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Black Country Chamber Announce Corin Crane as New Chief Executive

Corin CraneBlack Country Chamber of Commerce are delighted to announce that they have appointed Corin Crane as the new Chief Executive.

Corin is currently Director of the Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership where he has overall responsibility for around £200m of funds to drive regeneration and help local businesses grow. He is also chair of the European Structural Funds Committee that oversee the management of around £90m of funding aimed at SME business growth and skills work. Corin also set up and chairs the Leicester Business Festival which is now an annual 2-week festival with around 100 business led events. Before this, Corin was Head of Economic Partnerships and Inward Investment at Wolverhampton City Council.

Commenting on the new appointment, Corin Crane said: “I am really proud to be taking up this role as Chief Executive at the Black Country Chamber of Commerce. I know the area well and understand what a diverse and entrepreneurial cluster of businesses are based here, with such a clear sense of identity. I also know that for all the opportunities there are at the moment for forward looking businesses, there are also a huge amount of challenges from Brexit, from a slow-down in Manufacturing, imports being hit by a weaker pound and foreign investors delaying decisions in an uncertain political environment.

“The Chamber has a long history of supporting businesses to seize opportunities regardless of national economic trends and in making the business voice heard at every level of decision makers. I’m looking forward to working with the Chamber team and Black Country businesses to continue to do all this and more.”

Adrian Wright, Black Country Chamber of Commerce President, added: “I am thrilled with the appointment of Corin Crane as the new Black Country Chamber Chief Executive. Corin can really help build for the future by creating a bigger and stronger Chamber to support local businesses. He also has a wealth of experience and knowledge to bring to his new role which will help to continue the great work the Chamber team is doing.”

The Black Country Chamber are moving forward with a new Chief Executive in place by October 2016 to help support the growth and future of the Chamber.

Last modified on Friday, 22 July 2016 15:26

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