Bournemouth Chamber sets out promising year ahead

Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce has elected its executive team to lead it forward for the next year.

Bill Perkins was chosen to continue as President for another term, while Matt Maclean was officially elected as Vice-President at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Bill’s continued leadership promises to steer the Chamber through the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, building upon the solid foundation laid during his tenure.

Matt has a wealth of marketing experience and his appointment brings a dynamic perspective to the Chamber’s leadership team.

They were elected along with other Board members at the AGM before the Chamber’s annual President’s Dinner at the Cumberland Hotel on Bournemouth’s East Cliff.

Bill said: “I am honoured to continue serving as President of the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce.

“Together with our dedicated team of officers and directors, we will work tirelessly to support and promote the interests of our local business community.”

Bill added: “It was an incredibly positive AGM following by a superb President’s Dinner which set the tone perfectly for a promising year ahead.”

Also at the AGM, Tina Worthing was appointed as a Director, adding her expertise and vision to the Chamber’s board.

Her dedication to advancing the interests of Bournemouth’s business community makes her a valuable addition to the leadership roster.

Bill said: “While these changes at the AGM mark significant milestones for the Chamber, it’s important to note that all other officers will remain in their respective roles, ensuring continuity and stability in the Chamber’s operations.”

Continuing in their roles were Roger Smith as Past President, Julia Young and Simone Ippolito as Directors, Kate Neal as Business Development Executive and Lorraine Exley as Secretary

The AGM and President’s Dinner served as a platform for networking, collaboration, and celebration, highlighting the unity and resilience of Bournemouth’s vibrant business ecosystem.  Guests included Dorset Chamber Chief Executive Ian Girling and Dorset Chamber President Tony Brown.
The Chamber’s next networking events are Lunch & Learn on April 11, BH Banter on April 17 and BH Breakfast on May 8.

Visit  to find out more about the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce (BCTC), its networking opportunities and to see pictures from the AGM.

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