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Business group looking for new members to help shape Sandwell's economic recovery

A business group is looking for new business leaders to join their ranks and help shape the economic recovery of Sandwell from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sandwell Business Ambassadors has put the call out to people in the Sandwell borough as the country continues to battle the financial impacts of Covid.

The voluntary team, made up of high-profile business people spanning several sectors, has worked hard since March 2016 to represent Sandwell’s business community, acting as advocates for the borough.

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The group wishes to bolster their team and impact by recruiting a few more business leaders from the area. They are keen to better represent the culturally diverse population of Sandwell.

Alan Taylor, managing director of manufacturing company MiGlass Ltd and chair of Sandwell Business Ambassadors said: "Being a Sandwell Business Ambassador is an excellent voluntary opportunity for someone with a credible business background who is interested in combining their knowledge and experience with others for the good of Sandwell and the wider West Midlands.

"Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Ambassadors were already working hard with Sandwell Council and main contractors to ensure that high-profile regeneration developments in Sandwell, such as the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital and the Sandwell Aquatics Centre, benefited the local economy as much as possible.

"Since the health crisis, the concept of community wealth building has become more important than ever. We have a chance to ensure economic growth in the region raises everyone up – not only businesses, but communities and individuals too."

To find out more and apply to be a Sandwell Business Ambassador, visit