Suffolk Chamber Council
Suffolk Chamber's representational role is core to supporting the business community. Suffolk Chamber, via its network of town Chambers, highly values its grass rooted nature of representational support to the local business communities, via its town Chamber network, and its County-wide and national advocacy role via its County Chamber framework.
With the changing landscape, austere times and governments (national and local) drive for a business to take a civic leadership role, Suffolk Chamber established a Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Council in 2011.
The Council meets four times a year and its aims are to:
- Discuss and inform policy priorities and identify and recommend to the Suffolk Chamber board specific campaigns for consideration
- Act as a sounding board to the Suffolk Chamber board on developing future strategies
- Receive presentations on pertinent issues
- Receive regular updates on local business communities’ concerns from town Chambers as well as Suffolk Chamber Committee Chairs
The Council is a cross County Chamber representational gathering and its future constituency is made up of:
- Suffolk Chamber's Vice President, Immediate Past President and Chief Executive
- Chair or nominated representative of the local affiliated Chambers (namely, Ipswich, Lowestoft & Waveney, Stowmarket & District, Haverhill & District and Newmarket & District)
- Chair or nominated representative of each of the Suffolk Chamber committees (including International Trade Chair, Economy Chair, ICT Chair and Suffolk Business Women Committee Chair)
- The Chair or nominated representative of non-affiliated town Chambers, specifically, Felixstowe, Sudbury, Hadleigh, Southwold and Bury St Edmunds