PROSPER MAGAZINE: DIGITAL EDITION
BUSINESS IS DONE BETTER TOGETHER
A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT
As I write, we hope that this will be the last month of lockdown restrictions and that, as a business community, we collectively breathe a huge sigh of relief as we resume working and operating in the way we were at the beginning of 2020.
Right now, I'm hearing a lot of business owners and Chamber members who still aren't exactly sure what that resumption will look like.
For some, it will mean a return for most of its employees who have now worked at home and for others it will be the start of a new hybrid way of working shaped by the pandemic and the end of the Brexit transition period.
For others still they might take a moment to pause and reflect that they have made it to the other side whilst others have not.
Whatever your experiences of the last 18 months and however it has moulded your thinking or operations, at the Chamber which has a track record spanning two centuries; we know the resilience and pragmatism of the Black Country have always found a way to shine through and bounce back.
Whether you are looking forward to a brave new world or find yourself gently wary of what the future holds, the Chamber continues to be a rallying flag around which businesses rally and can rely on to champion their voice.
CHAMBER NAMES ITS LATEST VICE PRESIDENT
The Black Country Chamber of Commerce has announced today that Sarah Moorhouse, Operations and Marketing Director of BCRS Business Loans, has become its new Vice President on the Chamber’s Board of Directors.
Sarah, one of the youngest business leaders to take on the VP role, takes over with immediate effect and will work alongside Chamber President Jude Thompson, currently in his own second year as President of the region’s leading business support organisation.
Sarah will take over the role of President later this year in November.
Sarah said, “I am thoroughly delighted and relish the opportunity to be the Vice President at an ambitious organisation that continues to do so much to support the growth and survival of Black Country businesses, along with the wider scope of helping to raise the profile of all the fantastic projects that the Chamber delivers on both a regional and national level.
“My fellow Board members and I all have positive ambitions for the Chamber moving forward, and in this role, as I have done previously as a NED.
“I will help support our fantastic leadership team in their delivery of the strategic objectives that support our members.”
Jude Thompson said, “I’m delighted by the elevation of Sarah to Vice President. All of our board members volunteer their time to the Chamber and, as leaders in their own fields, are all highly talented and respected individuals in the Black Country business community who work tirelessly to support the Chamber team on behalf of our members. This year has been a tough one for many firms and sectors and the Chamber has worked to ensure that the region is not left behind.”