Black Country Business Festival to return this autumn

01st Mar

The dates for this year’s Black Country Business Festival have been set.

This is the fourth year of the annual two-week festival, which switched from May to October in 2020 due to Covid-19. Organiser the Black Country Chamber of Commerce took the decision to keep the dates the same this year to allow more time for the possibility of in-person events to take place.

The autumn dates worked well and the festival still amassed 96 registered events and nearly 900 businesses were involved, despite some tiered restrictions being in place. This year’s event will take place from October 4 to 15.

Corin Crane, chief executive of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, said: “We are thrilled to share the dates for this year’s festival. It’s been a challenging time for everyone for a long while now. The business festival is an important part of our annual calendar and will give a real boost to our business community, as we hopefully edge out of this dip and remobilise again.

“This is historically an exciting two weeks for the Black Country with events of all descriptions taking place right across the region. We are looking to make some positive changes to the structure of the fortnight to make it accessible to all businesses and offer opportunities to develop, lead and challenge. We were overwhelmed by the response from businesses last year in the peak of the pandemic so this year is certainly going to be something to look forward to.

“Of course, the business festival relies on support from organisations to make it happen and we would now like to hear from any companies that may wish to get involved and learn about the benefits that can be gained from being part of this longstanding, far-reaching business event.”

The festival offers multiple opportunities to showcase branding, and increase business leads and contacts.
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