WOLVERHAMPTON BLACK BUSINESS NETWORK
We are here to
Address the under-representation in the City
Feed into the Wolverhampton City-Wide business Strategies
Seek views from Black Businesses on how the City Council infrastructures can support them
Provide a forum for business engagement & entrepreneurship
Broaden the scope for international business connections
Wolverhampton Black Business Network CIC, was launched in 2011 and incorporated in 2013 as a Community Interest Company by the black business entrepreneurs in the City with the support of the City Council to be the voice of Minority Black owned businesses in the City with the vision of fostering and maintaining economic growth and development of the Black businesses in Wolverhampton and creating an environment in which businesses will flourish and contribute to overall economic activities of the City and the region.
Our key objectives include:
Over the years since formation, we have hosted key personalities who have provided vital insight to business in the City. Some of these personalities include the Bankers from major Banking Industry, British Bankers Association, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, and CDFI personnel to mention but a few. We have also ran intensive workshops on subjects such as Procurement, Business Financial Control, Speed mentoring, Corporate governance and issue related to Tax and Pension. We have also worked in association with Centre for Research on Ethnic Minority and Enterprise (CREME) based at Aston Business School, a highly reputable authority on Minority Ethnic Enterprises in the Region.
We are committed to working with the Local Police and other Agencies to minimize the incidences of business crime in the City.
Our board members are all volunteers who are determined to provide a much-needed support to our businesses. We continue to seek support of the business Community to achieve all our goals.
WBBN Board DIRECTORS
The WBBN is now a CIC and welcomes new members to become Directors on the board.
Sam Duru MIC, MCIPS
Member of Wolverhampton Economic Growth Board (EGB)
Managing Director & Founder of SCA Management Consulting Ltd, an Enterprise Development Company
Ms Eunice Ofoegbu
NVQ Assessor – Teaching and Assessing National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ Level 3) in Health and Social Care.
Mrs Jennifer Samuels
MD (Ferinnje Hair & Beauty, Wolverhampton)
CEO and founder of Heritage Accounting Services and Divine Heritage Foods in Wolverhampton.
Founder & CEO of JS Associates. E Bay Marketing Co-Cards and Little Gifts