Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in the running for two BCC awards

Members of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce team outside the chamber's offices at Felaw Maltings in I

Members of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce team outside the chamber's offices at Felaw Maltings in Ipswich. - Credit: Archant

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is among the nominees in two categories of the British Chambers of Commerce Awards, which are due to be announced at a ceremony in central London tonight.

The chamber is hoping to repeat its success at last year’s awards when it picked up the Campaign of the Year title for its successful opposition to the use of tolls to help fund improvements to the A14.

This year, Suffolk Chamber has been nominated in the Excellence in Membership Services and Chamber of the Year categories.

“We were delighted to win a prestigious national award last year for leading the national policy-changing No Toll Tax on Suffolk campaign.” said Sarah Howard, president of Suffolk Chamber.

“This year we are honoured to be recognised and nominated for two further awards which again is credit to the work of the chamber team and our partners across the county.”

The nomination for Excellence in Membership Services is based on the continued growth of the chamber’s membership and its developing service offer, It is now the seventh largest in the British Chambers network, and has the best member retention rate in the country.

The Chamber of the Year award which seeks to recognise a chamber that demonstrates vision, aspirations and excellence across all core areas.

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“We are a chamber that is modern and dynamic and being nominated for the Chamber of the Year is in itself a great achievement,” said John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.

“We have established ourselves as the ‘partner of choice’, a truly grassroots organisation with a local, regional, national and international voice. When we speak, our views and opinions matter and we thank the hard work of our members and our staff for making this happen.”