04 Dec 2017
Chief Executive, Kath Boullen and Deputy Chief Executive, Tracy Mawson were joined by Strategic Partners and Chamber Member businesses from St Helens, on a visit to the House of Commons and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) National Chamber Awards on Thursday (30th November).
The day began with a lunch with St Helens’ MPs Marie Rimmer and Conor McGinn, in the House of Commons to discuss the issues affecting St Helens businesses.
Topics discussed included, the impact of Brexit on the local economy; skills, recruitment and Apprenticeships; investment into infrastructure and the increasing importance of digital skills in the local job market.
Businesses were given the opportunity to meet with Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, to discuss national policy issues affecting business.
In the evening, delegates attended the BCC Chamber Business Awards, where St Helens Chamber Member Sandon Global Engraving Technology was named runner-up in the National Small Business of the Year category, having won the North West Regional Awards.
Introduced in the autumn, Strategic Partnerships are a new level of Chamber Membership designed to deliver personal knowledge and value for industry leaders and decision makers in St Helens.
The exclusive events programme is designed to provide business leaders with top level networking that will benefit them personally, including briefings on political developments, local and economic forecasts and emerging land and infrastructure investment which can aid growth plans.
If you are a senior business leader in St Helens and would welcome the opportunity to work more strategically with St Helens Chamber and attend future round table events, please contact Tracy Mawson, Deputy Chief Executive, at firstname.lastname@example.org.