City of Wolverhampton's Business Week flagship event will this year be hosted by one of TV's shining lights.

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Broadcaster and journalist Steph McGovern will also be the keynote speaker at the annual Business Breakfast on Wednesday 27 September.

As one of the country's most esteemed business reporters, she has reported on business and finance from around the world, from international finance summits to small business success stories.

During the financial crash, Steph was a lead producer of business news, at the forefront of the award winning coverage of the credit crunch and banking crisis.

City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, Councillor John Reynolds, said: "We are delighted to have captured such an eminent figure to host the city's annual Business Breakfast.

"This event is invaluable to businesses of all sizes in Wolverhampton to exchange ideas and I'm sure Steph will provide a hugely interesting insight based on her experiences."

Business Week is a week long programme which aims to support the city's economic growth.

It will run from Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September and incorporates a range of events, activities and workshops for businesses, shaped by business representatives in the city.  

The full programme of events can be viewed at Type=links;Linkid=7530;Title=Business Week - Activities and Events;Target=_blank; and offers something for businesses of all types and sizes.

There are plenty of opportunities to tap into free business support and get help with developing workforce skills. Businesses can book now to join in 'live' advice on trading with Europe or find out about future contracts and tendering opportunities.

There are also drop in events to discover how technologies can enhance businesses and tap into information on business security.

A tour of Europe's largest Construction Centre of Excellence at the University of Wolverhampton's Springfield Campus is available.

There is even the chance to develop team work by entering a team of 4 in the 'It's a Knockout' Teamwork Challenge' with WV Active.

Places at the Business Breakfast on 27 September are limited. To enquire if a place is available please email

  • released: Tuesday 29 August, 2017