The Black Country Chamber of Commerce is working towards submitting a formal response to the Government's Industrial Strategy and is looking for input from local businesses.
The Chamber's response, a mix of economic analysis from their partner Midlands Economic Forum and some case studies from local businesses about their issues and ways the Industrial Strategy can support their growth, will be based around two hands-on breakfast workshops with local businesses.
The first of these will take place on Friday 17 February and the second on Friday 17 March. You do not need to be a member of the Chamber to attend. An online survey will also be circulated to local members. They are hoping to complete their response by 31 March before sharing it with all the Midlands Chambers, their Local Enterprise Partnership and Local Authorities and the British Chamber of Commerce to allow them time to incorporate any findings into their own work where possible.
The Black Country Chamber of Commerce said: "We are taking a very positive approach to this and hope to focus on the wealth of ‘intelligent manufacturers’ we have across the Black Country that are leaders in innovation and R&D as well as our well versed issues around infrastructure and skills."
To sign up for the 17 February session, please visit here: http://www.blackcountrychamber.co.uk/bcc-events/chamber-events/consult-and-have-your-voice-heard-in-the-industrial-strategy-green-paper
To sign up for the 17 March session, please visit here: http://www.blackcountrychamber.co.uk/bcc-events/chamber-events/reporting-back-on-the-industrial-strategy-green-paper
You can also call 01902 912305.