Think global, act local – H.T. Brigham, Coleshill

Posted Posted in Food, Globalisation, Import substitution, Local economies, Manufacturing, Planning, Procurement, Regional economies, Trade, Transition, Transport

Where did you buy your groceries from this week? Did you visit the independent traders on your local high street, or the one-stop-shop supermarket just down the road? Which you choose will probably come down to several factors including, price, quality, variety, convenience, and not least, whether you even have a local high street anymore. We are often told about […]

Relocalising? Walsall-based `Made in the Midlands` helps to bring work home

Posted Posted in Import substitution, Local economies, Local government, Manufacturing, Planning, Procurement, Transition

Localise West Midlands members who were involved with any of our local procurement activity over the years – from the 2003 conference exploring public procurement in association with Advantage West Midlands to the Birmingham sustainable procurement plan and compact –  will be interested in news of local but private procurement encouraged by Walsall-based Made in the Midlands, which champions manufacturing […]