons will celebrate Black Country Week by hosting an event to showcase the region’s businesses.
The Black Country Day Celebration will take place from 11am-4pm on Tuesday 12th July in the Jubilee Room at the House of Commons.
Dudley North MP Ian Austin has worked with the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership 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 nuclear reactors and Bugatti sports cars to Olympic torches and the country's best beer.
Amongst the companies that will be exhibiting at the event are Walsall foundry and manufacturer of the 2012 Olympic torches Alucast, Stourbridge Glass, Wolverhampton aerospace experts HS Marston, automotive components manufacturer CUBE and local brewers Marston’s and Holden’s.
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, where our brilliant local producers and manufacturers can show off their work to MPs from across the country.”