WLEP Applauds Chamber’s Success

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce’s recent success at the British Chambers of Commerce Annual Awards has been welcomed by Worcestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership.

The Chamber was awarded ‘Chamber of the Year’ at a ceremony held recently in London, where Nora Senior, President of the British Chambers of Commerce commented  that Hereford and Worcester stood out as a ‘shining light’.

Worcestershire LEP has a close working relationship with Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce.  The Chamber’s Chief Executive, Mike Ashton, sits on the LEP’s Business Board and Chairs its Tourism & Leisure Strategy Group.  Mr Ashton is also a member of the LEP’s National Profiling Strategy Group.

On hearing the news of the Chamber’s Award, Peter Pawsey, Executive Chair at Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership said: “We were extremely pleased to hear that Herefordshire & Worcestershire  Chamber had been recognised at the National Chamber Awards.  Our warm congratulations go to Mike and his team.  The Award recognises their hard work and dedication to providing a top-notch service to county businesses.

“As the deliverers of the Destination Worcestershire contract, the Chamber is a valuable partner of Worcestershire LEP.  Tourism and the Visitor Economy are important components of the LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan and we recognise the vital role that the industry plays in the county.”