Patrons

CSCM IT Solutions

Telephone: 08431 668866

Website: www.cscm.co.uk

Contact: Jude Thompson - Managing Director


CSCM IT Solutions work on a global scale providing customers with the best technology for their organisation. Solutions are tailored to the needs of the client, they listen and work with customers utilising their vast experience and expertise. Using UK Datacentres, they give assurances that their client’s data is safe secure and backed up in their cloud.

They have their managed IT Support and Helpdesk, with a technical team that holds a vast amount of knowledge and experience.

Furthermore, CSCM’s utilise their own brand ‘The Business Hive’ to provide cutting edge cloud services. The Hosted Desktop Cloud Solution has changed the way companies work and interact with their clients, it connects people and organisations wherever they may be, safely, efficiently and securely. They adapt client’s specific bespoke applications and software to make them compatible for use in the cloud.

Their portfolio of customers range from SME’s across the country, as well as global clients in Dubai, South Africa and the USA. Based in Oldbury and as longstanding members of the Chamber they fully support and work with local businesses and charities in the Black Country.

In-Comm Training & Business Services Ltd

Telephone: 01922 457686

Website: www.in-comm.co.uk

Contact: Rebecca Phillips - Chief Operating Officer


Rated by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’, In-Comm is now one of the UK’s leading providers of training and business services, working across more than 10 sectors and with over 250 different companies.

It has developed a simple, but effective approach to bridging the country’s skills gap.

This focuses on building strong relationships with employers to ensure they get access to programmes that will deliver them the right type of learner, the right upskilling opportunities and the specialist assistance they need to improve quality or business systems.

Our three training Academies in Aldridge, Shrewsbury and the soon to be launched Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology (MCMT) have received £4m of investment to create three cutting-edge facilities and we have a proven track record of attracting some of the most experienced and skilled trainers in industry.

Whether you are upskilling, developing your workforce of the future or looking for a partner to manage all of your training requirements, we can help. Don’t take our word for it, even Ofsted think we are outstanding.

intu Merry Hill

Telephone: 01384 487960

Website: www.intu.co.uk

Contact: Duncan Burns – Marketing Manager


At intu Merry Hill we are passionate about creating compelling experiences that make our visitors smile, help our brands succeed and communities thrive. We welcome over 18 million visitors every year to more than 175 brands including Next, Mango, Primark, M&S, River Island, H&M, Hobbs and Flannels, offer over 9,000 free parking spaces, and all this under one roof.

We are committed to our local community, supporting over 8,000 jobs (representing about 6.3% per cent of the local retail workforce), and to operating with environmental responsibility.

Paycare

Telephone: 01902 371000

Website: www.paycare.org

Contact: Anthony Burns – Commercial Director

With a history in Wolverhampton dating back to 1874, Paycare is passionate about helping both businesses and their employees benefit from optimum health and wellbeing - physically, mentally, and financially.

As a proud Patron of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Paycare works with many organisations across the region to implement and deliver cost-effective employee wellbeing strategies. Not only does its range of Health Cash Plans enable staff to feel empowered to look after their health and wellbeing, but employers can reap the rewards of a happy, healthy and subsequently more productive workforce, as well as gain a competitive edge by ensuring the long-term retention of staff.

Whether these Health Cash Plans are employee or employer-paid, individuals can claim money back that they’ve spent on everyday healthcare costs such as optical and dental, professional therapies such as physiotherapy, hypnotherapy and reflexology, as well as inoculations and vaccinations and much more.*

Paycare is committed to encouraging its Policyholders to improve their overall quality of life, with its services encompassing almost every aspect of an individual’s health, including their physical, mental and financial health. Paycare Perks is an exclusive online discount platform which allows Policyholders to take advantage of savings on everyday purchases, including cinema tickets, gym membership and grocery shopping.

A hugely valuable Employee Assistance Programme provides confidential and one-to-one support and guidance covering topics from financial and workplace stress to mental health issues and bereavements.

Its Digital Doctor resource offers 24/7 access to a qualified GP consultation service, as well as online health assessments.

And, thanks to its commitment to donating every spare penny not spent on enhancing its services for Policyholders, Paycare has donated £2million to a variety of local charities, worthy causes and initiatives to date – and is eager to continue growing this figure with support from its Policyholders across the Black Country.

Paycare Key Stats

  • Supporting Black Country employers and employees for over 140 years
  • Over £2m donated to UK charities, initiatives and causes to date
  • More than 80% of premiums received in 2017 paid back in claim payments to Policyholders

*Please see the benefit table for full details of cover.

University of Wolverhampton

Telephone: 01902 321272

Website: www.wlv.ac.uk

Contact: Karen Shaw - Business Development Manager


Home to some of the brightest academic minds, talented students and leading-edge facilities that help over 1,000 businesses each year find solutions to the toughest business challenges. The University of Wolverhampton’s academic experts can offer specialised, sector-specific advice and inject fresh thinking and new ideas into your business. Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/business

Walsall College

Telephone: 01922 68888

Website: www.walsallcollege.ac.uk

Contact: Sally Day - Head of Sales & Marketing

We are one of the most successful colleges in the country – a place where more than 14,000 people study vocational technical qualifications, apprenticeships and higher education programmes each year.

Our Mission

“Walsall College is uniquely and proudly vocational. Our greatest passion is unleashing the potential of individuals, communities and businesses; our greatest legacy is the talent of our students: skilled, professional and enterprising.”

We Listen To Employers, We Help Create Jobs

We work closely with more than 1000 employers, along with the Black Country LEP and West Midlands Combined Authority, to ensure our students develop the qualifications, attributes and work-related skills to match the region’s growing employment sectors now and in the future. We support the creation of job opportunities for people across the region and help business grow – fuelling economic development, inward investment and ambition for everyone in the area.

Supporting People into Higher Levels of Study and Jobs

We are an exciting place to study, where everyone is welcomed and supported in reaching their full potential, whether that is higher levels of study or into employment. We have an extensive range of facilities with the latest state-of-the-art equipment modelled on industry standards, so you can be sure that you will be gaining skills that employers are looking for.

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