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Black Country Chamber Congratulates Andy Street on Historic Mayoral Appointment

Corin CraneBlack Country Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Andy Street on his appointment as the first West Midlands Metro Mayor and commend the other candidates who have worked hard over the last few months to engage with businesses on what they would like to see moving forward.

Corin Crane, Chief Executive of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, commented: “The Black Country Chamber of Commerce are looking forward to working with Andy to help drive forward the West Midlands economy by creating first class infrastructure, excellent skilled workers and businesses selling their goods all across the globe. Andy has been a tireless campaigner over the last few months and we will make sure that they get the support they need to help local business grow and create jobs.”

During the campaign, three Chambers of Commerce across the West Midlands have united to produce a business blueprint for the work of the West Midlands elected Metro Mayor. Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce and Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, produced a “manifesto” for the election. ‘The Business Priorities 2017: Vision for a West Midlands Metro Mayor’ sets out the priorities and actions the Chambers would like a West Midlands Metro Mayor to deliver. The headline areas are:

  • Providing vision, leadership and promotion
  • Making the West Midlands the best possible place to do business
  • Developing world-class transport infrastructure
  • Ensuring a skills ecosystem fit for the future
  • Fostering a greater place to live, work and visit
  • Leading the region through Brexit

It was written in partnership between the three Chambers and developed in consultation with members.

All three Chambers are now looking forward to working closely with the new Mayor to support their engagement with the business community and make sure the business voice is heard.

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce is a business support organisation that can offer advice and help to companies that are looking to grow and succeed. For more information about the Black Country Chamber of Commerce please visit www.blackcountrychamber.co.uk or call 0330 024 0820.

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