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APRIL 2021: DIGITAL EDITION

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.

In 2021, we will be releasing a special digital edition every two months to ensure readers are provided with the very latest news, information and insights.

In this edition, we look at Finance and hear from the region's experts who are looking ahead to a prosperous 2021.

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CONTENTS | INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Sarah Thompson

EDITOR'S WORD

Editor, Sarah Thompson introduces you to this latest edition of PROSPER Magazine.

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REGIONAL REVIEW

Black Country Chamber's Chief Executive, Corin Crane shares his monthly regional review.

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BUSINESS IS DONE BETTER TOGETHER

Find out how the Black Country Chamber is working hard to support local businesses and discover the host of initiatives available in 2021.

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BLACK COUNTRY 2.0 UPDATE

Black Country 2.0 is a joined-up call to action and a rallying cry to ensure the region can reboot, rebuild and rebound.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

All the latest news, insights and information from the Black Country Business Community

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BLACK COUNTRY INTERNATIONAL

Meet the experts available to advise you in international trading.

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WEST MIDLANDS MAYORAL CANDIDATES

Who's standing and what do they believe is crucial for businesses across the region?

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ASSA ABLOY ROLLS OUT ENHANCED WELLBEING PROGRAMME

The global leaders in access solutions, ASSA ABLOY have rolled out an enhanced wellbeing programme to provide support for colleagues across the UK and Ireland.

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‘APPRENTICE POWER’ HELPS BRANDAUER SECURE £500,000 ‘NOSE CLIP’ RESHORING OPPORTUNITY

In-Comm Training supported apprentices has played a key role in the launch of a new modular tooling approach that is enabling the rapid development of new nose clip designs for use in face coverings all over the world.

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BLACK COUNTRY TAKES AN INSIGHT-LED APPROACH TO COMBATTING INACTIVITY

The newly launched Insight Hub for the Black Country offers data and intelligence into physical activity levels and participation in sport, alongside understanding of key trends influencing behaviours across the Black Country.

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CASHFLOW MODELLING - PLANNING & FORECASTING FOR YOUR FUTURE

Prosper spoke to Nick Adamthwaite, an Independent Financial Adviser at Prosperity Wealth Ltd, about the importance of cashflow forecasting and modelling for future planning.

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CEC CELEBRATES 40 YEARS IN BUSINESS WITH COMMITMENT TO NET ZERO

One of the West Midlands’ leading utility management specialists is celebrating its 40th birthday in style by committing to being Net Zero within 12 months.

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PRESENTEEISM POST-COVID: CAN WE AFFORD TO BE OFF WORK?

Over the next few months, the experts at the Health Cash Plan and Wellbeing Training provider will be looking at the different factors which have contributed to the rise in presenteeism and – crucially – what managers can do to reverse the trend.

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BUSINESS VOICES: SECURING THE NEW NORMAL

Black Country 2.0 Business Partner, the EBC Group, asks ‘does your current cyber security offering meet these new demands?’

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NEW RULES FOR CONVERTING COMMERCIAL HIGH STREET PREMISES INTO HOMES WELCOME

New rules making it easier for commercial premises to be converted into homes to help revitalise England’s high streets and town centres have been welcomed by Thursfields Solicitors.

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ADVICE FOR COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS AND TENANTS

We hear from Andrew Verlander, from fbc Manby Bowdler’s corporate litigation team

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