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Prime Minister 'glad to be back in the Midlands'

PR 08/09
13 February 2009

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown visited WMG at the University of Warwick for the third time today (Friday 13 February) as part of a tour of the Midlands.

Mr Brown first visited WMG in June 2007 when he unveiled the foundation stone of the Group’s newest building, the International Digital Laboratory. Then in July last year he returned to formally open the building.

His visit last week was a private meeting with an invited audience but he said: “It is great to be back in the Midlands and especially to come once again to this wonderful example of entrepreneurship and innovation.

“There’s no denying that times are tough at the moment but it will be the imagination and innovation displayed at organisations like WMG that will help ensure this region comes through the recession fitter and stronger.”

Notes to editors:
· WMG (formerly Warwick Manufacturing Group) is an academic department of the University of Warwick focusing on delivering innovative solutions to industry through advanced research and education programmes. WMG’s founder and director is Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya. For more information visit
· The Digital Lab is home to WMG’s newest research projects including visualisation, neuroimaging, e-security and digital innovation. To find out more about the work of the Lab, which also offers support to regional SMEs, visit
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Prime Minister Gordon Brown arrives at WMG with Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya


Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya and Prime Minister Gordon Brown