Sandwell Business Ambassadors

Who are the Sandwell Business Ambassadors?

Sandwell Business Ambassadors are a collective of business leaders formed in 2016 to represent business interests in Sandwell and promote responsible business practices. They liaise closely with Sandwell Council and they have a modest editorial budget paid for by the council, but they set their own agenda.

Sandwell Business Ambassadors banner with hashtag #DoingBusinessBetter

Each member is a successful businessperson in their own right. As a Sandwell Business Ambassador they are here to:

  • Be a voice for Sandwell businesses, ensuring they are heard by Sandwell Council and that information is fed back in a relevant and timely manner
  • Represent Sandwell businesses in the wider community
  • Improve the lives of Sandwell residents through engagement with schools, promoting opportunities to bridge skills gaps
  • Help to promote an inclusive economy that raises people and communities up alongside businesses.

The group comprises (in alphabetical order by organisation):
Corin Crane, Chief Executive, Black Country Chamber of Commerce
Anjali Agrawal, Chief Executive Officer, CMT Engineering
Mark Evans, Partner, Crowe Clark Whitehill
Jan Denning, Founder and Managing Director, Destination Wolverhampton and the Black Country
Gurpreet Bhatia DL, Partner, Harbans Singh & Co Solicitors
Elaine Bruce, Finance Manager, H & R ChemPharm (UK) Ltd
Paul Hull A.I.F.P., Director, KMB Shipping
John Wood DL,  Group Corporate Services Director, Liberty Industries Group
Alan Taylor, Managing Director, MiGlass Ltd (Chair of the Ambassadors)
Brian Cape, CEO, SIPS Education
Christine Hinson, independent (retired from SIPS Education).

The Ambassadors have a website at where you can find out more and keep up to date with their activities and news.

You can also follow the Twitter account at @Sandwell_BA and the Sandwell Business Ambassadors’ LinkedIn profile.

Page last reviewed in November 2021.