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PROSPER MAGAZINE: DIGITAL EDITION

EDITOR'S WORD

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SARAH THOMPSON
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WELCOME TO ISSUE 12 OF PROSPER MAGAZINE

After a disruptive year, businesses across the Black Country are looking forward to the gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions and planning a smooth transition back into the workplace over the coming months. This process will have its challenges and business leaders will need to think carefully about how they can continue to keep their employees safe whilst ensuring they stay supported, motivated and happy.

 

Meanwhile, the country’s vaccination programme is progressing at a tremendous pace across the younger generation, and whilst the number of cases of the Delta variant continues to rise in some regions, the summer is upon us, and six months have now passed since Boris Johnson signed the UK’s trade deal with the EU with the government taking steps to turn its ‘Get Brexit Done’ slogan from rhetoric to reality.

 

In this edition of Prosper, we report on our recent round table with local manufacturers to discuss steel quotas, highlight the supply challenges, increasing costs and the added pressures faced by Black Country firms.

 

There’s more from the Chamber’s Black Country 2.0 campaign as we talk leadership and rebuilding challenges with Neil Lloyd from FBC Manby Bowdler, ask West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street how he believes Black Country businesses are best placed to bounce back after the pandemic and discuss overseas travel for businesses with Birmingham Airport.

 

We introduce the Chamber’s latest Patron member - global operator AEG presents, look at how Platinum and Patron Group members are collaborating, talk start-up business club, family business and the next generation with Higgs & Sons Solicitors and introduce the Chamber’s latest initiative to launch, Chamber LGBTQ.

 

We’ve workplace wellbeing with Paycare, rail revolution with Midlands Connect, and sustainability in schools with the Windsor Academy Trust.

 

There’s a round-up of news from across the Chamber membership, an extensive list of summer events, training courses and director development programmes and this month our business voices talk age discrimination in the workplace, lasting power of attorney and employee holiday rights.

 

Plus, much more…

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Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson

PR & Communications Officer

Black Country Chamber of Commerce

Email: prosper@blackcountrychamber.co.uk

Website: blackcountrychamber.co.uk

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