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