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OCTOBER 2020: DIGITAL EDITION

Welcome inside the interactive, digital version of PROSPER Magazine!

As the region's longest-running business publication, PROSPER brings you news, views, insights and information from the Black Country and beyond and is read by key business leaders.

During 2020, we will be releasing a special digital edition every month to ensure readers are provided with the very latest news, information and insights.

In this edition, we focus on Building the Black Country with a look at Infrastructure, Connectivity and The Green Economy.

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CONTENTS | INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Sarah Thompson
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EDITOR'S WORD

Editor, Sarah Thompson introduces you to this latest edition of PROSPER Magazine.

REGIONAL REVIEW

Black Country Chamber's Chief Executive, Corin Crane shares his monthly regional review.

BUSINESS IS DONE BETTER TOGETHER

Hear from the Black Country Chamber President Jude Thompson and learn how the Chamber is supporting local business.

BUILDING THE BLACK COUNTRY: FEATURE SUPPLEMENT

Nine feature articles looking at Infrastructure, Connectivity and the Green Economy.

NEWS IN BRIEF

All the latest news, information and insights from the Black Country business community.

BLACK COUNTRY INTERNATIONAL

Meet the experts available to advise you in international trading.

33% OF SKILLS ARE NO LONGER RELEVANT

Recent data from Gartner TalentNeuron has revealed that 33% of the skills needed by businesses three years ago are no longer relevant in the workplace.

TATTOOS AT WORK: SHOULD THEY BE ALLOWED?

In previous eras, tattoos were perceived to be the calling card of an outlaw or a sailor. Within the public eye, their presence on the skin of another person meant that trouble was close by.

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MUM PUSHES FOR NEW VEHICLE SAFETY LAW

Black Country businesswoman, fire protection specialist and Chamber member, Claire Whetnall is campaigning for new vehicles to carry a safety kit by law to save lives after she witnessed a motorway crash.

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WORCESTER UNIVERSITY TO LEAD ON DUDLEY UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT

Plans for a 'university park' in Dudley moved a step closer this month with the appointment of a Higher Education Institution to drive the project forward.

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A WEIRD LIBERATION: THE TRUTH ABOUT MIDLIFE, MENOPAUSE AND BEARING THE BRUNT OF AGEISM AT WORK

The edgy, angry, upbeat reality of life as a woman in your 40s and 50s has long been hidden. Now a new wave of writers is telling all.

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ACHIEVING A WORK/LIFE BALANCE 

National Work Life Week took place earlier this month – and this year it was more important than ever as working from home has become the norm for millions across the UK. 

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BUSINESS VOICES

Why Every Business Should Be Planning for Succession – Advice from Andy Hemming of Action Coach Black Country

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BUSINESS VOICES

Susheel Gupta, Head of Business Tax and Wealth Preservation at leading law firm Higgs & Sons, explains how owners of businesses can use the delay in the Budget to accelerate their exit and succession planning.

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LEGAL ROUND-ROBIN

Jade Linton of Thursfields Solicitors talks about jobs losses and the increasing rise of employment tribunals.

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WORDS FROM THE MAYOR: ANDY STREET

Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street says we must support our veterans through this national crisis.

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