Festival helps businesses to share their news

By John Corser | Business | Published:

The role of the media was in focus on day seven of the Black Country Business Festival.

The Express & Star, which last week was heavily involved in Local Newspaper Week, has a commitment to supporting business across the area.

The newspaper yesterday hosted Content is Key, a special event aimed at helping businesses to share their news.

It included presentations from Business Editor John Corser, MNA Digital digital sales campaign manager Natalie Coughlan and Star PR agency director Sundeep Sehupal.

The event offered insights into how businesses of all sizes can get improved coverage in print and digitally.

Wolverhampton Racecourse also hosted the business festival race day yesterday afternoon.

The scope of Dudley’s multi-million investment opportunities was profiled at an event held at Dudley College. It was aimed at business leaders, developers and investors.

Alan Lunt, deputy chief executive at Dudley Council, said: "As an authority we are forging a future for Dudley borough and creating a place where businesses thrive and people want to work, live and visit."

Today sees the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Expo which is taking place at GTG West Midlands in Wednesfield.


Tomorrow there are 15 more events taking place across the Black Country with the racecourse again at the heart of activity as it hosts the Black Country Environment Challenge with the EnTRESS (Environmental Technologies and Resource Efficiency Support Scheme) project at the University of Wolverhampton from 1pm to 4.30pm.

Small and medium-sized businesses will be exhibiting their innovative green solutions to environmental challenges the racecourse has identified.

Walsall Football Club is the venue for the Sovereign Expo which will present everything an organisation needs to make informed decisions about the purchasing of essential supplies and services.

The festival continues until Friday, May 24. Places are still available at some of the remaining free events at

John Corser

By John Corser
Business Reporter - @JohnCorser_Star

Express & Star Business Editor at head office, Wolverhampton. Welcomes all news of companies and business organisations.


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