Wolverhampton | Sandwell | Dudley | Walsall 

5 - 15 October 2020

The Steering Group

The Steering Group is made up of public and private sector industry professionals with a wide-ranging perspective on the business community within the Black Country. 

They have a key role in ensuring that BCBF represents our region’s diversity and scope by setting an appropriate framework for the festival.  They set the tone and the event criteria to enable our programme of events to accurately reflect the Black Country’s business profile.

The Steering group members are:

  • CHAIR: Corin Crane, Chief Executive,, Black Country Chamber of Commerce

  • Richard Butler, Regional Director, West Midlands CBI

  • Dan Carins, Head of Black Country Growth Hub, City of Wolverhampton Council - Growth Hub

  • Sajida Carr, Programme Director, Creative Black Country

  • Andrea Childs, Managing Director, Klick Business Solutions

  • Andrew Clayton, Employment Growth Officer, Walsall Council

  • Jan Denning, Director, Destination Wolverhampton & Black Country

  • Alister DeTernant, Managing Director, Associate Events

  • Keith Harrison, Editor, Express & Star

  • Nicy Morgan, Business Development Coordinator, Think Sandwell - Sandwell Council

  • Paul Mountford, Head of Planning & Regeneration, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

  • Dawn Owen, Director, BODYKRAFT

  • Joanna Seabright, Marketing Consultant, Midlands Expressway

  • Isobel Woods, Head of Enterprise, Wolverhampton City Council – Economic Partnerships & Investments

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