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20th August 2015

The latest Business Bulletin from the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner can be viewed here

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Broadband Scheme

7th August 2015

Broadband Connection Voucher scheme
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Training Courses

22nd May 2013

THe following training days are held by Black Country Chamber of Commerce. For further details contact Christine Bate on 0845 8724256 or email

Fire Marshall Training
17th May
Half day

Emergency First Aid at Work
23rd May
One day

Smarter Selling with Mark Wormald
21st May
Half day
£20 (course + VAT; discount for Chamber members).

More information can be found here


Walsall Works

21st May 2013

Walsall Works

Walsall Works is a multi-million financial investment by Walsall Council and will unlock new jobs within micro, small and medium sized enterprises with a focus on those opportunities within the growth sectors of:
Niche and high value Manufacturing & Engineering, Building and Environmental Technologies, Construction, Financial, Professional and Business Services, Creative and Digital Services, Health and Social Care and Logistics.
Walsall employers who recruit a young Walsall resident as an apprentice will be offered an incentive payment from £3,000 for employers taking on a young person aged 16 or 17 at a rate of £3.00 per hour right up to £6,000 for employers taking on a young person aged 21 to 24 at a rate of £6.19 per hour. (Criteria applies)
Other incentives are available in other areas of the Black Country.

If you would like any more information please contact Christine Bate on 0845 8724 256 or

Promoting Black Country Transport Schemes

17th May 2013

The responsibility for prioritising local transport major schemes from 2015/16 and for overseeing their delivery has been devolved by Government to Local Transport Bodies (LTB). The Black Country Strategic Transport Board will serve as our LTB.

The Black Country Strategic Transport Board (LTB) is seeking scheme proposals to access major scheme funding. In the first investment period (2015-2019), the Black Country has an indicative allocation of £27.6 million (=/- 33%).

Guidance on how to apply for this funding, including eligibility criteria, and the application form can be found below.
Guidance for scheme promoters
Strategic outline case application form

Please note, applications for funding are welcomed from any organisation, individual or group of individuals so long as the scheme proposal satisfies the minimum criteria included under section 1 of the guidance.

The deadline for submission of the Strategic Outline Case application to the Black Country Strategic Transport Board is 5pm, Friday 17 May 2013. Decisions on successful applications will be announced in the summer of 2013.

For enquiries please contact Laura Shoaf 01902 554097.
For further information on the role of the Black Country Strategic Board, please ...

Exhibition Trade Show

15th May 2013

The Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill Dudley, Level Street, Brierley Hill DY5 1UR

These business to business events are always very popular.
Attend free as a Chamber member to network and visit the table top displays to make new contacts and bring your business cards on the day for distribution.

Make the best of the event by taking a table and promote your own business to the company’s taking part. The table space includes tea/coffee service and breakfast bap at 9:30am for up to 2 delegates. There is space for one standard pop up stand (please talk to us with any queries).
If you require power please advise at time of booking.

The table top spaces are only available to Chamber members so please contact us if you would like to discuss membership.

FREE for each member to attend and network and £5 + VAT for non-members.
Table space £80 + VAT for members only

Book now as these events do sell out!


Speed Networking

1st May 2013

WS10 Conference & Banqueting Centre, 85 Holyhead Rd, Wednesbury WS10 7PA

Speed Networking is a great way to build new business-to-business relationships between companies of all shapes and sizes. Within a few minutes of talking to someone new, it is possible to work out if you want to meet again, whether there is the possibility of a future business relationship, or simply to understand more about what your new contact does and how you may help each other.
At this event you will have one to two minutes to speak to the person opposite you before moving on to the next delegate. Ensure you inform each person regarding the main purpose of your business, your unique selling point and who your target audience is. When the whistle blows they will talk to you before at the next alarm it is all change to the next person.

We recommend only one attendee from each company. The events are limited to 30 delegates so book on early to secure your place as these type of meetings do get booked up quickly. New networkers find these events particularly useful.

£10 + VAT for Chamber members and £15 + VAT for non-members