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08/04/2014
LEP Board Member is new Black Country Chamber President

Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership Board Member Ninder Johal has been announced as the new President of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce.

He succeeds Paul Bennett, who stepped down at the end of March. As President, Ninder is now responsible for representing business in the Black Country and working with each of the local Chamber boards and decision-makers to ensure that the Chamber influences policy for the benefit of local business.

Ninder, who was born and raised in Sandwell, he served as Vice President of the Black Country Chamber for the last year.

High-profile role

He previously served as President of Sandwell Chamber for almost two years. Before this high-profile role, Ninder spent several years on the Sandwell Chamber Board before being elected as Sandwell Chamber Vice President in 2010.

Ninder is well-known in the local business community and is also Chair of the Black Country Asian Business Association (BCABA) as well as a Black Country LEP Board Member.

Ninder is the managing director of Nachural Records and Nachural Corporate Communications. Nachural assists organisations in communicating the value of their brands through events and video. The company provides event production for events of all sizes. Nachural’s specialisms include staging, lighting, video production and sound for events.

Manufactured in the Black Country

Ninder’s business experience covers creative, services and manufacturing, as Nachural recently launched HRA loudspeakers for the professional audio market. HRA loudspeakers are completely manufactured in the Black Country.

Lovers of bhangra music may also recognise Ninder as the tabla player for Achanak. The band continues to tour all over Europe.

"I am looking to build upon the excellent work undertaken by my predecessor Paul Bennett,” said Ninder. "The need for all in the Black Country to work together for a common purpose, to reduce the productivity gap, to increase the skills base and to pursue an overriding strategy of wealth creation is paramount.

"Vision of innovation”

"To do this, the need for collaboration is key, as is the need to inculcate a vision of innovation and the need to be ambitious.

"Finally, I will champion the role of business at all levels to ensure that its role is rightly recognised in its contribution to society."

For more information about the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, just visit www.blackcountrychamber.co.uk

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