As the 12th largest city in England, Wolverhampton is a town that is firmly embedded in the psyche of the UK engineering sector.
Wolverhampton, which was already prospering through the textiles trade, benefited greatly from the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century. The natural resources of the area, such as coal and iron ore, helped the city to establish itself at the fore front of engineering efforts.
Today, Wolverhampton's economy has been transformed by a much wider range of services including the brewing of alcohol, private hospitals, construction, education and banking with the workers of Wolverhampton recently benefiting from a £22.5 million bus station which opened in the summer of 2011.
In sport Wolverhampton Wanderers have had a successful past winning thirteen major trophies in their 125 year history.