BLACK COUNTRY PROSPER MAGAZINE

PUBLISHED BY INTERACTIVE MAGAZINES FOR THE BLACK COUNTRY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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ISSUE 01: AUTUMN 2019

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 first issue talks to Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street after his first two years in the role and takes a look at how Brexit might affect Black Country business?  

Also in this edition, we feature the Black Country Business Festival in pictures, discover big development plans for the Black Country Living Museum and catch-up on all the latest local business stories.

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AUTUMN 2019 | INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

EDITOR'S WORD

An introduction to the new PROSPER Magazine from the editor, Sarah Thompson.

QUARTERLY REVIEW

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.

AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDY STREET

Prosper catches up with the Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street to discuss Brexit, regional growth and his first two months in office.

BUSINESS VOICES

Thoughts, comments and views from the region’s experts and influencers. We hear from Johnathan Dudley and Simon Bond.

SECTOR FOCUS

13 pages of industry-specific news and insights from the Black Country and beyond.

AN INTERVIEW WITH DR ADAM MARSHALL

We spend time with Director-General of the British Chambers of Commerce, to find out how businesses can respond to the challenges of Brexit.

BUSINESS BRUNCH, LUNCH & BEYOND

In this issue, we visit The Mount Hotel in Wolverhampton and tuck-in to their new-look lunch menu.

BREXIT, BUSINESS & THE BLACK COUNTRY

Four pages examining the impact Brexit will make on the business sector and society in general.

PROSPER PEOPLE

Take a peek into the Black Country's best business and social events in our photographic showcase.

BLACK COUNTRY BUSINESS AWARDS: THE FINALISTS

Take a look ahead at the forthcoming 2019 Awards and see the full list of finalists.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Discover all of the must-attend business events taking place over the next three months.

BUSINESS IS DONE BETTER TOGETHER

10 pages of news, activities and projects from the Black Country Chamber.

THE BLACK COUNTRY LIVING MUSEUM

Already one of Europe's premier open-air museums, the Black Country Living Museum has big development plans ahead.

NEW APPOINTMENTS

Your guide to the region's new faces and those with new challenges ahead. 

THE MIDLAND METROPOLITAN HOSPITAL

Beverley Nielson looks at plans for the proposed Midland Metropolitan Hospital following the demise of Carillion. 

LEGAL ROUND ROBIN

This issue's legal advice is provided by Katherine Ellis from Thursfields Solicitors and looks at challenges to wills.

THE BLACK COUNTRY BUSINESS FESTIVAL

A review of the 2019 Black Country Business Festival in words and pictures.

THE THRILL MAKERS

We talk to Simworx, the Kingswinford firm responsible for thrilling millions of people around the world.

CYBERSECURITY

The fear of cybercrime is crippling UK business but are we doing enough to protect ourselves?

FIVE-MINUTES WITH: EMMA REYNOLDS

Wolverhampton North MP, Emma Reynolds talks about the challenges of being a politician & working mum and discusses inequality issues.