As you know Sefton Chamber of Commerce and Industry went into liquidation on 24th October 2013 and Liverpool Chamber of Commerce has acquired its assets. I am therefore pleased to let you know personally that we plan to relaunch Sefton Chamber of Commerce with an ambitious new programme of activity to drive forward local enterprise and business.
The new Sefton chamber will have a new board and a new member’s council, both made up of Sefton businesses, plus two full time staff and an office in Southport. I would be delighted to receive expressions of interest for the board positions and member’s council by email in the first instance.
We plan to transfer existing members of Sefton Chamber into the new legal entity and so we will be talking to you about this over the coming days. We also plan to contact lapsed members to encourage them to rejoin the new chamber of commerce.
The new Sefton Chamber of Commerce will be owned by Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Community Interest Company but will be operated as a semi-independent entity which benefits from Liverpool Chamber’s accreditation to the British Chamber of Commerce.
This approach brings together the combined strengths of two closely connected business communities – those in Liverpool and in Sefton – and will enable us to deliver a programme of activity which will benefit companies from across the city region.
Businesses in Southport and the wider Sefton area will be able to take advantage of a much wider range of member benefits and to plug-in to trading opportunities across the entire city region.
I am committed to maintaining a local chamber of commerce in Sefton so that the voice of Sefton businesses can be heard not only locally but in the wider city region. I passionately believe that the new Sefton Chamber of Commerce will play a key role in driving forward the area’s economic development.
I look forward to meeting you personally over the coming weeks as we put together the new programme for Sefton Chamber members. I would also be delighted for you to attend any of our current events at Liverpool Chamber, all you have to do is visit the website at www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk and use the online booking system.
It is exciting times for the new Sefton Chamber of Commerce and there is much work to do. I hope that we can count on your continuing support so that the new chamber can flourish and take advantage of many opportunities which are winging their way to us in 2014 and beyond.
Please do not hesitate to contact me directly either by email or on the telephone number below.
Chief Executive, Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce
Liverpool Chamber of Commerce
0151 227 1234