Business Crime Newsletter

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
Your business could get up to £3k towards faster and better broadband, through the Broadband ... more »


Speed Networking

27th February 2014

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.
But be warned – it will be loud – it will be hectic – it will be a squash and the whistle will be loud!

Plan for a Better Business Workshop

25th February 2014

Finding the time for strategic planning is not always easy In today's highly competitive business environment. We know strategic planning is vital, and this workshop will take you through bite sized processes to really give your business some impetus for growth.

Wednesday 25th February
9:30am – 1:30pm
Includes a buffet lunch & networking at 12:30 – 1:30p.m.
Free for new Chamber members with voucher codes
Free to PassPort Holders
£10 plus VAT for Chamber Members (Members Only Event)
Barons Court Hotel, Walsall Rd, Walsall, WS9 9AH


Funding Factsheet

21st February 2014

This funding factsheet has been developed by the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Access to Finance Group (Chaired by Paul Brown), in response to a number of requests from companies and intermediaries.
The document provides a two page overview of government-backed funding streams and includes a brief overview, contact details and links for further information for each of the funding streams currently available, or due to be launched soon.

Chamber Networks

12th February 2014

Our Chamber Networks meetings combine the best of networking with a chance to meet up with your connections, to make new business contacts and to hear a short presentation on a subject that we have chosen to be of interest for you.
This meeting will start at 10am with a breakfast bap and a chance to introduce your company to everyone sitting on your table and to hear about what your neighbours do.

What makes a bid a good bid? How to be successful in achieving funding.
In the Black Country there is plenty of grant funding available when you know where to look. Funding is available for instance through the Black Country Business Property Improvement Programme, the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative, the Business Innovation Programme and soon Black Country GOLD and another wave of Growing Priority Sectors in the Black Country.But how best to achieve the funding that you need and ensure that you don’t miss out by including the wrong words.  This is your chance to hear from the direct experience of the assessors themselves.Daniel Carins, from the Employment Growth Team at Walsall Council, sits on the panel that appraises applications for the Growing Priority Sectors ...