Chamber celebrates Armed Forces Week

By John Corser | Business Events | Published:

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce will have a series of live webinars with politicians and military representatives during Armed Forces Week.

The annual week gives the British public the chance to discover more about the work of the UK Armed Forces with each day dedicated to celebrating a different part of the military.

It runs from Monday through to June 27 and The Chamber Military Network, led by the Black Country Chamber which supports chambers of commerce and their members to embrace and advocate the Armed Forces Covenant, will run a number of events giving an insight into their work to highlight the positive impact for business and the local economy.

On Monday chamber chief executive Corin Crane will be joined by Stuart Anderson, MP for Wolverhampton South, himself a former member of the British Army.

Mr Anderson, whose father was a member of the SAS, joined the Army immediately after leaving school. Suffering an injury and overcoming considerable adversity before going on to complete tours in Northern Ireland and Europe. After leaving the Army, Stuart worked in the defence and security industry and became founder and chief executive of an award-winning business, using technology to help companies keep their employees safe as they travel the globe.

He was elected a county councillor in 2017 and, upon entering Parliament last year, became an active member of the Defence Select Committee.

On Tuesday the network is running a webinar with guest speakers to provide more information about the Armed Forces and to discuss how local reserves units have stepped up in response to Covid-19 and more.

To book visit the chamber events page:

Wednesday is Reserves Day when celebrations take place to honour the many thousands of people who give their time to the armed forces whilst continuing their ‘day job’.


It is aimed at those who are interested in finding out more about the Royal Navy Reserves, Army Reserves or Royal Air Force Reserves.

The West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadet Association (WMRFCA) are inviting businesses to a free onlineZ oom event to mark Armed Forces & Reserves Day 2020. To confirm attendance e-mail Bobby Birdi at

On Thursday Colonel C J Ledsham, Deputy Commander HQ 11 Signals and West Midlands Brigade is inviting businesses to a live virtual broadcast event and question-and-answer session with the British Army Engagement Team. To access and register for the live broadcast at:

John Corser

By John Corser
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