13 March 2017

Full Steam Ahead for the #MidlandsEngine

By Paul Watts

Last Thursday having arrived into London's Heathrow Airport at 0630hrs from Abu Dhabi following my attendance at the Remote Healthcare Middle East Conference (you can read my Blog here) I hot footed it up the M40 to attend the Midlands Engine Trade Summit at The Vox, Birmingham arriving at good time I think you'll all agree!?!?

The UK Government’s 2015 manifesto committed to make ‘the Midlands an engine of growth’. The Midlands Engine is the long-term economic plan to achieve greater economic growth and productivity across the whole of the Midlands. The Department of International Trade (DIT) has fully supported this aspiration and funded this International Trade Summit to help businesses gain an understanding of how the Midlands Engine can support international business growth.

Hosted by the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire, the Key Note Session was opened by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Mark Garnier MP, followed by an impressive line-up including Elizabeth Fagan, Managing Director of Boots UK, and representatives from UK Export Finance, & the British Business Bank.

In his opening address Mr. Garnier announced The Midlands Engine Strategy which sets out the government's plan for making the Midlands a powerful for economic growth.

The Midlands Engine Strategy is a demonstration of the government’s commitment to making the Midlands a powerful engine for economic growth. Stretching from Shropshire to Lincolnshire, with the M1, M6, and most of our major railway lines running through it, the Midlands sits at the very heart of the UK economy.

SP Services (UK) Ltd has always been proud to have its UK HQ in the Midlands, based on Hortonwood in Telford for last 25 years. In 2013 we moved into our new larger premises; incorporating 32,000 sq ft of warehouse space, ample office space, and 2 training & meeting rooms.

Our UK HQ is the hub of our operation - our Showroom which features all of the top brands including our very own SP, PARABAG and DONWAY products serves many "walk-in" customers from the local business community with #everythingyouneedinanemergency. Our Warehouse and Distribution Centre handles 100's of outbound orders per day as well inbound deliveries ensuring adequate stock levels so that we can get the right product, at the right time, at the price to all our customers.

SP Services (UK) are delighted to work the DIT, in particular the DIT West Midlands, their help, support, and knowledge is a valuable asset to us achieving our Export Strategy. And the hard work of Steve Bray and his team will continue in 2017 and beyond; with our Distribution Network constantly growing we really can supply #everythingyouneedinanemergency across the Globe.

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