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Black Country Chamber of Commerce The Black Country Chamber of Commerce represents businesses of all sizes and sectors across Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Owned by our members, your Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping you win new business, represent your business views and provide services to save you money. blackcountrychamber.co.uk

Talbots Law One of the largest independent law firms in the region offering the full range of personalised, clientfocussed legal services to businesses, individuals and families in a language that people understand. Talbots Law is an award-winning, innovative law firm proudly rooted in the Black Country, Staffordshire and North Worcestershire. talbotslaw.co.uk

SPONSORS

Thomas Dudley Thomas Dudley has been manufacturing in the UK since 1920. Based in the heart of the West Midlands, engineering high quality, innovative bathroom products and iron castings. thomasdudley.co.uk

Walsall Council Walsall Council’s Business Growth Team supports businesses of all shapes and sizes across the borough. The Team can help in many ways from grants and funding to employment and skills support. go.walsall.gov.uk

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Dudley Business First There is a wide variety of business support available in Dudley Borough, whether you are ready to upskill or add new people to your workforce, Dudley Business First Employment and Skills Team provides a complete package of free, personal and local support to guide you through the entire recruitment process. dudleybusinessfirst.org.uk

Casino36 A premier, state-of-the-art, entertainment venue in the heart of Wolverhampton. Offering multiple, versatile and stunning facilities for private hire. casino36.co.uk

Sandwell Sandwell Council is driving forward with plans that will mean in 2030, Sandwell will be a thriving, optimistic and resilient community. The Sandwell Business Ambassadors programme was launched in 2016 to combine the strengths (skills, experience and networks) of prominent business people in the borough to support and represent local businesses. sandwell.gov.uk

With thanks to our partners, sponsors and supporters.


#BCBF_21

WELCOME TO THE 2021 BLACK COUNTRY BUSINESS FESTIVAL It is brilliant to be introducing the fourth Black Country Business Festival 2021 programme. Given the uncertainly of the last couple of years, it really is fantastic how the Black Country business community has once again, pulled out all the stops - truly demonstrating what a resilient and optimistic bunch we are! Huge thanks goes to all our valued partners, sponsors and supporters for their encouragement and support of what is sure to be two weeks of business excellence. The packed 2021 programme contains nearly 80 outstanding events which comprise a good cross section of in-person, digital and hybrid events (a mix of both), which perfectly illustrate the Festival’s 2021 themes of Inclusive Growth; Innovation; Business Growth; Regeneration and This is the Black Country. These themes were chosen because they represent key areas in the region that have been impacted over the recent months, have thrived or where support and assistance can be offered to help business community bounce back. There are loads of events in the festival to choose from, with something for everyone. Take a look at what’s on offer and simply register to attend through the BCBF website. Nearly every event is completely free to attend.

We hope that everyone makes the most of this fantastic annual fortnight – which is so much more than just a business event!

Corin Crane Chief Executive, Black Country Chamber of Commerce

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BUSINESS COMMUNITIES BUILDING FUTURES | 4TH - 15 TH OCTOBER 2021

WEEK ONE

MONDAY 4 01

Opening Event Black Country Business Festival Time: 09:00 - 10:00 Venue: Resonance Join us to kick off the 2021 Black Country Business Festival, with talks f rom local business leaders f rom around the region. Taking place at Resonance, a new stateof-the-art music institute in Dudley.

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Our Employer Engagement Offer - What Can Sandwell College Do For You ? Sandwell College Time: 10:00 - 11:30 Venue: Sandwell College

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Join us in our state-of-the-art vocational centre for an exciting event offering an insight into how we can help your business.

03

An Insight into Green, Cost-Effective Solutions for Waste Goods L & J Lonsdale

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Time: 10:00 - 12:00 Venue: L& J Lonsdale Ltd This is a great opportunity to discuss yout waste recycling requirements, improve your environmental credentials and identify solutions for creating additional sources of revenue. 04

Servitization Live The Advanced Services Group & Aston Business School

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Time: 10:30 - 17:00 Venue: Online & ICC Birmingham Servitization Live will provide a platform for business executives and manufacturers f rom around the globe to see, hear and debate the latest advances and practices in servitization. 05

Simply Networking - Workshop & Practical Session Black Country Chamber of Commerce

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Time: 11:00 - 13:00 Venue: Online This is an opportunity to join a ‘ practical networking’ exercise, then try this out with other Black Country businesses, both members and non-members of your local chamber of commerce.

TUESDAY 5 01

Servitization Live The Advanced Services Group & Aston Business School

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Time: 08:45 - 17:00 Venue: Online & ICC Birmingham Servitization Live will provide a platform for business executives and manufacturers f rom around the globe to see, hear and debate the latest advances and practices in servitization. Theme key

Inclusive Growth

Innovation

Business Growth

This is The Black Country

Regeneration


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02

Financial Fitness: Steps to a Brighter Future for your Business Jerroms Corporate Finance

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Time: 08:00 - 10:00 Venue: Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust The aim of this session is to help identify what steps you should take to make better decisions about your business f inances, create a contingency plan and think ahead. 03

Business Innovation & Engagement Programme Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation

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Time: 09:30 - 11:45 Venue: Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology This event will provide local businesses with opportunities to engage with leading experts, learn new skills and become part of the Very Light Rail supply chain community. 04

How to Boost Your Mental Fitness for Better Performance! Lunar Coaching

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Time: 10:00 - 11:30 Venue: Online Find out more about a “PQ operating system” to BOOST your mental f itness by growing the 3 Core Mental Muscles, i.e., Saboteur-interceptor, Sage and SelfCommand Mind Muscles. 05

Complimentary 30-minute Consul tation on Patents, Trade Marks or Designs Forresters IP LLP Time: Sessions start at 10:00 - Venue: Online

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During the session you will gain insight on how protecting your intellectual property can help you stay ahead of competitors and secure success.

06

Flexible Working - How to Make it Work for your Business Talbots Law

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Time: 14:00 - 16:30 Venue: Himley Hall Join this debate to hear how businesses have overcome the barriers when implementing flexible working and what works for them.

07

BCLM: Forging Ahead Tour and Talk Black Country Living Museum & Balfour Beatty

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Time: 17:00 - 19:00 Venue: Black Country Living Museum Be one of the f irst to see behind the hoarding of BCLM’s largest capital development in its 43-year history, BCLM: Forging Ahead, which will see its story extend into the 1940s – 60s

10 DAY PROGRAMME | 5 THEMES

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BUSINESS COMMUNITIES BUILDING FUTURES | 4TH - 15 TH OCTOBER 2021

WEDNESDAY 6 01

Sustainable Construction & Development City of Wolverhampton Council Time: 08:00 - 09:00 Venue: Online - Invite Only This special round table event will look at how the contruction sector is adopting and adapting to the sustainable agenda, and what opportunities this creates for businesses.

02

Servitization Live The Advanced Services Group & Aston Business School

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Time: 09:00 - 14:30 Venue: Online & ICC Birmingham Servitization Live will provide a platform for business executives and manufacturers f rom around the globe to see, hear and debate the latest advances and practices in servitization. 03

Doing Business Internationally – Uncovering Export Opportunities, Getting Paid and Managing Export Working Capital Department for International Trade Time: 09:30 - 10:30 Venue: Online

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If you would like to learn more about exporting: how to get paid, how to manage working capital, foreign exchange and other considerations attend this event.

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Meeting your CSR Commitments Through the Employment of Ex-Offenders Black Country Talent Match Time: 10:00 - 11:00 Venue: Online

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Find out how employing someone with an offending background can be a way to meet CSR commitments as well as adapting to skills shortages and an aging workforce. 05

West Midlands Net Zero Business Pledge - What’s in it for me? Sustainability West Midlands

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Time: 10:00 - 11:30 Venue: Walsall College & Online Join us at this event to understand how the Net Zero pledge will help you reduce your environmental impact, save costs, and prepare your business for climate change impacts. 06

Taking the First Steps to Become your Own Boss? Let us Help you to Start-Up, Scale-Up and Succeed Black Country Chamber of Commerce Time: 10:00 - 12:30 Venue: Dudley Archives

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This event is a great opportunity to gain knowledge of what support is out there in our region in way of f ree business advice, workshops and networking.

Theme key

Inclusive Growth

Innovation

Business Growth

This is The Black Country

Regeneration


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07

Bostin’ Coffee, Snacks and Food at Work Excalibur Ref reshed Limited

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Time: Hourly slots start at 10:00 - 15:00 Venue: Excalibur Ref reshed Limited Focus on what you’re good at and keep employees happy and more productive by offering provisions easily and automatically, and with no hassle.

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Demystifying Accessible Marketing Communications aka Making Your Messages Clear with Paula Dower Creative Black Country Time: 10:30 - 11:30 Venue: Online

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Do you see the same faces at your events? Do you want your messages to reach a wider audience? Do you have a limited budget? Then this session is for you!

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Black Country Business Festival 2021 Golf Day Penn Golf Club

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Time: 13:00 - 17:00 Venue: Penn Golf Club Back for 2021, the BCBF Golf Day will provide the opportunity to “do business” on the golf course. An excellent networking opportunity for those attending.

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Integrating Social Media in to Your Marketing Strategy Black Country Chamber of Commerce

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Time: 13:00 - 14:30 Venue: Online Join David Glenwright f rom JC Social Media to f ind out how social media strategy has in recent years become a priority for all businesses.

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Building Back Better - Closing the Skills Gap Walsall College

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Time: 14:00 - 15:00 Venue: Online This event will explore the different avenues the College is taking in making sure we are upskilling workers of every age and stage.

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Business Sustainability: Carbon Literacy for SMEs Accelerated Success

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Time: 14:00 - 16:00 Venue: Online Businesses of all sizes are encouraged by the government to achieve zero carbon and work more sustainably but helpful guidance is thin on the ground for SMEs.

10 DAY PROGRAMME | 5 THEMES

CALENDAR HOME


BUSINESS COMMUNITIES BUILDING FUTURES | 4TH - 15 TH OCTOBER 2021

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Evening Networking and a Show! Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

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Time: 18:00 - 22:00 Venue: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Join Wolverhampton Grand Theatre to network with other like-minded business people before watching the Award winning production of Everybody Is Talking About Jamie.

THURSDAY 7 01

How our Armed Forces Reservists can be good for Business Black Country Chamber of Commerce

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Time: 08:00 - 10:30 Venue: Normandy House Join this event to f ind out about the role of our Armed forces Reserves and how their skills and qualif ications can be transferred into your business.

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Black Country Business Club Black Country Chamber of Commerce

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Time: 09:30 - 11:00 Venue: The Confederation Of British Metal Forming The Black Country Business Club provides a platform for individuals to build relationships and promote their services or products to a wider network of business contacts. 03

Management Development - A Practical Learning Day Black Country Chamber of Commerce

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Time: 09:30 - 16:00 Venue: Grand Station This course will introduce core skills and techniques needed day to day as a manager, as well as unlocking your personal strengths to develop your business and teams. 04

EDI 4.0: How Cognitive Diversity Can Unleash Your Business’ Growth Potential” Steps To Work Time: 10:00 - 11:00 Venue: Online

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Join us to discover how you can increase Cognitive Diversity in your organisation, and reap the rewards of gaining new ideas and perspectives you may never have even considered! 05

There is no “I” in TEAM Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

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Time: 10:00 - 12:30 Venue: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre This 2.5 hour session will start with team building exercises, followed by a round table discussion and concluding with “A Walk The Grid” experience.

Theme key

Inclusive Growth

Innovation

Business Growth

This is The Black Country

Regeneration


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06

U Island’s Arts Council England Project Grants Funding Journey Creative Black Country

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Time: 10:30 - 11:30 Venue: Online CBC & U Island will discuss the challenges and triumphs faced during the journey to successfully receive an ACE grant.

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How to be Successful in the French Construction Market Department for International Trade

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Time: 10:30 - 11:30 Venue: Online Join us to f ind out how to be successful in the French construction market including an update on opportunities, forthcoming events, and tailored assistance.

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Let’s Talk About the Menopause Black Country Women in Leadership - Black Country Chamber of Commerce Time: 11:00 - 12:15 Venue: Online

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This event will discuss ‘Menopause in the Workplace’. Join the Chair of the Women’s and Equalities Committee, alongside guests f rom the medical, legal, women’s health and well-being sectors.

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Optimising EU & Cross Border Sales with Avalara Department for International Trade & Avalara

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Time: 12:30 - 13:00 Venue: Online This event will provide an overview of the IOSS system that all e-Commerce businesses need to register on in order to sell into Europe.

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The Platinum Peer Group “Experience” Black Country Chamber of Commerce

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Time: 14:00 - 16:30 Venue: Wolverhampton Racecourse This “Experience” will give you the opportunity to work with an inspiring coach to analyse your strategy, in a conf idential peer to peer learning environment, helping you move your business forward. 11

Invest Dudley: An Update on Regeneration in the Borough Dudley Council

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Time: 14:30 - 15:30 Venue: Online Find out the latest updates f rom the director of regeneration and enterprise, the head of planning and regeneration and the head of projects and delivery at Dudley Council.

10 DAY PROGRAMME | 5 THEMES

CALENDAR HOME


BUSINESS COMMUNITIES BUILDING FUTURES | 4TH - 15 TH OCTOBER 2021

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Why Walsall? Regeneration and Collaboration Walsall Council

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Time: 16:00 - 17:30 Venue: Online Come along to f ind out what Walsall Council is doing to make the borough an even better place to live and to work.

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Ten Top Tips to a Heavenly Redundancy Thursf ields Solicitors

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Time: 09:30 - 10:30 Venue: Thursf ields Solicitors This workshop will help you to understand how you might make redundancies in a fair way to employees and to reduce the risk to your business of claims.

02

Export Advice Drop-in Clinic: There’s no Such Thing as the Unknown, Only Things Temporarily Hidden Department for International Trade Time: 09:30 - 12:00 Venue: Wolverhampton Science Park

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A unique opportunity to ask questions of the experts about exporting, discuss applying for Internationalisation funding or to simply f ind out more about support available to Black Country exporters. 03

5 Ways to Increase Productivity and Improve Communication for your Business to Thrive Fox Coaching Time: 10:00 - 11:00 Venue: Online

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This workshop examines the tools and techniques needed to engage & grow that have been used successfully across the globe to deliver high employee engagement and create happy teams.

WEEK TWO

MONDAY 11 01

Towns Fund bringing Regeneration Opportunities to Sandwell Sandwell Council

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Time: 09:30 - 11:00 Venue: Online This is an opportunity to hear about the exciting projects being put forward in Sandwell as part of the Government’s Towns Fund initiative.

Theme key

Inclusive Growth

Innovation

Business Growth

This is The Black Country

Regeneration


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02

How to Build and Sustain a High-Performing Team CMA Limited

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Time: 09:30 - 11:30 Venue: University of Wolverhampton Science Park This event enables those with leadership responsibilities to engage with all of their direct reports so as to enable them to give of their best.

03

Just a Minute with Higgs Higgs LLP

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Time: 11:00 - 12:30 Venue: Online This will be a wide-ranging but fast-moving presentation covering many legal areas which could enhance the performance and long-term success of a business within the Black Country. 04

Dudley Business First - Opportunities and Support for Businesses Dudley Council

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Time: 12:30 - 13:30 Venue: Online The Dudley Business First team is hosting a session on the support and opportunities available to businesses including the Aim for Gold programme.

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Working to Create a Better Future for All DWP Job Centre Plus Black Country

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Time: 13:00 - 15:00 Venue: Online Businesses will learn more about the Government’s Plan for Jobs and how it is supporting residents of the Black Country and beyond in order to increase participation in local opportunities. 06

The Pandemic: How to Adapt to its Impact on Staff, Management and Environment Institute of Directors Time: 14:00 - 17:30 Venue: University of Wolverhampton

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This event discusses how the long term impact of the pandemic on businesses as a whole can be managed and turned into a positive change.

07

Guyana Market Opportunity and Caribbean Market Entry Department for International Trade

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Time: 15:00 - 16:00 Venue: Online Meet the Department for International Trade in the Caribbean and hear f rom the DIT Guyana Country Director about new opportunities opening up in oil & gas rich Guyana and the wider Caribbean.

10 DAY PROGRAMME | 5 THEMES

CALENDAR HOME


BUSINESS COMMUNITIES BUILDING FUTURES | 4TH - 15 TH OCTOBER 2021

TUESDAY 12 01

Conversion Copywriting Basics: Turn your Web Copy f rom “ meh” to “ wow!” Charlotte the Copywriter Time: 09:30 - 11:00 Venue: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

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In this interactive workshop, you’ll get tips and takeaways to help you feel more conf ident and increase the chance of getting a “ yes!”

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How to Recruit Effectively & Retain Good Employees Green Bee Recruitment & Twin Oaks HR

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Time: 10:00 - 11:30 Venue: Check online for more information. Join this event to f ind out if you have the right HR policies and recruitment process in place and see what an attractive employer of choice looks like.

03

Sandwell’s Economic Recovery - How we will do it Together Sandwell Council

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Time: 10:00 - 11:30 Venue: Online See how Sandwell Council will be delivering major projects and driving business investment that creates good jobs for residents whilst maximising the impact of our investment. 04

Manufacturing Roadshow Black Country Chamber of Commerce

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Time: 10:00 - 12:00 Venue: Walsall Football Club This event is specif ically for Manufacturing and Engineering companies to f ind what support is available to them within the Black Country.

05

The FlintStones present . . . Who wants to be a millionaire? Talbots Law

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Time: 10:00 - 12:30 Venue: Hagley Golf Club Join this event to hear about collaboration across professional services sectors, and new ways of working together to provide clients with the best possible service, alongside expert guest speakers. 06

Complimentary 30-minute Consul tation on Patents, Trade Marks or Designs Forresters IP LLP Time: Sessions start at 10:00 - Venue: Online

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During the session you will gain insight on how protecting your intellectual property can help you stay ahead of competitors and secure success.

Theme key

Inclusive Growth

Innovation

Business Growth

This is The Black Country

Regeneration


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07

Heart of Beacon: How a Community Rallied Together During Covid to help Beacon Survive and How your Organisation could Benef it Beacon Centre for the Blind Time: 10:30 - 11:30 Venue: Online

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Join this event to hear about how our charity survived the pandemic and how creating a new partnership could help you improve your Corporate Social Responsibility.

08

Black Country Diners Club BCRS Business Loans

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Time: 11:45 - 14:00 Venue: Molineux Stadium Black Country Diners Club is one of the West Midlands’ most prestigious, mustattend lunchtime networking events.

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Focus on Finance: Opportunities and Support in Walsall Walsall Council

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Time: 13:00 - 14:00 Venue: Online This event will focus on employer and employee f inancial support for Walsall businesses and how Walsall Council continues to support residents across the borough in a variety of ways. 10

Business Sustainability: Carbon Literacy for SMEs Accelerated Success

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Time: 14:00 - 16:00 Venue: Online Businesses of all sizes are encouraged by the government to achieve zero carbon and work more sustainably but helpful guidance is thin on the ground for SMEs.

11

National Foundry Training Centre Open Evening Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills

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Time: 17:30 - 19:00 Venue: The National Foundry Training Centre Join the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills for a tour of the UK’s only foundry training centre right here in the Black Country.

WEDNESDAY 13 01

Employer in Every Classroom - Step Up and Stand Out Walsall College - The Hub

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Time: 09:30 - 11:00 Venue: Walsall College, The Hub This scheme focusses on getting employers to partner with the College, and play a positive role in shaping the curriculum and growing the workforce of tomorrow.

10 DAY PROGRAMME | 5 THEMES

CALENDAR HOME


BUSINESS COMMUNITIES BUILDING FUTURES | 4TH - 15 TH OCTOBER 2021

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Equip the Workforce In-Comm Training and Business Services

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Time: 09:30 - 12:30 Venue: In-Comm Training and Business Services The event will allow business to share best practice regarding the upskilling and training programmes they have within their businesses.

03

Green V Brown: the Pros and Cons of Residential Development Talbots Law

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Time: 10:00 - 12:30 Venue: Himley Hall This event will be discussing promotion of green belt sites and their allocation for residential development (Green) and the remediation and clean up of former industrial and other sites (Brown). 04

Two Worlds – Creative and Business Sectors Communication and Partnerships Creative Black Country Time: 10:30 - 11:30 Venue: Online

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This session will bring together the creative sector and the business sector to understand and explore how better communication and partnerships could offer mutual benef it. 05

Race to Zero Department for International Trade

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Time: 11:00 - 12:00 Venue: Online Race to Zero brings together net zero commitments f rom a range of leading networks and initiatives across the climate action community.

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Totally Modular – Manufacturing Energy Eff icient Modular Homes in the heart of the Black Country Totally Modular Time: 12:00 - 14:00 Venue: Totally Modular

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Come and see the only manufacturer in the Black Country that is constructing affordable homes offsite in a factory.

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CSR - The importance of Wellbeing in your Workforce Walsall Council

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Time: 13:00 - 14:00 Venue: Online Learn more about how your workforce can benef it f rom undertaking CSR and lifestyle interventions that support your workplace to become healthier, happier and more productive.

Theme key

Inclusive Growth

Innovation

Business Growth

This is The Black Country

Regeneration


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08

Smethwick to Birmingham Corridor – What’s happening ? Sandwell Council

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Time: 14:30 - 16:00 Venue: Online Hear about the cross-boundary and multi-agency collaboration that is bringing forward a vision for the regeneration corridor between Sandwell and Birmingham.

THURSDAY 14 01

Welcome to the Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology

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Time: 08:00 - 10:00 Venue: Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology Welcome to the Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology, a major new multi-million pound development based in the heart of the Black Country in Dudley. 02

Sandwell Aquatics Centre - See How it’s Coming Along! Sandwell Council

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Time: 10:00 - 12:00 Venue: Online Find out how construction of the new £73 million Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick is progressing. See up-to-date drone footage of this exciting new state-of-the-art new leisure facility. 03

Fund your Creative Project - a Practical Guide on how to Navigate Arts Council’s Grantium Creative Black Country Time: 10:30 - 11:30 Venue: Online

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This session will provide Practical Support and informal training for community groups and artists who are applying for Arts Council funding.

04

Enabling Employees to Thrive in the Workplace West Midlands Combined Authority

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Time: 11:00 - 12:30 Venue: Online Find out more about the Thrive at Work programme which is a fully funded offer for organisations in the West Midlands focusing on employee health and wellbeing. 05

Queen’s Award for Enterprise - What Winning Could Mean for your Business! Black Country Chamber of Commerce Time: 11:00 - 12:30 Venue: Fortress Interlocks

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This interactive workshop will help you better understand the benef its of entering the Queen’s Award and how best to complete the application.

10 DAY PROGRAMME | 5 THEMES

CALENDAR HOME


BUSINESS COMMUNITIES BUILDING FUTURES | 4TH - 15 TH OCTOBER 2021

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Repowering the Black Country Black Country Consortium ltd

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Time: 11:00 - 13:00 Venue: Online This event is an opportunity to understand how the national industrial decarbonisation strategy might impact your business in the next f ive years

07

Creating Inclusive Workplaces Black Country Chamber of Commerce

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Time: 14:00 - 15:30 Venue: Check online for more information. This event will examine how the Black Country Chamber and partners are working to address inclusivity through excellent initiatives to ensure inclusive workplaces.

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WBBN Annual Business Conference 2021 Wolverhampton Black Business Network CIC

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Time: 17:30 - 21:00 Venue: Novotel Wolverhampton WBBN brings all like minded people together to this exciting conference where everyone levels up.

FRIDAY 15 01

Grow Your Own Ladder for the Black Country

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Time: 09:30 - 11:15 Venue: Online This event will concentrate on solutions for the development of new skills for current employees to cope with the demands of bouncing back f rom the pandemic and Brexit. 02

The Creative Chain - an Ecosystem of Creativity in Wolverhampton and the Black Country The Creative Chain Time: 10:00 - 11:30 Venue: University of Wolverhampton Science

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Join this panel discussion on importance of building an ecosystem for creative business owners, increase collaboration and enable organisations to keep their marketing and advertising spend local. 03

BCBF2021 Closing Event Black Country Business Festival Time: 15:00 - 16:00 Venue: Online Join this online event to celebrate the success of the 2021 Black Country Business Festival.

Theme key

Inclusive Growth

Innovation

Business Growth

This is The Black Country

Regeneration


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10 DAY PROGRAMME | 5 THEMES

CALENDAR HOME


BUSINESS COMMUNITIES BUILDING FUTURES | 4TH - 15 TH OCTOBER 2021

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Online Walsall College & Online Dudley Archives

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Excalibur Refreshed Limited

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Penn Golf Club

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Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust

The Confederation Of British Metal Forming

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