Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is delighted to welcome three new Board Directors to its Board: Ramon Van de Velde from St Aubyn Estates; Andy Snapes from Ward Williams Associates and James Ferguson from X-Press Legal Services.
“Directors hold portfolios to provide both advice and support in relation to the Chamber’s internal operations, external representation and lobbying undertaken on behalf of the members and we are delighted to welcome these three with their breadth of experience and connections across businesses and sectors within Cornwall.” – Kim Conchie, Chief Executive of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce
The role of the Board is to determine the strategic vision of the Chamber, evaluating its performance, revenue and success within the business community.

Ramon, CEO of St Aubyn Estates has over 20 years of experience across a range of prominent industries in the south west. He said, “In these uncertain but also exciting times a strong voice of the business community through the Chamber is more important than ever, as is the excellent Chamber support for businesses. I am very much looking forward to joining the Board where I will hope to add value as the champion for Cornwall’s tourism, hospitality, visitor attraction and agri-food businesses especially.”

Andy Snapes, Senior Partner at Ward Williams Associates was selected for being a champion of the construction industry, as 50,000 much needed new homes will help to develop Cornwall in the coming years. He said, “I’m very excited to be part of the Chamber Board and the potential that gives to raise the profile of sustainable construction locally. Like most sectors, our challenge is to attract the brightest and best people for the future. The Chamber’s reach will enable me to spread that positive message to a wider audience.”

James Ferguson is a longstanding member of the Chamber Council and Director of X-Press Legal Services whose efficient conveyancing work assists primarily law firms. James said, “In these very interesting times it is key that micro and small businesses in Cornwall have the information and support they need to deal with whatever outcome Brexit delivers. Cornwall, in particular, has a high proportion of SME’s who rely on organisations like the Chamber to help them with legislation, documentation and business advice. I am looking forward to joining the board and helping support the Chamber and Cornish businesses to make sure our local economy thrives.”

Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit company which exists to make doing business in the Duchy easier. CEO of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, Kim Conchie said, “Directors hold portfolios to provide both advice and support in relation to the Chamber’s internal operations, external representation and lobbying undertaken on behalf of the members and we are delighted to welcome these three with their breadth of experience and connections across businesses and sectors within Cornwall.”



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