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Black Country Chamber New Chief Executive – Corin Crane

Corin CraneBlack Country Chamber of Commerce are delighted to announce that Corin Crane has now started as the new Chief Executive.

Corin was Director of the Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership where he had overall responsibility for around £200m of funds to drive regeneration and help local businesses grow. He also chaired the European Structural Funds Committee that oversees 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 his first day, Corin Crane said: “It is a real honour to have been offered this role and I’m looking forward to some exciting challenges and working with Black Country businesses. The Chamber is here to serve and represent its members, so I hope to meet as many as possible at our various forums and events in the coming months.

“I know the Black Country well and understand a lot of the issues that are holding businesses back and also the opportunities that are available. It’s also a time of great uncertainty with huge political changes locally and nationally. These are unclear times for our trade and workforce arrangements both across Europe and the globe, and with a weak pound making trade and particularly importing difficult. Any real examples of how this is impacting on businesses would be welcome, we can then campaign on their behalf and make sure that our local offer is the right one.”

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce is a membership organisation that supports the growth and prosperity of Black Country businesses.

Last modified on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 14:27

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