The local chapter, covering Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Mildenhall and Newmarket, of the county’s largest and most active business organisation, has launched its latest manifesto.
Suffolk Chamber in West Suffolk is one of four “place areas” within the countywide structure operated by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.
Chaired by Steve Elsom of Number 4 Consulting, Suffolk Chamber in West Suffolk launched its local manifesto under the headings of infrastructure, people and trade which are the same as those in Suffolk Chamber’s overall manifesto.
“Our manifesto is a localised interpretation of Suffolk Chamber’s commitments within the context of the specific challenges and opportunities facing our members and the wider business community in the area covered by West Suffolk Council. They are ambitious, but with the campaigning firepower at our disposal and the excellent relationships we enjoy with key stakeholders, including councillors, council staff, MPs and others, I believe they are achievable.”
West Suffolk campaign objectives include improving East:West rail links, addressing A14 junction bottlenecks, encouraging local businesses to be better ready for procurement opportunities arising from construction projects at West Suffolk Hospital and RAF Lakenheath and working with training providers to ensure that local businesses have long-term access to the skills they need to grow.
John Dugmore, Suffolk Chamber’s chief executive, added: “Suffolk Chamber in West Suffolk is the newest of our local chapters and thanks to Steve Elsom’s dynamism in pulling together a new board and this manifesto, it is really well-equipped to represent the best interests of the area’s business communities for years to come.”
The Suffolk Chamber in West Suffolk manifesto can be viewed at:https://www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/west-suffolk/manifesto/