The EMC’s Operations Director Trevor Leeks helped launch the inaugural Black Country Business Festival at locations across the region.
The opening event was held at the Black Country Living Museum at the end of April. It was attended by over 400 business owners and industry leaders.
Andrew Griffith’s Small Business Minister at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, spoke about his roots in Dudley and outlined the importance of the local economy, which contributes in excess of £20bn to the national economy.
The Festival aimed to demonstrate the region’s strengths, innovation, commerce, culture and investment potential, with 122 events over the two week duration.
Trevor spoke about the investment that Jaguar Land Rover had made in the £1bn Engine Manufacturing Centre and the benefits to the region, through the supply chain and job creation.
One of the highlights of the festival was a visit to the EMC, organised by the Black Country Chamber.
Over 40 visitors were hosted by the Land Rover Experience team and taken on a tour of the facility’s Machining Hall and Ingenium Diesel Assembly Hall.
The tour also featured in the Express and Star, CLICK HERE to view.