Advantage West Midlands is the Regional Development Agency (RDA) for the West Midlands that was established by the Government in 1999 to transform England's regions through sustainable economic development.
In order to achieve their aims the AWM work with a range of public sector partners, voluntary and community organisations and the private sector, to develop strategies and support projects that will help transform the West Midlands' economy.http://www.advantagewm.co.uk/index.html
Baba is an independent company limited by guarantee .It maintains regular links with the Government Office for the West Midlands, Enterprise Link, Business in the Community, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Institute of Asian Businesses and several other organisations. It also represents Asian business community at various forums and boards.http://users.powernet.co.uk/baba/index.html
The BCABA acts as a consultative advisory group that helps and supports Asian business.
It therefore support initiatives such as the ongoing business use of premises, land availability, international trade, e-business and training, and offer an opportunity to network and share experiences.http://www.bccbl.com/desktopdefault.aspx?tabid=428
The Black Country Chamber was formed in March 2001 from an amalgamation of three long-established Black Country Chambers of Commerce - Dudley & Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton, together with Business Link Black Country. It is a membership organisation, offering a range of business support services and networking opportunities designed to meet the needs of owners and managers.http://www.bccbl.com/desktopdefault.aspx?tabId=540
Established in Worcester in 1832, the Chamber of Commerce has been the voice of business in the two counties ever since, actively promoting trade, lobbying for members' interests and facilitating training and workforce development.http://www.hwchamber.co.uk/index.asp
The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce is an independent voice of businesses in Coventry & Warwickshire, promoting their interest at local, regional and national levels and provides its members with regular updates on legislation, business opportunities and contacts.http://www.cw-chamber.co.uk/chamber/index.asp
Cricinfo is the world's leading cricket website, ranked number one in all of its major markets. The site was founded in 1993, and its continuing success is built on the combination of live ball-by-ball coverage of all Test and one-day international matches, news and features written by some of the world's best cricket writers, and in-depth statistics on every one of the 3,000 international and 45,000 first class cricketers to have played the game.http://uk.cricinfo.com
The EMBF 's remit is to provide independent advice to Government in relation to SME policy and practice as they relate to ethnic minority business. They are also there to listen to the views and needs of ethnic minority business communities and convey them to Government and policy makers.http://www.ethnicbusiness.org
Created in 2005, the IBPN main objectives are to increase bilateral trade and investment between India and the UK. Its origins date back to 1993 when the creation of the Indo-British Partnership Initiative by the then British and Indian Prime Ministers was agreed. It is backed by both governments and chaired by leading industry figures.http://www.ibpn.co.uk/index.asp
The Institute of Asian Businesses (IAB) promotes awareness of, and facilitates solutions to, the business needs of its members and the wider Asian business community.http://www.iab-birmingham.org.uk/iab/
The aim of the Midlands World Trade Forum (MWTF)
"To help companies develop their export performance, by providing a forum through which they can assist each other, access relevant support services, and make their views known on issues affecting international trade".
The Midlands World Trade Forum is sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland and are supported by UK Trade & Investment - the Government organisation that supports both companies in the UK trading internationally and overseas enterprises seeking to locate in the UK.http://www.mwtf.org.uk
The Chamber of Commerce & Industry has existed in North Staffordshire since 1813. Its prime aim is to protect local business interests, help to reduce costs and encourage inter-trading via its network activities.http://www.nscci.co.uk/homepage.htm
The main duties and responsibilities of the Southern Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry are representation on behalf of members at local, regional and national government level, deliver a professional quality range of services to members, provide updated information on government legislation affecting business including Employment Law, Health & Safety and the Environment, improving the IT skills within membership to enable businesses to trade effectively within both domestic and world-wide markets and utilise the purchasing power of a viable large membership organisation.http://www.em-chamber.co.uk
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