Billingshurst & Horsham Chamber of Commerce Chairman Chris Cooper welcomed everyone and opened the meeting by urging all members to get involved with The Horsham Year of Culture 2019. www.hdculture2019.co.uk
Chris believes the event will give a great boost to the District through its planned variety of events which will offer an opportunity for Chamber members to play a part in the year-long programme of activities.
Ross Le Jeune introduced this month’s three ‘One Minute Speakers’; a recently introduced part of the monthly meetings which gives members a chance to briefly outline their business and what makes it special.
This month John Wright spoke about his web design company, it’seeze Horsham. John focuses on making it easy for businesses to be able to edit and operate their websites by creating everything in ‘plain English and providing ongoing support to enable you to grow your business online. www.itseeze-horsham.co.uk
John was followed by Andy Neal talking about his personalised name badge company, ClubCards121. Andy produces ID and membership cards and badges that are unique to each business and individual. They can feature company branding, photos or any other detail your business or organisation needs.
Finally, Estate Agent Alex Harvey, who runs his agency with his wife Sarah, specialises in working closely with his clients to make each sale or purchase bespoke to each one of them. Alex has extensive local property knowledge that he has built up in over 20 years in the business.
Ana Christie – Chief Executive of the Sussex Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber was very pleased to welcome Ana Christie the Chief Executive of the Sussex Chamber of Commerce as the speaker.
Ana outlined the Sussex Chamber’s aims of supporting and developing the growth of the Sussex economy by promoting new business opportunities, increasing members’ skills and knowledge, unearthing export prospects and to have a voice at local and national levels.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is the national voice of local business. It has a network of 53 local Chambers of Commerce that serves many thousands of members nationally. As an affiliated member of the BCC you can gain access to a number of additional services to bring you support services and help save you money. For example, a saving of up to 67% can be made on AA business breakdown cover as well as health cover and international payments to name a few.
The Sussex Chamber’s Business Edge magazine prints 4000 hard copies and has a readership of over 16,000. In addition our Chamber can share updates on the Sussex Chambers Social Media pages.
The Sussex Chamber runs a number of training courses throughout the year on subjects to suit all. Courses including Leadership and Management, People and Team Management, Customer service and Presentation and Communication skills are all on offer. www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk