Made in Midlands

Revolution VLR Wins Made in Midlands Award 2022

Transport Design International, supported by Eversholt Rail, has won recognition for using its local supply chain to create critical transport connectivity and invigorating the region’s levelling-up programme with the Revolution Very Light Rail vehicle.

The evening recognised the products, innovations and ideas from the region’s manufacturers over the past 12 months.

We are thrilled to have won the Insider’s Made in Midlands Automotive, Aerospace and Rail Award for our work.

"We are hugely proud to win tonight's Insider Made in Midlands Award for Automotive, Aerospace and Rail. Transport Design International is a global leader in the design, innovation, and manufacturing, of Very Light Rail vehicles. To be recognised for our ground-breaking work in the Midlands region and our first-a-kind Revolution VLR vehicle is fantastic. We have had a lot of national and international interest in RVLR, and we are currently working with Eversholt Rail to bring our vehicle to market."

- Sam Sharp

Transport Design International

"We are delighted that Transport Design International has won this prestigious award. It recognises the ground-breaking achievement in bringing the innovative Revolution Very Light Rail vehicle from concept to reality. It has been a great team effort and we look forward to working together in the next phase of the programme to build on strong market interest by securing production orders."

- Tim burleigh

Head of External Relations at Eversholt Rail.

About the Made in Midlands Awards

This year’s Made in the Midlands Awards was another inspiring showcase of the region’s world-class manufacturing sector. It was fantastic to see a strong line-up of businesses, such as Pukka Pies, Forterra and Morningside Pharmaceuticals to Contechs, Envisage Group and Addmaster (UK). The winners of each category were announced at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham. The event recognised the products, innovations, and ideas from the region’s manufacturers over the past 12 months. Guests heard from Professor Gary Jones of Rolls-Royce and Professor David Bailey of the University of Birmingham. The event was compered by Mike Bushell.