ISSUE 02: WINTER 2020
Welcome inside the interactive, digital version of PROSPER Magazine!
As the region's longest-running business publication, PROSPER brings you news, views, insights and information from the Black Country and beyond and is read by key business leaders
Our second issue 'The People Edition' takes a look at the initiatives that are driving the region forward and the people who are set to cultivate the future of Black Country business.
Also in this edition, we feature the Black Country Chamber's Business Awards, we hear from the Mayor of the West Midlands and catch-up on all the latest local business news and stories.
USE THE ARROW BUTTONS TO BROWSE PAGES
DOWNLOAD AS A PRINT-READY PDF
WINTER 2020 | INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
An introduction to the new PROSPER Magazine from the editor, Sarah Thompson.
Black Country Chamber CEO, Corin Crane reflects on achievements, news and initiatives from the last three months.
NEWS IN BRIEF
A round-up of all the latest news from the Black Country business community.
GOODSTART JONES BAG OUR COVER STORY
We speak to Paul Jones to learn more about Goodstart Jones, the emerging Black Country luggage label.
Thoughts, comments and views from the region’s experts and influencers. This month, we hear from Stewart Bicknell of Prosperity Wealth.
13 pages of industry-specific news and insights from the Black Country and beyond.
WE MEET THE NEW CHAMBER PRESIDENT
Prosper catches up with Jude Thompson as he begins his tenure as President of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce.
BUSINESS BRUNCH, LUNCH & BEYOND
In this issue, we visit The Park Hall Hotel in Wolverhampton and tuck-in to their new and improved menu.
FROM THE MAYOR OF THE WEST MIDLANDS
Andy Street gives us an insight into how the Blck Country is equipping itself with the skills it needs to thrive.
Take a peek into the Black Country's best business and social events in our photographic showcase.
BREXIT & ITS EFFECT ON EDUCATION
We speak to Dr Steve McCabe and ask; What’s the immediate impact of Brexit for UK Students?
MEET YOUR NEW BLACK COUNTRY MPs
We give you a simple, at-a-glance guide to the new MPs on their way to Westminster and those who have retained their parliamentary seats.
BUSINESS IS DONE BETTER TOGETHER
10 pages of news, activities and projects from the Black Country Chamber.
WHAT'S NEXT FOR BUSINESS & BREXIT?
Prosper asked Peter Wilding, the man who invented the word ‘Brexit’, to take a look at the task which now lies ahead for Black Country businesses.
Your guide to the region's new faces and those with new challenges ahead.
NEET: NOT IN EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION OR TRAINING
Prosper met with Professor Michelle Shaw, to get an insight into today’s young people and their move from education to the world of work.
LEGAL ROUND ROBIN
This issue's legal advice is provided by Lauren Cope from Thursfields Solicitors and looks at ACAS Report on Menopause and the workplace.
MANAGEMENT & BUSINESS TRAINING
Is it time for bosses and managers to review their leadership style and learn new skills or face losing talent in their organisation?
FIVE-MINUTES WITH: MICHELE BICKERTON
Prosper spends five minutes with Michele Bickerton, People & Development Director for Thomas Dudley Ltd