2018 AWARD SPONSORS
The Black Country would be nothing without the organisations that make the region a thriving place to live, work and do business. Similarly, the Black Country Chamber Awards would be nothing without it's valued sponsors who continue to support this yearly celebration of Black Country business.
Neon Tiger is delighted to be part of the Black Country Chamber awards this year. As a consultancy with over 35 years’ experience in business, it’s great to see so many success stories in our area. The awards evening on 9 November will be a fabulous occasion where we can celebrate the outstanding individuals that live, work and do business in this fantastic region.
Dawn Owen, Director
Business today can be tough. Neon Tiger is a consultancy with over 35 years’ expertise in business. We offer a bespoke and personalised business consultancy service to help you to overcome challenges, set goals and take your business to the next level to get you to where you want to be.
CONTROL ENERGY COSTS (CEC)
OF THE YEAR AWARD
We are supporting the awards as The Black Country is our key geographic focus for growth. We have recently won the tender to be the Chamber’s energy partner for the next 2 years and the awards gives us the opportunity for brand awareness and to connect with the key businesses and professionals in the region.
Liam Conway, Head of CEC Direct
Control Energy Costs (CEC) has been supporting clients with energy cost audit & procurement services for 37 years with over half of its clients operating in the manufacturing sector. Our aim is to support clients with the challenging role of managing and understanding business energy costs in a volatile and complex market. Control Energy Costs set itself apart from the competition by offering a transparent, clear and disclosed commission/fee ensuring the client is clear on the level of service and cost.
EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING
Crowe are proud to support the Black Country Chamber Business Awards by sponsoring the Excellence in Manufacturing award. Situated in the heart of the Black Country we work with and advise a wide range of innovative and industry leading local businesses; helping them make Smart Decisions to make Lasting Value, for themselves, their team, their customers and the community as a whole. The Black Country Chamber Business Awards are a fantastic way to recognise the range of pioneering work being under local business and individuals. Rob Gunn, Partner
Rob Gunn, Partner
Crowe UK is a national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm with global reach and local expertise. We are an independent member of Crowe Global, the eighth largest accounting network in the world. With exceptional knowledge of the business environment, our professionals share one commitment, to deliver excellence.
UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON
AND BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP
The University is very proud to sponsor this Award as it strongly resonates with the core values of our institution. We have always been, and always will be, here to serve the needs of regional businesses. Providing access to a highly skilled workforce is essential to keep organisations innovating and driving the economy.
Mark Fleetham, Director of Business Solutions
The University of Wolverhampton. Since it was established over 180 years ago, the University of Wolverhampton has earned a reputation for creativity and innovation.
With several campuses in the West Midlands, and an increasing international presence, the University prides itself on being a place of opportunity for its students, staff and the communities and businesses it engages with. Collaboration with local industry aids the University in achieving one of its key goals: developing students and staff who are entrepreneurial, eminently employable and well-connected.
The University’s Business Solutions Centres help local businesses achieve their growth aspirations in Wolverhampton, Hereford, Telford, Sandwell & Wyre Forest via practical business support & events
ROTARY CLUB OF DUDLEY
YOUNG PERSON OR APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
We believe in the need to promote and support the concept of apprenticeships as the way forward for so many young people.
Rotary Club of Dudley
The Rotary Club of Dudley has been supporting the development of young people and assisting them to understand and cope with the move into employment. There are two committees which focus on youth namely Vocational and Youth Service. Both of these are in close contact with a number of schools in the Borough.
As examples of Vocational committee support mock interviews are carried out at schools , which in one case led to the donation of a trophy for a public speaking competition. A further initiative is to increase literacy by the provision of books to school libraries, with the added benefit that pupils are allowed to keep those that they really like. Youth Service focuses on the encouragement of schools to join in regional competitions such as Junior Chef, Photographer and Best Trier of the Year. Candidate is selected to go to a Summer camp. The club members are delighted to have the opportunity to extend their support to the Chamber Apprentice Award.
THE MIDCOUNTIES CO-OPERATIVE
WORKPLACE WELLBEING AWARD
As a long standing member of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) The Midcounties Co-operative are delighted to be sponsoring the BCCC Awards. The Workplace Wellbeing Award is an ideal showcase for companies and celebrates the success of those who contribute to the local economy.
Rebekah Brain, Society Engagement Manager
The Midcounties Co-operative operate a range of businesses in Food, Travel, Healthcare, Funeral, Childcare, Energy, Post Offices and Flexible Benefits. Our heartlands are in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, the West Midlands, Wiltshire and Worcestershire.
However, we also trade in the surrounding counties and our Energy, Childcare, Travel and Flexible Benefits businesses trade across the UK. Midcounties is a consumer co-operative owned and controlled by its over 600,000 members. We are part of the global co-operative movement, and subscribe to co-operative values and principles that govern all co-operatives around the world.
DY5: DUDLEY'S BUSINESS AND INNOVATION ENTERPRISE ZONE
In Dudley, we’ve got a great track record in attracting investment with major regeneration projects already planned including the very light rail innovation hub, new bus interchange, Portersfield development and Metro extension.
“This demonstrates that developers and investors see Dudley as a place to do business. We are confident that we have the right opportunities to attract further interest to continue our economic growth and make Dudley an even better place to live, work and visit.
Councillor Keiran Casey,
Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development
The enterprise zone positions Dudley as a location of choice for business and innovation with low cost and high quality office and industrial space. Connected to the regional infrastructure and with a new sustainable Metro link on the way Dudley is well positioned on the national and international map as a great place to do business.
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