Invest Dudley

An area steeped in tradition with a clear vision for the future. The time is now to invest in Dudley.


Meet Dudley Council at MIPIM 2019, the world’s leading property market

Destination Partner on the Midlands UK pavilion - C16.D, to arrange a meeting email: or call +44(0)7976418848 

Councillor Judy Foster, deputy leader of Dudley Council

“Councillor Foster has been at the forefront of local government for 20 years, holding key, lead roles in regeneration, transportation and many more. As cabinet lead, she has helped spearhead millions of pounds worth of inward investment and regeneration, creating jobs for local people. As deputy leader of the borough’s biggest employer, her role oversees many important functions of the council, including communications, law and governance. Councillor Foster is passionate about creating a borough people and businesses are proud to call home.”

Paul Mountford – head of planning & regeneration

“Attending MIPIM for the first time in 2019, Paul has responsibility for the delivery of the Council’s ambitious regeneration plans through his role as Head of Planning & Regeneration, overseeing multi million pound investment projects across the borough. Paul is a passionate advocate of Dudley as a great place to live, work and play and will be championing the huge investment opportunities in Dudley to prospective investors/developers at the week-long MIPIM 2019 event.”

Mike Folkard, economic development manager

"A regular at MIPIM over the past 10 years. Mike will be returning to Cannes again, this time with Dudley Council. Mike is responsible for managing the Dudley Business First Service which provides free help for businesses looking to invest, relocate or expand in the area. In addition Mike oversees all activity across DY5, Dudley’s Business and Innovation Enterprise Zone, one of Dudley Council’s prime investment opportunities that it will be promoting at MIPIM."


Why Dudley?

It's a place for business growth, a place to learn, a place to live and a place to visit which makes it the place to invest - Dudley town centre and DY5 enterprise zone

Dudley is the historic capital of the Black Country in the midst of an exciting new chapter in its history with multi-million pound business, transport and retail developments which are set to define a generation.

Located in the heart of the West Midlands, in the centre of the UK, close to the M5 and M6, just eight miles from Birmingham City Centre and within easy reach of Birmingham International Airport. Dudley and the Black Country have a long history of providing world-class manufacturing and engineering and this still remains a vital and central part of the economy.

The borough is already home to manufacturing, engineering, technological, retail, digital and creative companies. Businesses choose Dudley borough to be connected, resourced and to grow.