A note from the Chairman of the Gillingham Chamber of Commerce
I could not be more honoured to continue to serve as the Chairman for the Gillingham Chamber of Commerce. We have an amazing committee of exceptional talent and experience who share the vision and desire to make Gillingham a great place to live, work and play.
During this Pandemic we have witnessed so many Businesses grind to a halt on the 24th March, for 10 weeks and longer they were and some still are, unable to trade due to the Government directive and advice. For many of our Businesses, had the Government and some generous Landlords not stepped in and offer financial assistance I am sure we would be looking at a totally different picture today.
However business life is starting to get back on to its feet, the High Street and Business Parks are springing back to life, hopefully with the help and support of our local residents, orders and turnover will be back on the rise very soon.
There are so many businesses, organisations and associations that have been doing the most amazing things in our community especially during this awful COVID Pandemic, turning their hands and skills to making Protective ware, Screens, Sanitisers Scrubs, Masks and signage to name just a few of the items supplied. Furloughed employees volunteering to help the community. All this incredible generosity from Gillingham residents has brought our community closer together.
The Chamber continually works to partner with and support those organisations already working to make our community stronger. The Chamber would like you as a partner in support of our mission and we would like to be a partner in support of your business interests. We have great support from our own Chamber Members, Accountants, Solicitors and Marketing Personal backed up by Dorset Chamber Of Commerce who can help and support your successful businesses, offering excellent links to many groups offering help and assistance. It is at the heart of all we can accomplish and by working together we are stronger and better positioned to grow and maintain a strong business community.
The Chamber is a key organisation in Dorset County that can provide opportunities for businesses to develop relationships, connect with community leaders and elected officials. We also provide an easy way to stay on top of issues that impact local businesses. The Chamber is well positioned to provide value to any individual or business who wants to be part of the solution.
Over the next few weeks, we shall endeavour to get our Chamber’s Networking evenings back onto its feet, inviting some guest speakers to join us, highly likely it will be via Zoom so watch this space for more information
It is my privilege to invite all, members, and future members, to learn more about the Chamber and reach out to get us all engaged.
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