Wolverhampton Business Week celebrated its tenth anniversary with hundreds of people from the city and beyond engaging in a wide range of events delivered by the council and city partners.
Thursday’s flagship Business Breakfast event, sponsored by hosts The Halls Wolverhampton, saw an audience of 250 delegates inside the Civic Hall hear from respected speakers about ‘Creating a Visitor City’ and how Wolverhampton’s reputation as a visitor destination is being transformed. The week started on Monday with young people from Wolverhampton Youth Council gathering at the University of Wolverhampton’s Springfield Campus to help develop a 360-degree video to be showcased to investors and developers at the National Brownfield Institute’s (NBI) state-of-the-art Igloo facility.
More than 100 delegates attended the Molineux Meets panel discussion on ‘helping Wolverhampton businesses to identify and unlock business opportunities’ at Molineux Stadium. Over 160 city residents aged 16 to 29 grabbed the chance to find out about live vacancies, employment opportunities, training and work experience from almost 30 employers and training providers at the Youth Employment Hub, at The Way youth zone.
A broad range of online and in-person workshops, including sessions at business and enterprise hub, IGNITE, covered a range of topics including digital marketing, AI, cyber security and starting a social enterprise. Two events wrapping up the week were yesterday’s Women Entrepreneurs Masterclass at Wolverhampton Science Park and today’s Let’s Talk Sustainable Business Growth, sponsored by Tilbury Douglas, which highlighted how Wolverhampton is leading the region’s green growth agenda, the opportunities for the construction sector and businesses in the supply chain, and the support available for businesses through the facilities at the NBI and university.
City of Wolverhampton Council Leader, Councillor Stephen Simkins, said: “The tenth annual Business Week has once again highlighted the strength of Wolverhampton’s business community with city partners coming together with the council to highlight the opportunities and support on offer through 20 well-attended events.
“I attended events like the youth council video showcase at the NBI and the Business Breakfast which were truly inspirational – illustrating how our ambitious plans are transforming Wolverhampton for all our citizens.
“It is clear, this council is committed to supporting businesses by making bold changes that will continue to bring in investment to help them thrive and grow in the long term - bolstering the Wolverhampton Pound and delivering more jobs and skills opportunities for local people.”
Wolverhampton businesses seeking support and advice should visit Wolverhampton Employer Support | City Of Wolverhampton Council.