Business partnerships

Partner with the Museum

Innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and manufacturing prowess made the Black Country ‘the workshop of the world’ and we’re keen to build relationships with today’s businesses too.

Whether you’re looking to entertain your clients, increase your brand awareness, host an event or simply treat your staff, there is a partnership package to suit you. 

Our most popular packages are shown below, but we can create a bespoke offer based on your individual needs.

More information: see our full terms & conditions. Bespoke packages are available. Please email [email protected] for further details. Prices exclude VAT at 20%.

coal

£1,250 +vat per annum

50 daytime admission tickets

Priority booking for special event tickets

One daytime venue hire including car parking*

Company logo on our website

iron

£3,000 +vat per annum

80 daytime admission tickets

20 special event tickets

Priority booking for special event tickets

One daytime venue hire including access to the museum or exclusive evening venue hire including car parking*

Invitations to networking events held at BCLM

Company logo on our website and on welcome boards in visitor entrance

brass

£5,500 +vat per annum

120 daytime admission tickets

40 special event tickets

Priority booking for special event tickets

One daytime venue hire including access to the museum or exclusive evening venue hire including car parking*

Invitations to networking events held at BCLM

Invitations to launch events for our BCLM: Forging Ahead development featuring a new 1940s-60s town and industrial area and new Visitor Centre

Company logo on our website, on welcome boards in visitor entrance and in our Annual Review

Current Business Partners

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Brass Partners

BLACK COUNTRY ALES

The Black Country Ales Brewery has been established through a genuine love of traditional ales. We brew our outstanding selection of beers using only the finest ingredients to the highest possible standards. Brewing started on the site around 1834 by Edward Guest, taken over by the Bradleys in 1870, and moth balled after WWII. Much of the original equipment is still in use, and we’re very proud to still be holding on to our connection to the brewers of yesterday.

ERA

ERA have over 185 years of manufacturing, design and innovation experience. They are a leader in the development and distribution of hardware and security solutions for the residential building and home improvement markets. 

ERA designed and manufactured its first lock in the West Midlands in 1838. The business moved to a world-class purpose-built 135,000 sq. ft headquarters at the prestigious i54 site in Wolverhampton in 2017, housing state-of-the-art manufacturing, R&D, product development, test, and training facilities.  

Higgs LLP

Higgs LLP has a long-standing history and commitment to exceptional relationships, legal expertise, reliability, and experience, defining the essence of who they are. People Driven. Legal Excellence.

 THE WEST BROM BUILDING SOCIETY

The West Brom is the UK’s seventh largest building society and is a leading provider of financial services. Proudly independent, we’re owned by and run for the benefit of our members. Since our foundation in 1849, our fundamental principles have been, and remain, to offer people the opportunity to buy their own homes and save for the future.

The Museum is planning to set the replica branch in 1949, our centenary year. This coincides with the story of the post-war boom in house building and will highlight the key role a local building society had to play in facilitating home ownership – just as we do today.

THOMAS DUDLEY LTD

Thomas Dudley Ltd is a 100 year old local manufacturing business making products out of cast iron and plastic for the construction, utility and general engineering sectors.

As an iron foundry, our history was cast in the industrial revolution and we support the BCLM though a sponsorship program and by providing historical parts for the exhibits.

IROn Partners

Cast Iron Welding Services 

Cast Iron Welding Services Ltd offer high-quality cast iron welding and restoration services.  Our team of specialists at Cast Iron Welding Services (CIWS) have over 75 years of experience serving customers nationally and internationally, we’ve built a reputation for excellence and expertise with this sometimes-challenging material.

When you choose CIWS for your cast iron restoration needs, you can trust that you’ll receive exceptional service, unparalleled expertise, and a permanent repair.

CKCA Limited

CKCA Limited is an accountancy firm that has Black Country and West Midlands roots dating back to 1884. We are the chartered accountants who really get to know our clients – often as partners for decades. By working closely with clients we build a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities coming their way. It means we offer proactive advice to help clients face the future with confidence.

IMI plc

IMI is a specialist engineering company that designs, manufactures and services highly engineered products that control the precise movement of fluids. IMI aims to deliver great solutions that tackle the most demanding challenges. IMI helps some of the world’s leading industrial companies operate their processes safely, sustainably, and more productively.

Midtherm Laser Ltd

Midtherm Laser has one of the largest available resources of flat-bed laser cutting in the UK and pride themselves on offering an efficient and professional service. 

Pallet-Track Ltd

Pallet-Track is a leading UK pallet network, comprising of over 90 Shareholder Members consistently delivering exceptional service all over the UK. Pallet-Track’s Hub, network infrastructure and proprietary technology facilitates seamless inter-Shareholder collaboration in the transportation of palletised freight.

Coal Partners

Andyfreight Ltd

Andyfreight carries products for many major national and international organisations, helping to ensure that supply chains have the stock they need to meet customer demand, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Bidfood

Bidfood is one of the leading foodservice suppliers in the UK. We are a national company, but pride ourselves on being local as well, based in Cannock and employ over 200 locally based people. 

clarkeprint

For 40 years Clarkeprint has been providing our clients with an added value service, through traditional and state-of-the-art printing methods striving for 100% customer satisfaction.

LORD COMBUSTION SERVICES

Lord Combustion Services Limited was formed in 1982 as a mechanical contractor specialising in service and commissioning of gas and oil fired equipment. Since then the company has diversified into all types of mechanical and electrical building services.

NANT LTD WATER SAFETY SPECIALISTS

Nant Ltd is the leading provider of water safety and legionella services in the UK. We are committed to providing exceptional customer service and to continuously improving and innovating our processes and technologies to provide our clients with the most effective and efficient solutions to their water safety concerns.

Royal Forest of Dean Freeminers’ Association

The Freeminers of the Forest of Dean are proud to support and continue the work carried out by George Price at Brook Shaft .At our own mines in the Forest of Dean we are proud to continue and maintain the tradition of Freemining. Mike Howell owner of Wallsend Freemine in the Forest of Dean.

The Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC) Wolverhampton

CSSC is a national membership organisation for civil servants and public sector workers and provides a huge range of sports, leisure and health benefits to its members and we are proud to support the Black Country Living Museum.

The Kaleidoscope Plus Group

The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, a West Midlands-based charity which helps thousands of people across the UK each year and offers a range of services for people struggling with their emotional health and wellbeing is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Established in 1973 in Sandwell as a charity originally affiliated to Mind, Kaleidoscope Plus Group have five decades of experience in providing mental health support to thousands of people across the UK.

The West Brom Building Society Social Club

The West Brom Social Club has been running over 20 years and we are very proud to offer a range of events, discounts and free days out to our 500 staff members.

 
Bennett Whitehouse Chartered Accountants

Bennett Whitehouse love nothing more than to build long lasting relationships with their clients, helping them to flourish financially. 

They recognise the heritage and uniqueness of the Black Country and are proud to partner with organisations celebrating this.