Emma Watts, AFT Management (Chair)
Steve Barrett, Hurst Warne
Natasha Clement-Jones, Freestyle IT
Sue Foster, Medena
Mike Fricker, Qinetiq
Liz Marsden, Princes Mead Shopping
Mel McCrum, Wheelers Law
Karen Morris, Farnborough College of Technology
Tim Neale, Kirk Rice
Chris Richardson, NatWest
Tracey Shrimpton, Fleet BID
Amy Summers, Hart District Council
Debbie Whitcombe, Rushmoor Borough Council
Monday 8th July 2019 at 9.30am to 10.30am – Venue to be confirmed
Monday 9th September 2019 at 9.30am to 10.30am – Venue to be confirmed. This will also be the Business Strategy Group Annual General Meeting
Monday 14th October 2019 at 9.30am to 10.30am – Venue to be confirmed
Monday 11th November 2019 at 9.30am to 10.30am – Venue to be confirmed
Monday 9th December 2019 at 9.30am to 10.30am – Venue to be confirmed
Mark Baulch, Head of Policy & Representation
Tel: 01256 338476
To meet monthly or bi-monthly to discuss business issues and agree items for actions.
Meeting to take place with no less than 50% of the Committee membership present as a quorum.
To receive presentations from organisations, companies, and stakeholders on developments, projects and initiatives that require support or action of the Committee – which should include active engagement and information exchange with local planning authorities, local authorities and city council(s), if furtherance of the Chamber’s aim of ensuring that the voice of business is heard in local decisions
To proactively engage with the local media and to ensure that items of business significance are identified, reviewed and commented on by the Chamber in the local area – thereby reinforcing the importance of Chamber membership to local businesses
To review the area membership base (joiners, leavers, membership type) and to seek to engage with Hampshire Chamber initiatives to grow the membership on a sustainable basis – including engagement with the Membership Manager to design and implement membership campaigns that are appropriate for the local business community
To reinforce channels of communication with existing members (including events) and to demonstrate the value of the Chamber for local businesses, thereby contributing to improved retention
To discuss key items of local, regional and national significance including policy and representation; and agree actions including formal Committee responses.
To represent the views of the Chamber via appropriate board/committee membership of other local business organisations, ie. Business Improvement District, LEPs
To receive, via the Chair, briefings on key matters discussed and considered by the Hampshire Chamber Board, thereby ensuring an understanding of the direction and focus of the Chamber in the region
To receive brief reports on Chamber events, membership and governance that requires a Committee viewpoint.
To ensure that a “local plan” is agreed within the Committee to identify key areas of annual focus for the Area Committee – including measurable targets for achievement
To endeavour to ensure the Committee is representative of all business sectors.
To call an Annual Meeting, appointing a Chair and Vice Chair and appoint any other positions deemed appropriate.