Do you want to make business better in your local area?
Nominations are now open for dynamic, influential and forward thinking business people to join the Chambers’ Council and/or two Local Area Boards (Stafford and Staffordshire Moorlands). Council and Local Area Board Members represent their peers and are advocates for the Chambers and the private sector. They are elected by the Chambers’ membership. Together with the Chambers, they have the power to increase the prosperity of Staffordshire and the local community by forging outstanding connections and lobbying local authorities and the Government for a better business environment.
Council and Local Area Board members are expected to attend up to 6 meetings per year. Meetings usually last for around two hours and aim to discuss a range of business issues affecting Staffordshire. The meetings include a guest speaker on a topic relevant to the local area. This provides a great opportunity to increase local knowledge and to influence the local business landscape.
If you are employed by a business that is a member of Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce you are eligible for nomination. All nominees must be supported by two proposers. The proposer’s business must ideally be from the same locale as the nominee and a Chambers member. For example, if a nominee wishes to be nominated to join the Staffordshire Moorlands Local Area Board, the proposer’s business must also be located in the Staffordshire Moorlands. For more information, please see the proposer’s form:
10 September 2019 – Nominations open
09 October 2019 – Nominations close
14 October 2019 – If an election is needed, voting opens via Staffordshire Chambers’ website
22 October 2019 – Voting closes
24 October 2019 – Scrutiny committee meets to confirm votes
25 October 2019 – Candidates informed
Candidates will be ratified at the following Council and Local Area Board Annual General Meetings:
14 November 2019 – Staffordshire Moorlands Local Area Board AGM
18 November 2019 – Stafford Local Area Board AGM
27 November 2019 – Staffordshire Chambers AGM