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Our Patrons …

Hand in hand with local business leaders

Prosperous and expanding business communities such as ours are usually home to a number of established and very successful organisations.  In Nottinghamshire we are proud that so many have become Patron’s of the Chamber as a way of supporting their local area.

Geoffrey Hulse, Chamber Chief Executive said: ‘We see the Chamber Patrons Group as being a powerful force in influencing development across of the County and, through the Chamber, bringing to smaller businesses knowledge and skills that are vital to their future success”.

As well as offering their financial support, our patrons participate in many of the committees and councils which are working on local issues and lobbying for positive change in our area.

As a family owned retailer, Wilkinson is proud to support the work of the Chamber especially in relation to the regeneration of town centres and to ensure that these areas remain vibrant, safe and attractive places to shop.  Supporting the Chamber also gives us the opportunity to work alongside our colleagues from the high street and ensures we all have the same opportunities to contribute to the future success of the retail environment.”

Dave Jones, Wilkinson

“Westfield Broadmarsh has utilised the services of the Chamber on numerous occasions and found it to be a proactive organisation, intent on the support, enhancement and improvement of the profile of the business community within Nottingham. Westfield prides itself on its community involvement in the cities and towns where it has shopping centres and it is vitally important to have strong links with our fellow businesses in and around the city to better understand the environment in which we trade. Since becoming patrons we have been impressed with the level of networking opportunities, events programmes and information resources that are available for businesses across our city.”

Janine McDermott, Broadmarsh Centre Manager, Westfield Shoppingtowns

“Experian is delighted to be a Patron of the Nottinghamshire chamber of Commerce and to be actively supporting the local business community.” Annemarie Shillito, Head of Corporate Communications, Experian
Price Waterhouse

“It makes good sense for PwC to support the Chamber. Like the Chamber, we are passionate about supporting businesses in Nottinghamshire big or small to help them achieve their ambitions. We work very closely with well over a hundred companies in the county and have strong connections with the many and varied intermediary support networks locally including the banks and law firms. Becoming a patron of the Chamber has been a very positive way for us to become more involved in the local business community, not just by aligning ourselves with the great work the Chamber does, but also through exchanging valuable information and by giving our support in tangible ways too.”
Mike Gilbert, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Nottingham University

“The University of Nottingham has been involved in Chamber activities for some years since it believes that the Chamber provides an excellent means of interacting with businesses and enterprise in the City and the County. As a large business and employer itself, the University takes the view that it is important to provide support to the Chamber organisation which acts as the voice of business in the locality. The Chamber also helps the University’s business outreach agenda.”
Keith Jones, Registrar, University of Nottingham

“Working closely with businesses is vital in ensuring that our research at Nottingham Trent University remains relevant and that we deliver teaching that equips students to be at the leading-edge of professional practice. The Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry plays a crucial role in representing and supporting Nottinghamshire companies, and we are very pleased to be a patron.” Dr Jeremy A. E. Hague, Business and Regional Development Manager, Business, Innovation and Creation Unit, Nottingham Trent University

“As a leading economic partner to the city, NatWest are delighted to work in partnership with Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is an important provider of business services to the local economy and we welcome the opportunity to provide our banking experience to help their members grow their businesses and achieve their business ambitions.” Phil Bloxham, Director, Commercial Banking for NatWest in Nottingham