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Black Country Chamber Awards 2020 launches…with an heroic twist

Monday 3 August marks the launch of the 2020 Black Country Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2020 – but this year will see a difference, as the awards look to celebrate the Black Country’s business heroes.

Since the COVID-19 emergency began, the Black Country Chamber of Commerce has been running a campaign recognising the outstanding contributions made by people and businesses in the Black Country during these difficult times.

The ‘Business Heroes’ campaign will culminate on 13 November – the date of the Black Country Chamber Awards final – and will focus on celebrating the significant difference made by people and businesses in the Black Country, whether this is within their organisation or the wider community.

Corin Crane, chief executive of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce said, “We saw this as a perfect opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the endeavours, resilience, adaptability and outstanding contribution of our business community and professionals - those who have gone the extra mile to help in the Coronavirus crisis.

“This might have been supplying PPE, packing and distributing food and essentials for the most vulnerable, creating innovative new ways of operating, or developing an initiative or new product that has made a positive impact on the community in some way.

“The awards are open to everyone, so if you work in a business that is doing great things to help with the crisis, or you work with someone who deserves to be recognised for their amazing efforts, then please nominate them.”

The awards are partnered by the University of Wolverhampton. Professor Nazira Karodia, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Regional Engagement, who co-ordinated the University’s community response to COVID-19, said: “Without a doubt working with our community and business partners has meant that our collective based response to this unprecedented pandemic is really making a difference where it matters the most.

“We are really proud of the wide range of projects colleagues in the University have launched to combat this virus, and we have seen amazing innovation and selfless acts of heroism from individuals and businesses right across the region and every single contribution has counted for something.

“Our regional response to the challenges we have all faced has been immense and it’s a real privilege for the University to partner with the Black Country Chamber of Commerce to officially celebrate the efforts of our local business heroes.”

The Business Heroes Awards are open to all businesses in the Black Country including non-Chamber members and there are 13 engaging categories to choose from.

All details including categories and nomination forms will be live on the Black Country Chamber Awards website ( from Monday 3rd August.

For more details, call 01902 912 304 or email

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