Chamber Lead Delegation to Westminster


Led by Bondholder East Midlands Chamber, a delegation of senior business chiefs travelled down to Westminster to informally present MPs with the key operating priorities to enable regional businesses to invest and grow in the new economic landscape.

50 business leaders from across the region were in attendance, as the Chamber unveiled their 'Shaping a Great Future for the East Midlands: Leading Balanced and Sustainable Growth in a Post-Brexit Economy' report.

The eight page document set out key business priorities for Brexit negotiations. 

The delegation also discussed devolution, and the implications of the Autumn statement. 

Chris Hobson, East Midlands Chamber Director of Policy, said: "Getting the right messages into Westminster, and making sure our regional MPs are all attuned to the needs of the local business community will be vital to making sure that Britain prospers in a post-Brexit global economy.

"The delegation gave local businesses an opportunity to tell MPs what their expectations are as we overcome the uncertainties of the current economic climate."

The East Midlands Chamber has also recently scooped the Excellence in International Trade Award from the British Chambers of Commerce.

The award recognises the Chamber’s success in handling export documentation for clients, which accompanied goods valued at £529m.

Scott Knowles, Chief Executive at East Midlands Chamber, said: “I am delighted for the Chamber and particularly for the nine members of staff who make up our international trade team that we have won this award. It is due recognition of their expertise and hard work and and also recognition at the highest level of the portfolio of services we offer to members.
“Processing paperwork for shipments around the world is something that all our staff have to train for and be qualified to do and the fact that their expertise has been recognised with this award shows just how good they all are. I collected the award, but it is theirs, not mine.”