Can you support the Chamber’s Business Voice?

Fri, November 9th, 2018

Could you join our Business Policy Committee?

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce CIC is seeking proactive and passionate individuals to join a new sub-committee of its Board to help generate and represent the views of business members on specific issues.

The Chamber has represented the commercial interests of the business community of Liverpool since its inception in 1850 and continues to maintain this purpose to this day.

The establishment of the Business Policy committee will enhance the Chamber’s ability to access the views of businesses and provide a touchstone for the sentiment and requirements of members, both in the advocacy campaigns undertaken by the Chamber and in the business services it provides.

Committee members will be active members of the network but time commitments will be limited to four quarterly meetings every year. Members of the committee will provide a valuable liaison point between the Board of Directors – responsible for the oversight of the Chamber business – and the members and will actively engage with colleagues in their own sectors to generate awareness, participation and engagement with campaigns, issues and activity. Their role will be as an advisory function to the Board.

Alison Lobb, Managing Partner of Morecrofts Solicitors will Chair the group for the first year of operations to provide continuity from her position on the Chamber’s Members Council, which has been replaced by this sub-committee. Alison said: “The Chamber has a voice of credibility that we have an opportunity to strengthen with more active participation by member businesses in the development of genuinely demand-led activities. The Chamber belongs to the business community of Liverpool and this group will provide a way of further strengthening its role and remit by supporting the direction of strategy and advocacy work.”

Paul Cherpeau, CEO of the Chamber added: “The establishment of the sub-committee will be a great asset to support the Chamber’s operations. As we embark on a refreshing of our governance arrangements, we recognise the need for a diverse membership organisation to have appropriate representation to support its objectives for which the committee will contribute.

The Chamber engages with multiple stakeholders at a local, national and international level and the sub-committee will be responsible for ensuring the executive team have an additional mandate from our member companies to pursue specific policy initiatives and positions.”

The terms of reference for the policy committee are available here.

Expressions of interest can be made to Jon Cranston, Director of Finance and Secretary to the Board via email to policy@liverpoolchamber.org.uk. Applications will be confirmed by the Chamber’s governance committee. Interested individuals are requested to apply by Monday 26th November.

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