A Local Business Champion is a representative of any business in our area that wants to be part of a community, that drives activities for the benefit of the whole community, that wants to play a part in the success of our local economy, and are committed to working collectively to promote and drive the economy forward.
In anticipation of developments up to and after the Brexit transition period has ended, the Global Trade Champion initiative will provide participants with information and resources to continue to trade successfully.
The Chamber already provides access to export documentation and trade support at a local and national level - and being a Global Trade Champion will help to facilitate more trade in the coming months and years.
It is imperative at this time that we help facilitate vital conversations around the relevance and applicability of proposed interventions and strategies for our business community both locally and internationally, and encourage contribution to consultations on policy issues that support the development and delivery of activities in the local economy (i.e. planning, transport, funding, etc) as well as internationally. The initial focus will be recovery and rebuilding the economy.
From my perspective one of the most important points about this initiative is that it is fully inclusive. Recent times have shown the need for businesses to come together and build a different and more inclusive future for themselves, for the benefit of all. And this is something that needs to be encouraged.
As we continue to navigate unprecedented times, let’s stay informed, be inclusive and access the right information at the right time.
Being a Local Business Champion and / or a Global Trade Champion allows us to build proficiency and level-up our business community. Additionally, our Championing Business events will allow companies to come together and share experiences and expertise so that we can all work together to promote and drive the local economy forward.
I know that as a valued member of the Chamber you will also gain considerable benefits for yourself and your business by being an integral part of this new initiative. I will therefore be arranging for all our members to become a Local Business Champion and / or a Global Trade Champion although you will have the opportunity to opt out if required. You can access the details through our website
This will be separate to the excellent package of benefits you receive as a really valued member and which will continue to be developed and enhanced for our members only with exciting new initiatives in the pipeline.
Can I take this opportunity to thank you for your invaluable support during this challenging period for us all which is much appreciated by myself and all the team at the Chamber.
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