PROSPER MAGAZINE: DIGITAL EDITION
A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL
Welcome to the first Prosper Magazine of 2021.
Earlier this week the Prime Minister announced his long-awaited gradual road map that will see Covid19 restrictions eased over four steps spread across the coming four months.
The plans are an attempt to kick-start the British economy and ease the societal pressures of lockdown without triggering a dangerous resurgence of the virus.
We were told that the roadmap will be underpinned by four key “tests” that are linked to data, which will act like a checklist that must be met before moving onto the next step of reopening.
As I write, more than 18 million coronavirus jabs have been administered, holiday firms are reporting a surge in staycation bookings, and as a country, we look to, and hope for, much better times ahead.
In this packed edition of Prosper, we introduce you to the Black Country Chamber’s ambitious campaign, Black Country 2.0, which sees the 180-year-old business support organisation lead the way in its support of businesses across every sector to reboot, rebuild and rebound.
More than just a campaign, Black Country 2.0 is a joined-up call to action and a rallying cry for businesses, business owners, industry leaders and decisionmakers to come together and work with the power of the Chamber network - helping to provide businesses with the analysis and information they need to ensure that collective regional business needs are being listened to at the highest levels.
There’s more news, views and interviews from across the region; we talk Director development, funding female entrepreneurs, peer to peer working practices, starting out in business, trading with the EU post-Brexit, closing the skills gap with further education, protecting employees from Covid and ask can employers force their workers to get a Covid jab?
There's more from our International Trade colleagues, a comprehensive list of training and events on offer and we meet the latest Chamber members to join the Patron and Platinum Groups.
PR & Communications Officer
Black Country Chamber of Commerce