The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Board of Directors.
The appointments follow the evolution of the Chamber’s commitment to create and maximise opportunities for members as part of its three year growth plan.The new board will focus specifically on the local areas of; Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield.
Brian Stahelin, Chamber Chairman, commenting on the new board said: “The new Board is made up of individuals from Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield who have a wide range of experience, together with the enthusiasm and determination to develop the Chamber for the benefit of our members”.
Brian Stahelin, Managing Director of Stafflex and former Chamber president will now serve as Chamber Chairman with Gareth Hunt, Managing Director of Copiserv as Vice-Chair. Brian and Gareth are joined by; Vicky Atkinson, Director of Riley & Co; Gareth Davies, Managing Director of Kirklees Stadium Development Ltd; Edward Jennings, Business Development, Manrochem Limited and Owner/Director of Pension Boost Limited; Andy Turner, Managing Partner of First Choice Recruitment and Tim Welton, Partner of Williams & Co.
The Chamber have decided to get back to basics by creating three local sub boards; one for each area (Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield) which will feed into the main board. The re-emphasis on “local” will encourage increased membership, dialogue and trading, whilst also supporting local issues affecting members in each area.
Anybody wishing to be involved with the sub boards should contact the Chamber for further information via firstname.lastname@example.org.
I confess, I have elected not to join the Chamber. However I think it is really very good indeed to get "back to basics" in Chambers of Commerce. Indeed I was in a meeting with colleagues just the other days where we speculated on the practises of many Chambers of Commerce a few years ago as either acquisitive or in providing services that took their eye off the ball. So I would say back to basics seems very right.