Times may be tough but a the new chairman of a group which provides a voice for businesses in Bury St Edmunds is relishing the challenge.
The Bury St Edmunds Chamber of Commerce underwent a reshuffle at its annual meeting held late last month.
Financial controller Colin Knight has taken over the role of chairman from Andrew Denny, who becomes the chamber’s president.
Mr Knight works for Ashton KCJ – formed from the recent merger of the two legal practices of Ashton Graham and Kester Cunningham John.
“I am delighted and proud to take on the role of Chairman of the Bury Chamber of Commerce and I am looking forward to the challenges that may arise over the next couple of years,” he said.
The qualified chartered accountant has business experience in a variety of sectors including chemicals and engineering, retail, financial services, business travel agents and the legal profession.
He welcomed the appointment of Matthew Moss of accountants Ensors as Vice Chairman. Matthew is a MENTA board member and leads the Junior Chamber.
“I am confident that with the help of the Executive Committee, who, like myself, are all volunteers, we can contribute to Bury’s growth.
“I would encourage all local businesses to join the chamber and help secure its future so that in turn we can help support your own businesses,” said Mr Knight.