Council vows to act after Chamber closure

Mar 06, 2013


Executives are to speak with the British Chambers of Commerce to clarify how Chamber services will be delivered in North Bucks after Milton Keynes & North Bucks Chamber’s sudden closure last week.
Neighbouring Chambers in Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Thames Valley are already working with businesses to provide the support services they need.
The council is to take on the running of the formerly Chamber-run Enterprise MK units at Kiln Farm as a first step.
Council leader Cllr Andrew Geary (pictured) said: “The council will be taking quick action to ensure that the businesses trading from the Enterprise MK units in Kiln Farm, which the Chamber managed, are able to continue trading as usual despite this change.”
He added: “Milton Keynes has a strong and growing economy, with a particularly high number of business start-ups.
“We will be speaking with the British Chamber of Commerce to understand how it intends to support Milton Keynes in the future.  In the meantime the Council has well-established links with the local business community, and in partnership with them we will be doing all we can to help.”
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