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Mission Statement

Organise and foster business-to-business networking events, promote camaraderie and encourage local businesses and organisations to support and trade with each other.

Develop policies and lobby Wolverhampton Council to promote a more vibrant local economy.

Interact with other business groups and stakeholders to help them to achieve their objectives, and encourage the sharing of best practice and other knowledge and skills with local businesses.


Dan Carins – from Wolverhampton City Council
Grow your business with the Black Country Growth Hub

The Black Country economy faces many challenges – improving productivity, and attracting and retaining people with appropriate skills are two of them.  There are also opportunities in new technology and new markets out there to explore.  The Black Country Growth Hub co-ordinates business support to help ambitious businesses grow, address these challenges and exploit the opportunities. Dan will be talking to us about how to access this support.

Dan Carins is the new Head of the Black Country Growth Hub.  Previously he was Access to Finance Manager, helping businesses who contacted the Growth Hub to understanding the wide variety of grants, loans or equity funds that are available, as well as other support.   He has over a decade of experience in local government, delivering support to businesses in the Black Country.

Vicky Price  – Associate Director of Development and Communications at the Grand Theatre
A Grand Future Of Theatre

Last year Wolverhampton Grand Theatre went through a period of change including a shift in Marketing Strategy and a 1.2million refurbishment in order to safe guard the theatre’s future in the heart of Wolverhampton City Centre. Vicky will tell us about these changes and how the theatre can help you put your business in the spotlight.

Having completed a Drama and English BA Honours degree at Worcester University, Vicky began her career at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre working in the Development, Sales, PR and Marketing teams which provided an excellent grounding in Customer Relations.

Vicky was appointed as the Press and PR Manager at Wolverhampton Grand in 2009 and has carved a solid path in Marketing and Communications being promoted to Marketing Manager, Head of Sales and Marketing and then to Associate Director of Development and Communications in September 2016.

Ralph Watson – Inspired Impact Global Ltd
Unleash YOUR Wolf

Discover how to use the strengths of the wolf pack to bring success to your life and business. The FOUR keys to unleashing YOUR wolf.

Ralph Watson is a professional speaker and coach with an impressive international track record. Ralph enjoyed over 20 years in a successful corporate career, spanning roles from trainee sales executive through to senior management and board level appointments. He has since completed over 18 years in business as a trainer, coach and speaker giving Ralph a wealth of experience and wisdom that he regularly draws on in helping his clients.

Ralph’s reputation and fascination with the striking similarities between the wolf pack in the wild and the high performing team/individual have earned him the name “The White Wolf” and his signature talk, “Unleash YOUR Wolf” has drawn praise and acclaim wherever he takes to the stage. Audiences take away ideas and key action points to help them in their business – and in their life.


Registration is from 1730 for prompt 1800 start


Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Exhibition Stands – £20

People who attend our events are looking to make great deals, engage with new suppliers and make that initial contact in order to build lasting business relationships. Why not book a business stand at this event, bring along your marketing marketing materials and dazzle us with what you have to offer -only £20.00.When you register you can pay for a stand as well.

100 A4/A5 leaflets on seats – £10

We will be providing a bag to each delegate containing leaflets/flyers and the agenda for the evening. Your one-page leaflet can be included in these bags for £10. The leaflets must be dropped into Carvers Building Supplies reception by the morning of the 3rd of March 2017, at the latest, for the attention of Lizzie Carr. When you register you can pay for the flyer inserts as well.



Event Charge

Wolverhampton Business Forum is a non-profit making organisation. All our steering committee members contribute their time free of charge. Any money raised at events goes into providing the facilities to make the event successful.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to fund our usual free high quality buffet without making a small charge. We feel that the buffet is an integral part of the evening as it allows our delegates to relax and take time to make connections and network with each other.

Therefore, we are introducing a very modest fee to attend the event of £3. Yes just £3 for at least two great speakers, a high quality comfortable location, buffet and drinks, entry into our raffle prize which features several prizes, and networking with between 100 and 150 other local business people. I’m sure you will agree that this is a very small contribution to make towards a great evening.


Raffle tickets are now included in the booking fee. Please remember to bring your business cards for a change to win.


Call 01902 577 000 for more details about the event.
We look forward to meeting you and answer any questions you have.

Registration is from 1730 for prompt 1800 start
WBF do not endorse any organisations who attend the event.
If you don’t want to be photographed during the event please let the photographer know on the night.
When you register for an event you will be among the first to receive information of upcoming events. If you do not want to receive emails from us please email
Location Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
Lichfield St
Wolverhampton West Midlands WV1 1DE
Hosted By WBF

March 7, 2017