Telephone: 08431 668866
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.
Telephone: 01922 659700
Contact: Tessa Tennyson - Director of Communications
As one of the UK's leading home assistance providers, more than 2.2 million UK customers place their trust in HomeServe Membership to help them when it comes to fixing, maintaining and looking after their homes.
For 25 years, Walsall-headquartered HomeServe Membership has kept its customers' lives moving by delivering services through its nationwide network of HomeServe approved engineers.
HomeServe Membership is part of HomeServe Group, a global company working across Europe and North America. In the UK, it has more than 3,100 employees, with sites in Walsall, Preston, Banbury, Leeds and Nottingham.
HomeServe is committed to making its customers' lives easier and ensuring that using its products and services is an effortless experience. It's a commitment that runs through its DNA as a company.
Telephone: 01922 457686
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.
Telephone: 01384 487960
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.
Telephone: 01902 371000
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.
Telephone: 01902 321272
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
Telephone: 01922 68888
Contact: Sally Day - Head of Sales & Marketing
In March 2013 Walsall College made history by becoming the first Outstanding general further education college under new inspection framework in the UK, and the first ever to receive a grade one in the Black Country!
Ofsted inspectors recognised outstanding strengths across the college including:
• Outstanding success rates achieved by students, which put the college in the country’s top 10 per cent of colleges
• Outstanding teaching and learning
• Outstanding promotion of equality and diversity
• Outstanding outcomes for learners through the development of modern vocational courses and partnerships with employers
• Outstanding leadership and management
Industry-experienced staff were also commended for using their vocational skills and expertise to make lessons motivating, interesting and memorable, enabling students to make excellent progress and exceed their individual targets.
In addition, the report highlights how the college is firmly rooted in the community and works in very strong partnership with key organisations for the benefit of students and to promote the regeneration and prosperity of the borough.