Birmingham’s healthy future

Albert-Bore-300pxCars, jewellery, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin – the Midlands is renowned for its metal exports in many forms. What is less well known is that the Midlands is the UK’s medical technology heartland, which means it produces quite a lot of hospital equipment and orthopaedic devices.

Together, the West and East Midlands are home to 30% of medtech companies, compared with 27% in the South East and East and 20% in the North. “The reason they don’t appear on the