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The Hub The Hub What’s on at Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce


A city popular with business


An exhibitor from last year’s Royal Business Fair Fanfare for return


Lichfield Cathedral: symbol of a city that is a great place to do business


One of the most attractive places to do business in the Midlands can be found to the north of Birmingham, in the shape of the district of Lichfield. The district is home to more than 5,000


businesses with a highly-skilled and entrepreneurial workforce, and many independent, national and international companies have settled within the area to take advantage of the good transport links and make a further contribution to what is already a vibrant urban and rural economy. The Chamber is holding a speaker breakfast at


The George Hotel in Lichfield on 17 May to highlight the opportunities available to businesses in the district. The event will feature Lichfield District Council economic development officer Jonathan Percival and colleague Matthew Fletcher. Mr Percival said: “Lichfield District Council and


Tamworth Borough Council run an initiative called ‘Tamworth and Lichfield for Business’, providing a range of support, from running business events to offering support and advice to the business population within the two local authorities. “The initiative complements the work undertaken by local partners, such as the


‘The District is an economically active location for businesses’


Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Small Businesses and Growth Hubs covering the two local authorities, to provide support and advice to local businesses, delivering economic growth. “At the event, attendees will be able to learn


more about the initiatives, recent activities and future plans to support the local business community. “Lichfield District is an economically active


location for businesses, with the excellent transport links making the area popular with investors. Lichfield District Council are delivery partners within European funded programmes designed to support individuals and residents to turn their business idea into an established company and businesses looking to expand their team.” Speaker breakfast events are free for patrons


and 1813 Club members. When booking, please use your membership number to validate the free places.


• For full details on the speaker breakfast event see page 36


of royal business fair A second ‘royal’ business fair is to take place in Sutton Coldfield following the resounding success of last year’s event. More than 400 delegates flocked to the Sutton


Coldfield Chamber of Commerce event at the Ramada Hotel last June, when around 40 businesses exhibited. The 2018 event is taking place at the same


venue on Friday 8 June. Paul Faulkner, chief executive of Greater


Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, said: “We were thrilled with the response from Sutton Coldfield’s business community when we launched last year’s fair so bringing it back for a second year was a natural step. “The Royal Business Fair is a great celebration


of the Sutton business community as a whole. “It enables well-established companies and the


many new companies arriving in the town to showcase their products and make new contacts.” Members can book an exhibition stand now at


a cost of £200 (stand only) or £250 (stand and brochure advert). Stands are available to non-members at £300


(stand only) or £375 (stand and brochure advert). Standalone brochure adverts are available at £50 to members and £75 to non-members.


Exhibition stands on sale now. Email events@birmingham-chamber.com for a booking form.


Your four-page


pull-out guide to recent and forthcoming Chamber Events


Birmingham Chamber Event Partners


May 2018 CHAMBERLINK 35


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