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Black Country Chamber of Commerce Recognise Outstanding Entrepreneurs

unsung hero awards resizedNine outstanding entrepreneurs who have set up their own businesses with support from a programme for the dependants of Armed Forces personnel have been honoured.

The Black Country Chamber have been working with the University of Wolverhampton on the ‘Supporting the Unsung Hero’ business start up programme.

On Tuesday 27th November delegates from the programme were given the chance to exhibit their business at a fair held at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park. 

Black Country Chamber picked nine of the programme delegates to receive an award for special recognition based on their commitment, effort and success of their new business.

The winners were selected based on the attributes of business acumen, personal determination and drive, having a can do attitude, commitment to the programme and support to other delegates.

Sarah Walker, Enterprise Projects Manager at Black Country Chamber of Commerce, said: “With so many wonderful individuals and businesses, the deliberation was amazingly difficult, we evaluated both the business idea and the individual. The delegates honoured demonstrated both business and personal progress throughout the programme and a commitment to themselves, their peers and the programme. I have been truly inspired by the individuals on the programme, under difficult personal circumstances they are determined to succeed and I’m pleased the programme has been part of their journey. They are a true inspiration and the real unsung hero.”

The Dependants’ Business Start-Up Programme has been developed specifically for Armed Forces families to provide them with the transferable skills and support required to start and maintain a business that will not be restricted to a geographical area, enabling families to become more financially stable and break the cycle of being unable to secure continuous employment. The programme is delivered by the University of Wolverhampton’s Business Solutions Centre in partnership with the Black Country Chamber of Commerce.

Last modified on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:33

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