Business innovation as chambers collaborate to champion regional firms

Chambers of commerce across the Midlands region have joined forces to raise the profile of thousands of businesses through a week-long celebration.

Corin Crane is the chief executive of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce
Corin Crane is the chief executive of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce

Supporting businesses throughout Covid-19 has been the top priority for every chamber and the West Midlands Virtual Business Expo, which runs in March, will enable firms to network, make new connections and grow, as the business world looks to future recovery in post pandemic times.

The expo from March 22 to 26 will include the Black Country, Herefordshire & Worcestershire and Staffordshire chambers with businesses given the opportunity to exhibit alongside a series of business-focused events.

The expo comes at the end of a third national lockdown for the country in which many firms have continued to struggle to stay afloat, despite a range of financial support measures put in place by the UK Government.

Over five days, the Virtual Expo is expected to attract thousands of visitors from across the region with exhibitors manning their virtual stands to showcase their products and services, whilst being able to respond online to new customer enquiries.

A range of informative business events will also be delivered during the week with each day having a local flavour, demonstrating the unique strengths and opportunities across the five West Midlands areas.

Chambers of commerce across the UK have been at the forefront of supporting and advising firms through the Covid-19 pandemic and helping them to understand the latest developments, as well as acting as ‘the voice’ of their members to local, regional and national government.

Corin Crane, Black Country Chamber chief executive, said: “As a region, the Midlands has a wealth of fantastic businesses that are at the forefront of their respective industries and sectors and there has never been a more important time for chambers and our businesses to connect and collaborate.

“We are at the very heart of our local business communities, and it is time to start shouting about the innovative work that is taking place, working together to promote our region giving vital business support and a platform to shine is more important than ever now as businesses face the biggest economic downturn this country has ever experienced."

Bookings for the event are now being taken.

For more information on the West Midlands Business Week call Alex Bamford on 07976 902118 or e-mail or visit West Midlands Business Expo – Black Country Chamber of Commerce

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