The Black Country Business Festival is coming

The first annual Black Country Business Festival is coming to our region from Monday 23 April to Friday 4 May. With 122 events taking place over the two weeks, representing nine business sectors, there is something for everyone looking to meet with and learn from other professionals in Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton and Walsall.

The festivalBCBF logo is being led by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce and partners DY5, with events being held by local organisations who are passionate about showing the strengths, innovation, commerce and culture of our region. You can find out more about the organisers and aims of the festival at, which also gives details of every event with links to booking facilities.

Print copies of the festival brochure are circulating widely throughout the region but if you don’t have one yet you can download a digital version here.

Here at Think Sandwell we’re excited about delivering several events for Sandwell Council at the Sandwell Business Solutions Centre at Sandwell College in West Bromwich. One is already fully booked so please do sign up soon to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday 24 April | ‘Are you ready for GDPR?‘ (fully booked)
Thursday 26 April | ‘Get connected to the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills
Tuesday 1 May | ‘Meet the funders’: breakfast and expo

We will also be hosting the following at the Sandwell Business Services Centre:

Wednesday 25 April | ‘Make your website a bostin’ marketing machine‘ led by Clicking Mad
Friday 27 April | ‘Using storytelling in your social media marketing campaigns‘ led by Online Marketing Growth Ltd
Wednesday 2 May | ‘Boost your sales‘ led by Crea8 Sales Solutions
Thursday 3 May | ‘Tender writing workshop: improve your chances of success‘ led by Klick Business Solutions
Friday 4 May | ‘Fit for future: developing talent to enable and support change‘ led by Human Results.

We hope you’re as excited about the Black Country Business Festival as we are, and would love to hear how you get on at the events you attend. Do tag @thinkSandwell in your tweets and use the hashtags #BCBF_18 and #ThisIsTheBlackCountry so the festival organisers will see and maybe share your tweets too.