We are so relieved to let you know that we have managed to POSTPONE our meet the buyer event rather than be forced to cancel!

NEW DATE: 8th October 2020 8:30am – 12:30pm at Saltwell EDC!

Black Country Business Festival will be taking place between 5-15th October.

We NEED to build back our businesses! This event couldn’t have been rearranged for a better time!

Lets start putting dates in our diary and start looking forward, we all need to stay positive and plan for the other side!

If you haven’t already signed up, here’s some more information about the event:

The Black Country Business Festival is now one of the UK’s best attended business events  the figures of businesses attending across the whole festival 2019 speak for themselves;

We have secured the following public sector buyers to attend the event and be on our ‘experts’ panel:

  • Rose Younger – Director of Commercial and Customer Services Dudley MBC
  • Dudley MBC – Procurement Officers (Name/s to be confirmed)
  • Corin Crane – CEO – Black Country Chamber of Commerce
  • Haydn Brown – Category Head, Procurement Strategy & Development – Birmingham City Council
  • Haley MacMichael – Head of Procurement –  Sandwell MBC
  • Christopher Robinson (MCIPS) – Procurement Business Partner – Wolverhampton City Council
  • Chris Wagner (MCIPS) Procurement Business Manager– Walsall Council
  • David Sheldon – Procurement Business Manager – Walsall Council
  • Paul Mellor – Assistant Director of Procurement at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust / NHS Black Country Alliance
  • Fiona Adams – Head of Procurement – Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

It is a FREE Event for delegates to attend and we are confident of selling out the event with over 180 delegates present.

We have also asked strategic partners to attend and have an exhibition stand.  These are all businesses that can offer specialist support to SMEs to assist them in winning public sector tenders or helping them achieve greater social value in their businesses.

Feel free to email for any further information.


Stay safe, Klick xx