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Plan to create Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Central Suffolk


By Newsdesk Bury


Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is looking to boost business support across the county's centre through a new initiative.

On Monday (March 11), the organisation set the wheels in motion to create a Suffolk Chamber in Central Suffolk, which will also cover Babergh.

Group president Graham Abbey, who was at the launch event, said: “We have a number of members across this area and, hearing their feedback, felt now was the time to give them localised representation."

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (left to right) Stephen Britt, Cllr. Nick Gowrley, Catherine Johnson, Graham Abbey, Cllr. Gerard Brewster, Cllr. John Ward and Cllr. Simon Barrett
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (left to right) Stephen Britt, Cllr. Nick Gowrley, Catherine Johnson, Graham Abbey, Cllr. Gerard Brewster, Cllr. John Ward and Cllr. Simon Barrett

The Chamber lobbies on behalf of businesses and also offers representation and support. It is organised into a number of branches and there are already existing groups covering other geographical areas of the county.

Suffolk Chamber in Central Suffolk will work alongside the existing town chambers in Hadleigh, Stowmarket and Sudbury.

Mr Abbey said: "Suffolk Chamber in Central Suffolk will provide both day-to-day advantages to our members there and help build a longer-term understanding of their future needs with their local councils, MPs, the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and Suffolk County Council, to name a few key stakeholders.”

Mid Suffolk and Babergh district councils also added their support to the plan.

The organisation is set to officially launch this autumn once a business board and manifesto has been formally established.



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