Sandwell Council and Birmingham City Council are planning a big networking exhibition this autumn, designed to forge strong links between suppliers and the contractors who design, build and run hospitals across the globe.

Collectively, West Midlands manufacturers are capable of providing everything needed to design, build and run a 21st-century hospital. Sandwell Council and our partners at Birmingham City Council will be celebrating this fact in the autumn of 2014 with a huge networking event.

We want to forge strong links between the region’s supply chain and health sector consortia who design, build and run healthcare facilities. This is timely and important, as the £353m Midland Metropolitan Hospital has just had the green light to be built in Smethwick. We want as many local businesses as possible to be qualified and capable of winning related work.