Chamber reveals Wolverhampton entrepreneur as new chair

Phil Purssey

Phil Purssey, managing director of BT Local Business in Wolverhampton, has today (17 January) been announced as the Black Country Chamber’s latest board chair.

Purssey, whose company is based near Codsall in Wolverhampton, has been a member of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce for many years and an active member of the Chamber’s Platinum Group, succeeds the Chamber’s previous chair, Bankie Williams

He said: “I have sat on several boards throughout my career and seen some really inspirational chairs that have led boards through some very challenging times. I’ve learned that the talent and experience of a board can be extraordinary.

“As a Chamber we have undergone a period of rapid change and have developed to become a forward thinking, more modern and easily accessible business support organisation. I want to add value as quickly as possible, ensure everything we do drives continued growth for the Chamber and that all our members and stakeholders continue to have confidence in us and our ability to support them. My primary role, and therefore my priority, is to ensure that we as a board, continue to be effective in our task of setting and implementing the Chambers direction and strategy.”

Chamber chief executive Corin Crane said: “We are excited to have Phil working with us; he has a wealth of experience and expertise which he will be bringing to this role. Businesses face challenges today like never before, but we all have positive ambitions for the Chamber moving forwards and this role will help support our fantastic board to facilitate the Chamber to achieve these.”

Purssey has held senior roles in both the private and public sector organisations before starting his own telecoms company in 2011.