Home > Dorset Chamber News > Chambers Unite For Town Conference

Chambers Unite For Town Conference

Posted on: 11/05/2018

Business leaders debated issues facing firms in Dorset when they attended a Town Chambers Conference near Dorchester.

Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry held the event at Kingston Maurward College with subjects including the Government’s industrial strategy and new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules.

It was the second conference of its kind to unite chambers from across the county following from a successful inaugural event last September.

Special guest Ronan Quigley, who is executive director of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), gave an overview of lobbying activity and work at a national level.

Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling said: “The Chamber movement goes from strength to strength in Dorset and it is important to keep the momentum going.

“By sharing best practice, giving advice and support, discussing key issues and presenting a united front we can promote the best interests of business, help drive the local economy and fight Dorset’s corner at a national level.

“My thanks to Ronan for an invaluable insight into the BCC’s work as well as all of the other speakers and enthusiastic delegates who made the conference such a success.”

Other speakers at the event included Dorset Chamber president Paul Tansey, Sarah Eades of event sponsor A-One Insurance Group and Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership programme manager Rob Dunford who gave an overview of the government’s industrial strategy.

Martin Hamilton, a strategic director of the Dorset Councils Partnership and Ian Girling led a debate about the key economic issues in the county.

There was also a presentation about GDPR and a best practice session.

The Dorset Chamber, which is Dorset’s leading business support organisation, invited all town chambers to the conference, including those who are members of its affiliation programme.

As the county’s voice of business, it is the only chamber in the county accredited to the British Chambers of Commerce.

The Dorset Chamber has also formed the Dorset Business Alliance with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the Institute of Directors (IoD) to tackle issues at a strategic level.




Did you know, Dorset Chamber Members can submit news free of charge?

Submit your news

Most popular reads

Become a member

Become a Dorset Member today

Find out how

Dorset Focus Magazine

Keep your finger on the pulse

Get the latest business news in one neat package with our Dorset Focus Magazine. Read Online here

Business Training

Free Training to help businesses across Dorset provided by Dorset Chamber members

Some training opportunities are open to non-members

Find out more

Business Partners