Black Country Chamber of Commerce has announced Ninder Johal as the new Chamber President, succeeding Paul Bennett who stepped down on 31st March 2014.
As President, Ninder will be responsible for representing business in the Black Country; working with each of the local Chamber boards and decision-makers to ensure that the Chamber influences policy for the benefit of local business.
Ninder, who was born and raised in Sandwell has served as the Vice President of Black Country Chamber for the last year and prior to this, served as President of Sandwell Chamber for almost two years. Before his high profile role as President, Ninder spent several years on the Sandwell Chamber Board before being elected as Sandwell Chamber Vice President in 2010. Ninder is well known in the local business community and besides his position within the Chamber; he is also chair of the Black Country Asian Business Association (BCABA) as well as a Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) board member.
Ninder is the Managing Director of Nachural Records and Nachural Corporate Communications. Nachural assist organisations looking to communicate the value of their brand through events and video and provide event production for events of all sizes. Nachural’s specialisms include staging, lighting, video production and sound for events. Ninder’s business experience covers creative, services and manufacturing as Nachural recently launched HRA loudspeakers for the professional audio market. HRA loudspeakers are completely manufactured in the Black Country.
Many in the asian music industry will recognise Ninder as the table player for Achanak ( the bhangra band). who still continue to tour all over Europe.
Looking forward to his new role, Mr Johal said: “I am looking to build upon the excellent work undertaken by my predecessor Paul Bennett. The need for all in the Black Country to work together for a common purpose, to reduce the productivity gap, to increase the skills base and to pursue an overriding strategy of wealth creation is paramount. To do this the need for collaboration is key as is the need to inculcate a vision of innovation and the need to be ambitious. Finally, I will champion the role of business at all levels to ensure that its role is rightly recognized in its contribution to society.
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Lisa Bird on 07810 377833 or email: [email protected]