Wolverhampton grew initially as a market town with a specialism within the woollen trade. During and after the Industrial Revolution, the city became a major industrial centre, with mining, (mostly coal, limestone and iron ore) as well as a production of steel, japanning, locks, motorcycles and cars. Derek Foster identified this and began Action Midlands with the vision of offering quality, industrial Forklift Truck Training to the masses.
Action Midlands was launched in May 1997 and quickly became renowned for offering expert and affordable training. To this day, Action Midlands is continuing to grow, training employees from worldwide companies such as Alpine and Aston Martin Formula 1 Race Team and household names such as Mullers. Action Midlands and its sister company, Action Training (Stoke) Ltd, are proud to be one of the leading training providers in their field of expertise.