There has never been a better time to invest in Midlands Rail
Talent-rich area with 1000's of graduates. Over 20 universities, with 9 that specialise in rail engineering
£200bn + investment into UK rolling stock and rail infrastructure over the next 15 years
Invest in Great: Regional focus on Midlands UK Rail
Here in the Midlands, we’ve been building trains and railways for 200 years, we are a core part of the UK’s £7bn rail manufacturing industry that employs over 80,000 people across the country.
These opportunities make the UK an attractive place to locate for overseas companies active in rail, and the Midlands, given its location and strong rail cluster, is the ideal location in the UK to invest in.
Sir John Peace – Midlands Engine Chairman
I believe we are now ready to very clearly and very loudly speak with one united voice on the world’s stage – The Midlands is the beating heart of UK manufacturing, we are the beating heart of the country and the home to global iconic businesses, we are a magnet for investment and we can deliver results which can drive forward the UK economy.
Theresa May MP – Prime Minister
The industrial strategy for the United Kingdom .. is an important part of the Government’s plan for the future. That is looking at issues like infrastructure, like skills, ensuring that we can build on the best, and encourage the growth that we need for the economy of the future. The Midlands Engine .. will be an important part of the growth for the future.
Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP
The Midlands is a great place to do business, to learn, to live and to relax and I am delighted to give my support, as Ministerial Champion, to the Midlands Engine.