Mayor business pledge hits half way mark

Mayor, Cllr Dave Tyler with Nino Calandra, managing director at the Alan Nuttall Partnership

The Mayor of Dudley’s pledge to visit 100 businesses hit the halfway milestone today at a thriving firm in the town.

The Alan Nuttall Partnership welcomed the borough’s first citizen on a tour of the one million square feet factory in Hall Street.

It is the 50th firm the Mayor has supported in his civic year in just five months, as The Alan Nuttall Partnership team celebrated 50 years of successful business in the region in 2016.

The Mayor got to see staff hard at work on the shop floor and tour offices to find out more about the business, which is one of the UK’s leading interior fit out and display specialist, providing store fitting, signs and refrigeration for shops leisure and commercial premises. Councillor Dave Tyler, Mayor of Dudley, said:

“We are lucky to have so many vibrant, ambitious businesses in the borough and it has been fascinating visiting them to find out more about their work.

“The partners at Nuttalls do some amazing work and it was a real pleasure to visit today to speak to them about it. It was particularly important as the 50th business I have been able to visit and I very much enjoyed finding out about the history of this fascinating family firm.”

Nino Calandra, managing director at the Alan Nuttall Partnership, added:

 “It’s been wonderful to welcome the Mayor to the Dudley premises, to talk about business in the region and to show him exactly what our Partnership is all about.

“Following his visit to our newly opened ASDA project, in Sedgley, we’re so pleased that the Mayor accepted our invitation to visit our one million square feet manufacturing facility. A great opportunity for us, we’ve enjoyed sharing the scope and scale of our experience, our vision for the future and seeing the Mayor’s awe at just some of the impressive history of the site.”

The council provides a range of support to local businesses, primarily through Dudley Business First, a single point of contact for business support, providing access to advice, funding, relocation and training. From one-to-one support, to breakfast meetings, workshops and events, Dudley Business First works with a range of partners to provide support to local businesses and budding entrepreneurs.

The Mayor has already visited businesses in towns across the Dudley borough, from Brierley Hill Market Hall and Station Café in Stourbridge to glass studios at the Red House Glass Cone and the Black County Hub shop at Merry Hill.

Businesses wanting to get involved in the pledge should visit

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