The Public



The Public was an inspirational building for inspiring organisations.


The Public was the ideal place for organisations looking for an inspirational and exciting place to work and was home to a number of different companies and likeminded industries to network and share creative ideas. Here is a list of previous tenants.


Sandwell Arts Trust

Sandwell Arts Trust managed and ran The Public. The Trust was committed to making The Public a creative place that delivered a strong arts, learning and community programme that raised aspirations and brought visitors to West Bromwich.


Sandwell Arts Enterprises

Sandwell Arts Enterprises was the trading arm of Sandwell Arts Trust. It ran the Pink Tank Café and provided catering for room hires and events at The Public and off site.


Black Country Touring

Black Country Touring brings some of the best professional touring theatre and dance from the UK and beyond to the local communities of the Black Country (the boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton).

For more information visit, email [email protected].


Breakthrough Marketing

Breakthrough Marketing provide solutions for communications including marketing, design, print, PR, events, web design, large format print and lots more.

For more information, please email: [email protected] or visit


Carving Careers

Carving Careers believe in supporting people to reach and maximise their full potential. They are a registered Community Interest Company, not for profit organisation who put your goals and ambitions first.

For more information, visit, call 07984 229889 or email [email protected]


Centre Spot

Centre Sport CIC is a creative social enterprise that uses Sports and Physical Activity to engage and build capacities of people, particularly young people. Centre Spot seeks to encourage the uptake of physical activity, and improve the physical wellbeing of communities.

For more information, visit



Changing our Lives

Changing Our Lives supports people with learning disabilities of all ages to speak up for their rights and take control of their lives.

We work with anyone with a disability. Although most of our work is based in Sandwell, our Quality of Life work and our Training Team operate right across the West Midlands.

For more information, visit, or email [email protected]


Digital Native Academy

Digital Native Academy is a digital media consultancy which prides itself on designing and delivering really great solutions for its clients by working with them to ensure that they are aware of the rapidly chnaging possibilities of digital technology.

For more information visit,


Eagle Design

For more information visit


Inquisitive Explorers

Femtino workshops are designed to be an interactive, fun and imaginative way of introducing new ideas and concepts to children or revising topics they have already covered in class. Children develop their team-work, leadership, communication and verbal skills, whilst also learning and having fun!

For more information, visit or email [email protected]


Learnplay Foundation

LearnPlay Foundation was established as a not for profit company with charitable & social objectives in early 2007 in order to continue and further develop the previous five year’s work pioneered by our founding directors in supporting engagement into education, personal & soft skills development & augmentation and community cohesion through carefully customised programmes using games and games based technologies.

For more information, visit



Multistory works with outstanding artists to make art with, for and about the people of Sandwell. Their projects reflect and celebrate everyday life from factories, pubs and clubs, people’s homes, gurdwaras and markets. They work with local residents, photographers, world-class artists, writers, documentary film-makers and many more.

For more information:


Open Minds

Open Minds provide business continuity and disaster recovery software to medium and large enterprises.

For more information, visit


OutroSlide Photography

OutroSlide Photography captures and creates high quality images for individuals and organisations, all over the West Midlands.

Whether it’s a celebration, a portrait, a documentary shoot, or a corporate shoot for a publication or website, we can get the images required.

For more information and to see the quality of our work, visit or email [email protected]


Payroll Services

Payroll Services provides flexible HMRC accredited outsourced payroll services, are tailored to meet customer needs perfectly, and provide a first class payroll service every time. Their clients operate in all sectors from Dentists, Solicitors, Engineering, Shops/Retail and Employment Agencies as well as a host of other sectors. They have been providing outsourced payroll services to SME’s for over 15 years, so have a wealth of experience and expertise, coupled with highly qualified staff who are on hand to answer any questions you may have and offer support when you need it.

For more information visit


Stage Electrics

Stage Electrics opened in 1979 as a group of people who were passionate about theatre lighting and sound equipment. Three decades on, we are now one of Europe's leading suppliers of stage lighting and sound equipment to the entertainment industry, holding over £13 million worth of hire equipment.

For more information, visit or call 0844 870 0077


Success Makers

Success Makers provide a confidential certified coaching and mentoring service to Individuals and groups who want help to change their lives through changing the way that they think.

For more information visit their blog at, or follow them on twitter @successmakersco



Telosophy exists to help the small medium enterprise win new business using proven, professional cold calling B2B strategies & techniques.  Their motto is “Jump in Empowerment” - helping clients to reach new and existing prospects that deserve attention. Whether you require appointment making, lead generation, database maintenance or in or outbound B2B calling, Telosophy can help you.


The Change Consortium

The Change Consortium are an energetic social enterprise developing effective, efficient sustainable and flexible products to increase working opportunities and services to the public, private and third sectors. We work with the very best experts in the region to bring together innovation, entrepreneurship and best practice to meet organisations needs.

For more information, visit, email [email protected]


The West Midlands Economic Forum

The West Midlands Economic Forum aims to improve understanding of the regional economy in a global context. We provide bespoke independent research, as well as offering a neutral venue for dialogue through an extensive programme of events for the business community. Drawing in a broad range of sectors, the West Midlands Economic Forum brings together an array of experts on the regional economy. These include policy makers (national, regional, European and global), representatives of financial institutions, manufacturers, economists, academics, and members of the voluntary sector.

For more information visit, or email [email protected].




In loving memory of The Public