In this guest writer feature, Naomi Arblaster, Head of SME Development at the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO), explains how she and her team are helping to shape future industries and support Black Country businesses.

My team and I have a dual mission. We’re committed to facilitating the development of future industries – and, in doing so, to helping Black Country businesses adapt and pivot in the face of increasingly tough trading conditions.

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BCIMO is a not-for-profit Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) and operator of the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre (VLRNIC), a unique, world-class centre for rail innovation based in Dudley in the West Midlands.

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Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre
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