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Wolverhampton | Sandwell | Dudley | Walsall 

5 - 15 October 2020

Stand Up comedy challenge compere announced

The compere for the Wolverhampton Stand Up Comedy Challenge charity event is revealed as being professional comedian, Carly Smallman. Smallman, (pictured) who has appeared on various TV and radio shows as well as starring on BBC's The Rob Brydon Show and ITV's Viral Tap will host Wolverhampton’s second Stand up Challenge at the Molineux Stadium this Thursday (26 April 2018). The five new contestants - who are all local business people, have been training privately for weeks with a professional comedian, ready to perform their original, five-minute stand-up comedy routine on stage to a live audience, of family, friends, colleagues and anyone interested in seeing how they fair. The contestants

Business Festival kicks off in style

The inaugural Black Country Business Festival got underway this morning (23 April) with a prestigious opening event at the Black Country Living Museum, attended by over 100 people. Headline speakers, including Andrew Griffiths, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, and Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority, outlined the importance of the Business Festival to the local economy and the region, as a means of supporting competitiveness and business growth. The audience were inspired to hear that the Black Country is a renewed economy that is a prime place to live, work and invest and that the Business Festival will play a key part in promoting

Black Country’s manufacturing strength shines through in Business Festival

The Black Country is about to be inspired by 17 exciting manufacturing events during its first, two-week Business Festival starting on 23 April. The Festival, initiated by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, is an annual fortnight of business events of all shapes, descriptions and subjects, running throughout the Black Country from 23 April until 4 May. There are a total of 122 events in the Festival making it the biggest business event in the region. Cutting-edge subjects like robotics and automation form part of the manufacturing offer. KUKA robotics will be scrutinising the latest products and solutions and how automated processes can help businesses remain competitive and grow; whilst

Countdown to the start of the region’s biggest business event

There is just one week to go until the start of the inaugural, two-week, Black Country Business Festival on 23 April. Over 100 free business events will be taking place all across the Black Country during the Festival fortnight from 23 April to 4 May. There are no restrictions as to who attend the events, and tickets are all available on a first come, first served basis via the website www.blackcountrybusinessfestival.com. People can expect to find a huge range of business events - run by all sorts of different organisations in the region, which all combine to make a packed Business Festival programme. With 122 events in total, it has already become the biggest business event in the region.

From Global Radio to Google - Black Country Business Festival boasts top, free business and communic

The first Black Country Business Festival is due to start on 23 April. With 122 events in total across all sectors, it is the biggest business event in the region. Initiated by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, the Business Festival is an annual fortnight of exciting and diverse business events of all shapes and descriptions running throughout the Black Country from 23 April until 4 May. Seventy seven Professional Services, Business Support and Communications events form part of the two-week Festival. These include Google Digital Garage events on digital advertising and marketing plans, Global Radio’s showcase of its highly intuitive digital audio advertising software, DAX, as well as s

Top Canadian legal guru, Mitch Kowalski, headlines Black Country Business Festival event

Leading legal author legal services entrepreneur, Mitch Kowalski is flying from Canada to speak at a free Black Country Business Festival event by Talbot’s Law on Thursday 26 April. Entitled ‘Mitch Kowalski - 2030: A Completely New World for Professional Services Firms’, it is one of 77 Professional Services, Business Support and Communications events that form part of the two-week Black Country Business Festival, starting on 23 April. The Business Festival, initiated by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, is an annual fortnight of exciting and diverse business events of all shapes and descriptions running throughout the Black Country from 23 April until 4 May. With 122 events in total ac

Wolverhampton notches up 68 events in first Black Country Business Festival

The Wolverhampton business community is set to come alive in a week, as it prepares for the first Black Country Business Festival fortnight starting on 23 April. There are 122 Business Festival events taking place right across the Black Country, with 68 of these being in the Wolverhampton area. Events are all geared towards helping businesses and individuals to grow and develop - whether this is through learning and sharing, upskilling, making new contacts, or forging new supply chains for example. Wirth so many events, the Festival has already become the biggest business event in the region in its inaugural year. come in all shapes and sizes from seminars, workshops, behind-the-scenes tours

Walsall welcomes fourteen Business Festival events

In just under two weeks’ time, the Walsall area will host fourteen exciting business events – all part of the Black Country Business Festival starting on 23 April. In total,122 events will be taking place throughout the Black Country over the fortnight to 4 May, making the Festival – in its inaugural year, the biggest business event in the region. There is everything from seminars, workshops, behind-the-scenes tours and speed networking to conferences, exhibitions, gala dinners and debates. Most events are completely free to attend. Walsall has a fantastic assortment of different topics which really showcase the diverse nature of its business community. Subject matters include healthier cake

Sixteen Business Festival events set in Sandwell

With the first Black Country Business Festival about to start in just under two weeks, the Sandwell area is set to host 16 of the events – all of which are completely free to attend. Running from 23 April until 4 May, the Business Festival will see everything from seminars, workshops, behind-the-scenes tours and speed networking to conferences, exhibitions and debates. In total over the fortnight, there are 122 events taking place throughout the Black Country, making the Festival – in its inaugural year, the biggest business event in the region. Sandwell Business Solutions Centre in West Bromwich – a partnership between the University of Wolverhampton, Sandwell Council and Sandwell College,

Two weeks until the start of the biggest business event in the region

There is only two weeks until the start of the first Black Country Business Festival - an exciting two-week window of business events all packaged under one banner, running from 23 April until 4 May. A staggering 122 events will be taking place over the fortnight making the Festival the biggest business event in the region. There is everything from seminars, workshops, behind-the-scenes tours and speed networking events to conferences, exhibitions and debates. Subject matters vary from manufacturing, law, property and construction, retail, exporting and overseas trading, business development, marketing and communications through to health and safety, wellbeing, skills development, recruitmen

Nineteen Black Country Business Festival events in Dudley

It is just over two weeks until the start of the Black Country Business Festival and an incredible 19 of the events will be taking place in the Dudley area. With a total of 122 events in the programme, the Business Festival – in its inaugural year – is already the biggest business event in the region. Running from 23 April until 4 May, the Festival will see everything from seminars, workshops, behind-the-scenes tours and speed networking to conferences, exhibitions and debates. Most events are completely free to attend. The Dudley-based events are being held in a range of different and interesting venues within the area, such as the Showcase Cinema, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley Canal

Black Country Business Festival Open House

With just under three weeks until the first Black Country Business Festival, a drop-in ‘open house’ session is being held on Thursday 12 April for people to go along to and ask any questions they might have about the Festival or their events. The ‘open house’ is taking place at the Black Country Chamber of Commerce office (Creative Industries Centre, University of Wolverhampton Science Park, Glashier Drive, Wolverhampton WV10 9TG - sat nav postcode: WV10 9RU). Organisers, Associate Events will be on hand from 11am until 3pm to offer help to any business or individuals about the first Business Festival to be held in the Black Country. Alister de Ternant, managing director of Associate Events

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