Business Leaders endorse Studio School

Posted on: May 2, 2013

The Vine Trust Group entertained John Longworth, the Director General of the British Chamber of Commerce at the ‘Vines’ restaurant, In the new Social Enterprise Zone He was accompanied by Ninder Johal of the Black Country LEP and Margaret Corneby CEO of the Black Country Chamber.

Ninder Johal said – “As a Board member of the BC LEP and VP of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, I am always on the look out for excellence in the Black Country.

The Vine Trust is a great example of such excellence. I was really impressed by its successful placement of young people with employers. I was equally impressed by the quality of the food served in its fantastic restaurant staffed by young people.

In the difficult economic climate with a disproportionately high unemployment rate amongst the youth, The Vine Trust is leading the way in combating this. I applaud all the great work being undertaken at the Vine Trust under the leadership of Kevin.”

John Longworth said “I enjoyed lunch at the Vine restaurant, I certainly thought the food presentation was of high standard, quality was good and the staff were attentive and professional without being intrusive striking the right balance for an enjoyable experience. The fit out of the restaurant is impressive

I was pleased to hear of the studio school, which I think is a great concept, and that there will be conference facilities”

For more information about the Walsall Social Enterprise Zone, and the new Studio School at the heart of it :contact Kevin Davis on 01922 621951 or website


Pictured L-R. John Longworth, Director General of the British Chamber of Commerce, Kevin Davis CEO of the Vine Trust Group and Chair of Governors Walsall Studio School and Ninder Johal of the Black Country LEP