December 09, 2011

Professor Lord Bhattacharyya interviewed for the Politics Show in the Midlands

Professor Lord Bhattacharyya with Patrick Burns Professor Lord Bhattacharyya and Patrick Burns 2

Patrick Burns, BBC Midlands Political Editor visited us on Wednesday 7th December to interview Professor Lord Bhattacharyya for the Politics Show West Midlands.

The interview took place in our Premium Vehicle Customer Interface Technologies centre where our Product Evaluation Technologies Group undertake their research providing technical solutions for a variety of business sectors, supporting the entire product lifecycle from design and development through to market.

It didn't take long for us to set up the interview area to ensure that Gary the camera man had enough space to film.

Once Professor Lord Bhattacharyya arrived it was down to business and Patrick started asking his questions. The main theme of the interview was to take stock of 2011 and look into 2012 focusing on what this might hold for West Midlands economy particularly in the areas of skills, technology, manufacturing, exports and the role universities have to play in the economy.

After the main interview was filmed Gary needed to grab a few 'different angle' shots to assist with the editing of the interview for the final broadcast.

Within 45 minutes Patrick was thanking the Professor for his time and headed off back to the BBC offices in the Mailbox.

Hear what the Professor had to say on Jaguar Land Rover's revival

Plus Patrick's outline of the interview 'can Midlands firms manufacture new hope for economy?'


The interview forms the centre piece for this week's (Sunday 11th December 2011) BBC Politics Show in the Midlands from 12 noon.

Professor Lord Bhattacharyya's interview is at 40 minutes and available until Saturday 17th December 2011


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