Closer working arrangements for Suffolk businesses

Closer working arrangements for Suffolk businesses

Two of Suffolk’s leading business bodies have agreed on a closer working arrangement to benefit their respective members and to help influence their campaigning and lobbying initiatives in east Suffolk.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and Felixstowe Chamber of Trade and Commerce have agreed a ‘linked to’ arrangement, aimed at better communicating each organisations work and allowing respective members the opportunity to attend networking events at member rates, enabling them to make valuable new connections.

The agreement allows both organisations to share ideas, policy initiatives, survey work, publicity and improve working relationships at all levels.

The two business bodies believe that working closely in partnership gives them a bigger, better and more credible voice in ensuring that government, MPs, councils, stakeholders and other bodies really appreciate and act to deliver the needs of this area.

Felixstowe chair, Roger Abbott explained “this bespoke ‘linked to’ agreement with Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is an exciting and timely development for our organisation. I look forward to seeing our members making the most of these extra resources and reaping the benefits from the innovative opportunities evolving in our area.”

John Dugmore, Suffolk Chamber Chief Executive added “although the county is generally a good place in which to run a business, there is a positive advantage in our two operations working more closely together and co-operating to share opportunities and to ensure that the voice of business is heard loudly and clearly on all the key issues that affect us.”

“The beauty of this bespoke and carefully crafted ‘linked to’ arrangement is that preserves the unique identity of both bodies, but offers tangible benefits to members of each in taking advantage of our respective offers and strengths.”

For more information visit the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce website.

Photo: Roger Abbott

Photo credit: Pat Stockley

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