Armed Forces Support



Black Country Chamber of Commerce aims to raise the awareness of the skills and employability of our Armed Forces Community and to transition them into employment, business and our community within the Black Country. With this in mind, we have recently extended our commitment to the Armed Forces by signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant.

In essence, the Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly. The signing took place at RAF Museum Cosford, where Wing Commander Paul Bell, Commanding Officer of 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron RAuxAF and Adrian Wright, President of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce countersigned the document.

As a Chamber, we are keen supporters of the Armed Forces, already working in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton to deliver theArmed Forces Dependants’ Business Start-Up Programme, ‘Supporting the Unsung Hero’. This is a 10 month business start-up programme, which is open at no extra cost to the dependants of Veterans, Reservists and serving Armed Forces personnel. The programme has already been attended by more than 380 Service spouses and dependants from across the UK and Cyprus.




Moving forwards, the Black Country Chamber of Commerce will set up a discussion group formulated of our members, which will help us to deliver our aim of raising the awareness of the skills and employability of our Armed Forces Community and transitioning them into employment, business and our community within the Black Country.

Members of the aforementioned discussion group include:

Paul Lewis
Director, Forces Recruitment

Wendy Cullis
Founder, Coachtrain360

Sarah Walker
Black Country Chamber of Commerce (MoD Unsung Heroes Contract)





If you would like further information on any of the above, or are interested in joining the Armed Forces discussion group, please contact us on 0330 024 0820. In addition, if your business would like to promote an offer or event for Armed Forces personnel please click here to send details via email.