Chamber update

Having just got back from the Hereford Chamber Election Hustings night for the Herefordshire Council Elections, thanks and praise go out to Gary  Woodman who stepped in for me to Chair the event. Thanks also go out to the leaders of the local groups – Roger Philips Conservative, Terry James Liberal Democrate, Mark Hubbard Its Our County and Labour and […]

Still limited places available for the Herefordshire Hustings event tomorrow (Monday) night from 6-8.00pm at the Hereford College of Technology. We have the leaders from all the main parties contesting seats in the local elections including Roger Philips, Mark Hubbard and Terry James.  Contact Gary Woodman or call me if you are a Chamber Member / Member of the City […]

I thought it worthwhile sharing the message this week from the British Chambers of Commerce ahead of the Bank of England meeting to consider interest rates and the Chamber of Commerce annual conference: The UK economy has returned to positive growth, but  the recovery remains fragile as the increase in VAT and spending cuts begin to bite. That’s the conclusion […]

As other Chamber Presidents from Chambers of Commerce across the UK, I’m looking forward to next week and the BCC annual Conference this year at  Church House. The theme will be ‘Delivering a Year for Growth’ and will launch campaigns for 2011. With speakers George Osborne, Vince Cable, Ed Milliband and Eric Pickles.  See below and link for more: The […]

The Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Hereford Expo was a real success yesterday held at the Point 4 in Hereford.  the naked creative has supported the expo over recent years – in it’s first year we sponsored “the naked cafe” as a breakfast and lunch networking area. This year I was joined as President in opening the event by […]

We had a terrific session of the Hereford City Forum last night bringing businesses from across the city together with members of Herefordshire Council. I’ve chaired the Forum for around 18 months now and it did seem like groundhog day when discussing pay on exit parking and signage around the city but at least we have coach parking provision for […]