Suffolk Chamber of Commerce joins forces with West Suffolk Council to support business growth
West Suffolk Council has entered into a strategic partnership with the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce with the aim of supporting business growth and economic development across the district.
This collaboration stands as a testament to the council’s priorities within its Strategic Plan: to increase opportunities for economic growth in its district.
At the heart of this partnership are several initiatives set to enhance local business growth and engagement, ranging from forums to campaigns. All with the aim of unlocking local business opportunities and solutions to challenges, fostering a collaborative environment for growth.
One of the key areas to be explored will see Suffolk Chamber of Commerce collaborating with Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce on a joint networking event aiming to forge robust business relationships spanning across West Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Other areas of focus include business exhibitions and forums to discuss how West Suffolk businesses can not only reduce their own carbon footprints but take advantage of the opportunities that these actions will bring, as well as looking at prospects that the local supply chains and future tech may offer.
Suffolk Chamber will champion West Suffolk in its lobbying role, with support for campaigns that reflect the shared priorities of Suffolk Chamber and the council, and are appropriate for the Chamber’s local business members. Campaigns will be distributed through various platforms, amplifying their reach and impact for the benefit of local businesses.
Cllr Indy Wijenayaka, Cabinet Member for Growth, West Suffolk Council said "This partnership is a testament to our commitment to being the location for business success. Together with Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, we are poised to ignite innovation, foster collaboration, and pave the way for growth opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs."
Amanda Ankin, Operations Director, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce said: “Through strategic initiatives, forums, and collaborative campaigns, we aim to unlock local business opportunities, address challenges, and create an environment conducive to growth. Suffolk Chamber will continue to champion West Suffolk in our lobbying role, amplifying the impact of campaigns for the benefit of our local business members. Together, we are poised to ignite innovation and create a thriving landscape for businesses and entrepreneurs in West Suffolk.”