AFTER a raft of well wishes and celebrations to mark our second anniversary, we are now looking forward to our next occasion: Milton Keynes Chamber’s inaugural Annual Dinner.
We are delighted to be hosting the event on September 16 at the Mercure Parkside Hotel for our valued members and look forward to a night of celebration and review of our activities to date.
It is important that we are transparent to our members and keep them regularly updated of all that their Chamber is doing in the local business environment, and the benefits of being part of the wider British Chambers of Commerce accredited network.
The Annual Dinner gives us this opportunity, as well as the chance to publically thank our supporters and join together to acknowledge our accomplishments.
We are delighted to be hosting a very special guest on the night. Dr Adam Marshall, the executive director – policy and external affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce, will be our guest speaker.
Dr Marshall is well connected and well respected at the highest end of government, having represented the interests of accredited Chambers of Commerce and their business members in Whitehall, Westminster and Brussels for the past six years.
He is an eloquent speaker and will be an incredible asset to the night. We look forward to welcoming him to Milton Keynes and to our Chamber.
It is particularly apt for Dr Marshall to be our guest speaker, as Milton Keynes Chamber has recently employed a policy executive, Simon Dishman, who is already engaging with our members to learn more about the business environment here.
Formerly policy advisor at Doncaster Chamber, Simon was quick to identify Milton Keynes’ vibrant and prosperous retail and distribution sector that is pivotal to the growth of the region and a major source of employment for the area.
Importantly, Simon is also actively encouraging businesses to respond to consultations and survey requests, especially our Quarterly Economic Survey – the UK’s leading private sector business survey.
The more information we have about your business the better placed we are to represent your interests throughout the corridors of power.
The Chamber is here to help support and develop your business. This means making sure the conditions are right. It is our goal to represent your views to the people that matter, so whether you are burdened by excessive red tape or you have strong views about the economy, for example, we know who to speak to and how to deal with it for you.
This is one of the many great benefits of Chamber membership.