Midlands manufacturing invited to reach out to the Commonwealth and beyond

A major event on the eve of the Commonwealth Games will put Midlands manufacturing firmly in the spotlight.

The British Manufacturing Showcase event is being jointly supported by Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Black Country Chamber of Commerce.

It is being organised and hosted by national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm Crowe at the firm’s Midlands office in Rounds Green Road, Oldbury, on Wednesday, 27 July, from 08.00 until 12.00.

Companies and individuals who wish to take part are being invited to sign up as soon as possible with applications being considered on a first come, first served basis.

Johnathan Dudley, National Head of Manufacturing and Crowe’s Midlands Managing Partner, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity at a time when the eyes of the world are on Birmingham and the Midlands to showcase the best of British manufacturing to a global audience.”

The event also has the backing of the Department of International Trade (DiT) and UK Export Finance (UKEF) and officials will be on hand to highlight the way the government can help manufacturers push through to the global marketplace.

Dudley said: “All eyes are on Birmingham and the focus is on The Commonwealth, but this is also a golden opportunity to remind everyone across the globe of the innovation and expertise that UK manufacturing offers the world.

“The British Manufacturing Showcase, in conjunction with the Birmingham Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce, will be of huge interest to UK businesses looking to engage with existing exporters to share best practice on exporting and obtain guidance and support both from those businesses and government agencies too.”

Dudley said the British Manufacturing Showcase also provide those attending with a chance to tap into the expertise of Crowe’s internationally focused teams who have extensive expertise in cross-border transactions with access to Crowe Global’s network of more than 40,000 people across 200+ independent firms in 150 countries.

“The exporting door is ajar and we can help Midlands manufacturers push through and succeed on the global stage.”

Companies wishing to take part or to meet some of the finest manufacturers in the Midlands, can apply via British Manufacturing Showcase event form, or email nathan.sanghera@crowe.co.uk or call 0121 543 1900.

Crowe has devised a new Export Funding Flowchart, which provides valuable guidance on how to plot a course to global success and will be available in conjunction with The British Manufacturing Showcase from Wednesday 27 July.



  • Miriam Sherwood, Director, People Communications & Marketing, Crowe UK. Tel: (0)121 543 1900, sherwood@crowe.co.uk