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Chairman's Message

16th February 2012

Hello on 8th of February at the AGM I was elected as the Chair of the Chamber.

Firstly I would like to thank our previous Chair, Salena, for the work on the initiatives that she did to modernise the Chamber and look after the local business community over the last 2 years.

Our aims for the coming year are to move forward to form a Town Team to implement ideas drawn from The Portas Review* of the High Street and other sources. We can announce that Chris Edwards of Edwards Newsagents has agreed to lead the team.

In addition there is a lack of support for Businesses in General especially following the demise of Business Link and other government funding. We intend to put in place as much support as we can for local business from local sources. We intend to establish monthly clinics where Chamber members can come and discuss for an hour, say, an issue free of charge with Chamber Members such as Accountants, Lawyers, Consultants, Tax Specialists, Web designers and other local service providers - the Chamber Members supporting the Chamber Members.

We will trial such things as monthly clubs for sharing of knowledge and mutual problem solving.

We will be gathering more ideas in the future at our next Business Breakfast Forum on 24th February, and subsequently. If you would like to offer ideas or want to contribute to clinics do not hesitate to contact us.

We are here to help you and we hope you can help other members.

* http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/business-sectors/docs/p/11-1434-portas-review-future-of-high-streets

Norman Wilson

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