AGM at John Lewis

Once again our thanks to Chris Hooper and his team at John Lewis for hosting our AGM, and sponsoring the wine and food. Greatly appreciated by the Chamber and its members. It helps make us all feel part of the community. Which is important.

All Exec Comittee members  were reappointed. Nick Brown, Carl French, Paul Shadbolt and Craig Harrison. My thanks for all their support during the year.

We talked about the importance of working in Partnerships, to play to each others strengths, to get things done. These included work with Lloyds Bank to help scale large SME’s, work with Barclays to build local networking, and work with Land Securities in the Galleria on community engagement.

Our work with helping local businesses to be more Visible and Build their Reputations continues with our e Publishing Group, helping to build media stories for communications purposes and bulding those into a book.

Our Export Drive continues with Peter Jenkin of Partners in Export


Peter has just come back from Latvia, where he helped clients find 20 new export opportunities.

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Also Jonathan Harradine spoke about the emerging opportunities for marketing in a Brexit World.


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We also looked at the state of the economy, and discussed ways of reducing the National debt, hence a concentration on marketing and exports.


If you would like a copy of the powerpoint slides or the Agenda and supporting information

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