Last week we launched Sandwell’s new Business Ambassadors programme.
We’re bringing together business leaders from a range of industries, from manufacturing and construction to professional services and food producers, to work with the council to bring investment into Sandwell.
The group will also work with small and medium-sized businesses, offering advice and running masterclasses where they will share their expertise.
To create a Midlands Powerhouse, we need to drive investment to all of our boroughs.
We not only want existing businesses to reach their full potential, but to attract new business to Sandwell.
This is a great opportunity for us to work closely with key players to boost Sandwell’s reputation as a place to do business.
We have a group of very experienced, successful business people working with us from a range of industries.
Their expertise will help us ensure that Sandwell and the Black Country thrives and grows as a business destination.
The chair of the group is Paul Cadman, group managing director at Futura and the vice-chair is Kate Manners, managing director at David Manners Group.
We also have:
- Melvin Wingfield, director, A&M EDM Ltd
- Tony Bryan, business development manager, Briggs Amasco
- Mark Evans, partner, Crowe Clark Whitehill
- Kate Manners, managing director, David Manners Group
- Paul Deep, sales director, East End Foods
- Paul Cadman, group managing director, Futura
- John Wood, group corporate services director, Liberty Industries Group
- Graham Pennington, Principal and Chief Executive , Sandwell College
- Geoff Walker, chief executive, Sandwell Community Caring Trust
- Tracy Pearce, chief executive, SIPS Education
- Richard Allen, general manager, voestalpine Metsec
- Adrian Wright, sales and marketing director, West Bromwich Albion FC
We’re now working on arranging events, masterclasses and meet ups.
You’ll find more about the Business Ambassadors group on the Think Sandwell website.