JC Payne (UK) Ltd based in Aldridge in Walsall is the latest company to join The Platinum Group, part of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce. JC Payne (UK) Ltd is a privately owned family run commercial vehicle bodybuilder and the company operates from a 90,000 sq. ft. factory using a semi-flow line production method, designed and constantly updated to achieve the most efficient building process for its customers.

JC Payne has been building bodies in the Black Country since the 1920s and the current owners have been involved in the Commercial Vehicle industry for over 40 years, including body manufacture, the supply of quality new and used vehicles and a commercial vehicle rental solution to the industry respectively.

Having recently joined The Platinum Group, which is part of Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Neil Brandrick the Managing Director said: “At JC Payne, we feel privileged to have been invited to join The Platinum Group and very much look forward to sharing new and existing ideas with fellow members of the Black Country’s manufacturing, automotive and logistics sector. The joining of the group reflects our core aim of creating a successful manufacturing business based upon the hard work and skills of our local workforce. Combining our membership of The Platinum Group with the recent acquisition of our premises really cements our commitment to Walsall and the Black Country.”

The Platinum Group is designed for senior leaders within the high value manufacturing, automotive and logistics sector, with the emphasis around learning, networking and influencing and sharing best practice.

Being a member of The Platinum Group is a unique way of demonstrating commitment to the regeneration of the Black Country. It allows the opportunity to lobby key decision makers, increase your network of senior level contacts and share your knowledge and expertise with like-minded business leaders, working collectively to promote the region and tackle the challenges holding it back.

Gail Arnold, Head of The Platinum Group, commented: “I am absolutely delighted to be working with JC Payne (UK) Ltd who are a stand out company that is committed to further development which is exactly what The Platinum Group is designed to facilitate. The Platinum Group is a thriving community connecting some of the best Black Country businesses.”

Black Country Chamber of Commerce aims to double the size of the Black Country economy by 2023 and The Platinum Group are an excellent example of how this is to be achieved. The Black Country is the Industrial Heartland of the UK with many high quality and niche businesses that are working together to develop further to be market leaders.