The flagship event of Wolverhampton Business Week looks set to be a lively occasion - so make sure you do not miss out!

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Award winning business journalist and presenter Declan Curry is hosting the 'Annual Business Breakfast - Investing in the City' on Thursday, October 1, between 8am and 10am.

The venue is the GTG Training and Conference Centre, Bearing Drive, Wolverhampton, where former BBC One Breakfast and BBC Two Working Lunch presenter Curry will be driving the interactive session and stimulating audience debate with a prestigious panel of business leaders.

Panellist and City of Wolverhampton Council Leader Councillor Roger Lawrence will get proceedings underway with a short address to businesses.

Philip Barnett (Marstons Operations Director and Chair of Wolverhampton Business Champions), Professor Tony Travers (Wolverhampton Skills and Employment Commission Chairman), Nicholas Pink (Wiggle Operations Director) and Anna-Maria McAuliffe (of the Metro Business Partnership, representing SMEs in the city, and McAuliffe Director) will also sit on the panel.

Anna-Maria McAuliffe said: "We are a Wolverhampton business, I am born and bred in the city and proud to do business here.

"Business Week will help showcase what is great about our city and the exciting future of Wolverhampton as a place to do business and invest in.

"As a representative of the SME community, I am delighted to have been invited to be part of the Business Breakfast panel.

"I think it is vital small businesses know their voice is as important and valuable as any other businesses in Wolverhampton."

Following the debate, delegates will have the chance to network with the city's largest, most innovative and most successful businesses.

Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy, added: "This event is invaluable to businesses of all sizes in Wolverhampton to exchange ideas.

"There is no doubt Declan Curry will drive a lively debate, which should be of great value to everyone who attends."

Places at the event can be reserved by emailing

The Business Breakfast will be followed by the Skills and Employment Commission Information Session, hosted by Professor Tony Travers, Chair of the Commission, between 10.15am and 11.15am.

Professor Travers and his fellow commissioners will share the findings of the Commission that was launched at last year's Business Breakfast.

  • released: Friday 11 September, 2015