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Event inspires innovation for businesses in the Black Country


The Black Country Growth Hub is challenging entrepreneurs, managers and leaders to consider what innovation can bring to their business by launching its first Black Country Innovation Event.

The Black Country Growth Hub, a partnership between the four Local Authorities (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton), the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, the Black Country Consortium and the University of Wolverhampton, is a single point of access for all Black Country based businesses from start-ups to transformational SMEs with high growth plans and potential. 

Featuring special guest and double gold winning Paralympian Danielle Brown MBE, the ‘Inspiring Innovation’ event aims to encourage Black Country based businesses to become more innovative as well as identify their current challenges and barriers to growth.





The event will take place at the Molineux Football Stadium in Wolverhampton on Friday 17th March 2017.  Keynote speaker, Paul Sloane, a recognised expert on innovation and author of over 25 books, will explore what is impeding business innovation and will deliver some hard hitting messages.

Sarah Hough, Growth Hub Development Manager, said: “Innovation is key to success in such challenging times and we want to encourage businesses to think innovatively to grow and develop. There is so much support available to local businesses but it is often difficult and confusing for them to know where to go for help and which partner or package is right for them. By attending this event we hope to link businesses with the right business support package to address their current needs and plans.”

The event is free but businesses must register. For more information contact 01902 321272 or email


For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

Date Issued: 10th March 2017

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

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