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Burnham-on-Crouch Chamber of Commerce grows in strength as Adele Bovingdon takes the helm as Chairman.

Published on Thursday, 21st September 2017

The latest very successful Burnham-on-Crouch Chamber of Commerce event took place on 13 September 2017, 7.30pm-9pm at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham-on-Crouch.

This was the third event since the Chamber’s relaunch in April and focused on funding for business. It included an exhibition of funding organisations and guest speeches from Lisa Ricketts from LOCASE and Pete Robinson from Supreme Driver Training Ltd talking about free Eco Driver Training for Businesses. The event was open to members and non-members alike.

 

Adele Bovingdon, the new Chairman said “With over 60 attendees it was another very successful event with a number of people commenting on what a 'buzz' the night had, including Annie Reid the Commodore at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club and member of the Burnham-on-Crouch Chamber of Commerce.  We also had further attendees join the Chamber of Commerce on or after the event and we would encourage other businesses to become members so that they can start enjoying the benefits.”

 

Cllr Henry Bass, Chairman of Maldon District Council who attended the event said “This event was an excellent opportunity, to find out more about the extensive range of funding currently available to businesses in the District, including ways of becoming more eco-friendly. Joining the Chamber is also an excellent way of promoting your business and increasing your supply chain.”

The next event will be in January 2018, focusing on skills and particularly apprenticeships.

 

Prior to this, the Chamber's focus will be on the upcoming visit from the ‘Small Business Saturday’ tour bus. The tour bus will be in Butt Lane Car Park, Maldon on 16th November between 10am and 2pm. Small Business Saturday is a national initiative which takes place every year on the first Saturday of December. Its aim is to encourage the public to shop locally for goods and services.

 

Some of the Chamber’s members are providing free business advice on the bus and asking businesses in the Maldon District to consider submitting an initiative, such as a discount, a free gift or other incentive, that would encourage customers to buy goods or services from them. These will then be advertised for free in a booklet that will be distributed both on the bus and via other outlets.

 

To become a member of the Burnham-on-Crouch Chamber of Commerce email secretary@business4burnham.org.uk and to submit your initiatives for Small Business Saturday please email heidi.turnbull@maldon.gvov.uk.