The West Midlands Select Committee is having its third evidence hearing on Monday 8 June
at 10:30am in the Evolution Boardroom, Ashley Building, Staffordshire University, Stoke Campus, Leek Road, Stoke on Trent ST4 2DF. The hearing, which is open to the public, is part of the West Midlands Committee's first inquiry into the impact of the current economic and financial situation on businesses in the West Midlands Region.
10.30 - 11.15
Dr Laura Cohen, Chief Executive, British Ceramic Confederation
Mike Shirley, Chief Executive, Jesse Shirley
11.15 - 12.00
Gerard Coyne, Regional Officer, Unite the Union
12.00 - 13.00
Mark Barrow, Local Government Association, and Newcastle Under Lyme Council
Steve Burrows Deputy Corporate Director Regeneration Staffs County Council
Chris Harman, Chief Executive, Stoke City Council, and
Tom Macartney, Managing Director of North Staffs Regeneration Partnership
The chair of the Committee Richard Burden MP said:
"These are difficult times for businesses throughout the West Midlands. It is important that the new West Midlands Select Committee hears from those at the sharp end all across the West Midlands. That's why it is so important that we get out to all parts of the region.
"The Committee has already held evidence sessions in Leamington and Birmingham and on Monday we will be in Stoke.
"The Committee wants to find out what Government help and advice is most useful to West Midlands business and where improvements could be made - so we can put this to Ministers on behalf of our whole region."