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Dudley Community Conversation: Session One

Nov 04
Date and time
Wed, 04 November  @  14:00  -  15:00
No charge for invited guests
Invitation only
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Invitation only
No charge for invited guests

Wed, 04 November 2020  @  14:00  –  15:00

Business in the Community (BITC) and Midland Metro Alliance are hosting a virtual Community Conversation. The event will explore how people from all sectors can support the recovery and rebuilding of the economy in Dudley in the West Midlands. BITC believes that resilient communities are made up of collaborative partnerships, which are willing to work together and build on local knowledge resulting in long-term change. 

About Community Conversations

A Community Conversation is a cross-sector virtual networking event exploring collaborative working. It is a forum for community, business and the public sector to share opportunities, discuss priorities and highlight areas of need to build a healthier, sustainable community.

A key outcome from a Community Conversation is a commitment from participants to continue to work together on agreed collaborative actions that can make a real difference in a place. BITC will assess actions, pledges and offers after the event and make plans for further action.

This first Community Conversation session, will focus on the benefits of improved connectivity in areas of opportunity and major employment sites in and around Dudley. The session will also explore explore wider social and environmental issues that the business, community and public sectors can collaboratively address. In session two, Dudley community organisations have been invited to present a current challenge or idea.

During the virtual event there will be break-out sessions, which are designed to discuss challenges, ideas and solutions as a group. This will provide an opportunity for participants to work as part of a cross-sector team, sharing their knowledge to provide real support to local communities.


  • Welcome and overview – Business in the Community
  • Opening speakers – Midland Metro Alliance and Dudley Council
  • Working together to ‘Build Back’ – community priorities
  • Cross sector breakout rooms
  • Report back and wrap up


This event is by invitation only. If you think you should have received an invitation and have not, please contact Kelly Stackhouse, Programme Manager at BITC.

Contact details and further information

For more details, contact Kelly Stackhouse, Programme Manager at BITC.

Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.

Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology.


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