Bury St Edmunds: Bid4Bury agrees Suffolk Chamber partnership

SUFFOLK Chamber of Commerce and the Bid4Bury Strategic Partnership have joined forces in what their leaders are calling a ‘major leap forward’.

Bid4Bury went live on April 1, 2010 with a focus on making a specific area of the town a priority for business development. This new venture with Suffolk Chamber of Commerce will mean members of Bid4Bury will have access to a host of first class business services.

“We are delighted to agree a formal partnership with Mark Cordell and his team,” said John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce at the launch of the partnership in Bury. “In spite of the challenging economic environment for business, it is an exciting time in Bury as businesses here are working harder than ever. This partnership will mean both Bid4Bury and the Chamber can draw on each other’s experience for the good of business in the town.”

Bid4Bury has a business plan with key priority areas that include the safety and security of Bury, protecting and improving the environment and the hosting of regular events.

“We’re delighted to be working with John and his team,” said Mark Cordell chief executive of Bid4Bury. “Suffolk Chamber brings a whole host of added value business opportunities to our members which they will welcome”

The new partnership means that business members of Bid4Bury will be able to access services provided by Suffolk Chamber which include lobbying of senior political decision makers in the county and on a national level, support for new start businesses and the high profile the Suffolk Chamber is able to garner as the key voice of business in the region.