Dorset Chamber reaches out to new PM

Dorset Chamber – which has more than 700 members employing nearly 37,000 people – has urged new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to put business at the heart of his new Government.

Chief executive, Ian Girling has written to the Tory leader congratulating him and inviting the new PM to meet business leaders in the county.

“We expect to see business-friendly policies put in place to support growth and recognition of the valuable contribution business makes to the economy and society,” said Ian. “The Chamber has seen a slowdown at a national level, so hopefully the new Government will be able to kickstart the economy. I have written to the new Prime Minister, inviting him to visit the business community in Dorset to help him understand the concerns of business first hand.”

Dorset Chamber is the only chamber in Dorset accredited to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). As the county’s leading business support organisation, it has been helping firms concerned about Brexit.

“The BCC has been campaigning relentlessly for an orderly Brexit and at a local level we are offering support,” explained Ian. “Now more than ever business needs stability and clarity over Brexit, and that must come from our new Prime Minister. It has been a difficult time and Dorset firms have weathered the storm well, but we will carry on lobbying and representing them through the BCC to make sure their voice is heard.”

Dorset Chamber, celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, has a comprehensive portfolio of Brexit information on its website. It has also been holding Brexit focused events and workshops, including advice for exporters and importers.

Recently the Chamber launched its new Dorset Chamber Life Skills fund to help young people in care or recently out of care into the world of work. Visit the Chamber website at www.dorsetchamber.co.uk for Brexit support and more information.