Students provide winning shots for Chamber magazine cover

March 15, 2024

The latest edition of the leading quarterly business publication for the Black Country is out, with stunning cover images from university photography students.

The spring edition of Prosper, the magazine for the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, has been published with a lead story on young professionals who have progressed in their careers with vocational training.

The photos were taken by photography students at the University of Wolverhampton’s Faculty of Arts, Business, and Social Sciences, supported by the team at Osborn Communications who were recently appointed as the Chamber’s communications partner to promote its impact in the region.

As well as taking on editorial support to publish Prosper, the Osborn team are handling press and public relations work, promoting the Chamber as a positive membership group for Black Country businesses while celebrating member success stories.

The interviews with young colleagues from Thomas Dudley, JJX Logistics, Nant and Talbots Law highlight the importance of supporting new employees to develop the skills needed in the region.

The University of Wolverhampton photo session last month. Instagram: wlv_photo

The feature says: “As businesses across the Black Country equip the next generation of employees with the skills to capitalise on future opportunities, young people are making a positive impact across a range of industries as they grow.

“In our latest cover story, we celebrate the progress of the future stars who have joined in entry level roles and are now established as team members with greater responsibilities.

“The Black Country Chamber of Commerce is promoting training as the way forward for our businesses as they adjust to the changes in their markets, impact of new technology and the challenging economic environment.”

A post on the Chamber’s LinkedIn page said: “In this edition, we welcome the newest additions of the Chamber team, delve into how we can support you and what 2024 means for your business in the transformative year ahead.

“Hear the very latest in Black Country business, from discovering what we have coming up for awards season to exclusive interviews and coverage on the value of on-the-job-training.”

Read the latest edition of Prosper here.

Osborn is producing Chamber news to be shared via its website and social media, member channels such as emails and through liaising with external media.

The release of Prosper comes in the same week that Osborn Communications delivered a workshop on public relations for start-up businesses to help them grow their audience reach.

The Press & PR Start-Up Workshop was held on 14 March at the Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology.

The University of Wolverhampton photographic team. Instagram: wlv_photo

Organised with the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Start-Up Business Club, which turned five in December, the free event enabled delegates to better understand how to promote their business through media and public relations.

Osborn Communications produces successful digital, PR and marketing work for a range of leading West Midlands brands.

The agency, which was crowned 2021 Chamber start-up business of the year, offered practical insights on a range of topics.

  • You can get in touch for further information on how Osborn can help your business with a range of services including social media, award entry writing, communications and PR. Follow us on LinkedInFacebookTwitter or Instagram to keep up to date with our progress.


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