A business body that offers support and advice to companies across the Black Country has clocked up more than 1,000 followers on a popular social networking site.
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership has reached the milestone of 1,000 followers on Twitter and is now urging more to join them on the site.
Through its @blackcountrylep Twitter account the LEP shares latest news and information, often relating to ways businesses can access finance or receive support to help them grow.
Ninder Johal, private sector lead on perception and communications for the Black Country LEP, said:
“The LEP’s Twitter account is proving extremely popular with individuals and businesses across the region and beyond. It’s success shows that the Black Country LEP is establishing itself as a recognised and important business support body, which is important. Twitter is one way that we can share information and news with the business community and we hope more businesses will follow us to keep up to speed with latest developments.”
Councillor Mike Bird, leader of Walsall Council and LEP board member, said:
“There are number of different ways in which people can access information about the work of the Black Country LEP. Twitter is one way that businesses can find out information that could benefit them so we would encourage people to follow the LEP account.”
People can also get latest on the LEP at www.blackcountrylep.co.uk where there is also a facility to sign up to regular free e-bulletins. There is also a Black Country LEP group set up on social networking platform LinkedIn, where people can discuss issues around the work of the group.