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Dr Nick Venning - photographer Marc Kirsten

Dr Nick Venning, who joined ART’s volunteer Board of directors last year, has been elected Chair. He will be supported by long-standing Board member and accountant Andeep Mangal as Deputy Chair.

Nick is a well-known local business professional with a keen interest in Third Sector affairs and has also recently been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for the West Midlands. His experience includes manufacturing, management consultancy and professional services as well as CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), community and social enterprise and charitable work.

Commenting on his appointment Nick says: “I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Board and with ART’s staff team to build on ART’s impressive record of success over the past 20 years. The immediate challenge is to explore new and sustainable funding streams to meet increasing demand for loans. I am delighted to confirm that ART has at least £7.5m to lend over the next three years – and we will be looking to grow from there.”

Dr Steve Walker, Chief Executive of ART says: “Nick’s experience and ethos fit perfectly with ART. We are indebted to him and the other eight Board members who offer their time and expertise to help us achieve our aims – to encourage enterprise and support jobs in the West Midlands.”

August 2, 2017 10:00 am

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