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50 ways the West Midlands made its mark

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  1. West Midlands advances to the next level
    From the first traffic lights and the oldest digital computer to Silicon Spa and our 5G testbed. The West Midlands continues to boast a thriving creative and digital sector.
  2. Planes, trains & automobiles
    From the penny-farthing to the Range Rover Sport, the West Midlands manufacturing industry remains influential.
  3. Getting down to business
    From the first Lloyds Bank in 1864 to HSBC’s HQ in 2019, the West Midlands is one of Europe’s largest BPFS clusters.
  4. A new lease of life
    Home to more MedTech companies than any other UK region. Home to one of the largest hospitals in Europe. The West Midlands sits at the forefront of medical advancement.
  5. A flavour of the region
    From Cadbury and custard to Digbeth Dining Club. The West Midlands continues to make its mark on the culinary scene.
  6. Beats, books & Blinders
    Shakespeare and Tolkien. Regis and Cunningham. Sabbath and Smith. The West Midlands remains a proud hub of culture and creativity.
  7. Mechanical Masterminds
    Letters, locks and leather. Creation and innovation have always been part of the West Midlands’ DNA.
  8. Region gets the ball rolling
    From the creation of two world-renowned games. The West Midlands continues to champion its sporting talent.
  9. Travel around the region with ease on West Midlands Railway.
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