Chamber Council is responsible for defining and directing the policy and representations that the Chamber makes.
Chaired by the President, 30 elected members and around 10 co-opted members meet on a quarterly basis to discuss issues affecting all Chamber members and the sub-region as a whole. The Council is elected by the members at the AGM.
Agendas are sent out to Council members one week prior to each meeting.
As well as chairing the Chamber’s meetings, the chairman of each area council attends events and can speak to the media on behalf of members.
The Chamber's President chairs Chamber Council meetings.
The Chamber’s area meetings are a vital part of what we do. They enable members to raise issues affecting their businesses and directly influence key decision-makers in the local community.
Meetings are chaired by an elected Chamber member and held quarterly in five areas: Hull, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, Goole and Bridlington.
Each meeting has its own agenda, drawn up according to the interests of members in that area, and is addressed by a guest speaker who has a direct influence on issues facing local businesses. Speakers cover a wide range of interests and issues over the course of a year.
Meetings in Bridlington and Goole are open to all members, but because of the size of the Chamber’s membership in Hull, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, representative Area Councils operate in those areas.
To find out more about the Chamber’s area meetings, or if you are interested in attending, contact Ian Kelly or Sam Dennison on 01482 324976.
Area Council Meetings
The Chamber holds bi-monthly or quarterly meetings in five areas: Hull, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, Goole and Bridlington.
These meetings address issues affecting members in these areas and guest speakers include portfolio holders from the local councils, representatives of Government agencies, MPs, police commanders and the Bank of England’s regional agent.
At each meeting, members give an update on how their businesses are fairing during our State of Trade round table discussion, providing an enlightening insight into the local economy.
Hull Area Council
The Chamber holds bi-monthly policy meetings in Hull, addressing issues affecting members in and around the City.
The Chamber's Hull Area Council Chairman is Phil Ascough, of Ascough Associates.
North East Lincolnshire
Chamber members in North East Lincolnshire are ably looked after by Anne Tate and Marilyn Waud in our Northern Lincolnshire office, in addition to our central office in Hull.
The Chamber's North East Lincolnshire Council Chairman is Kevin Hopper of Forrester Boyd.
Anne Tate and Marilyn Waud also look after our Members in our Northern Lincolnshire office, in addition to our central office in Hull.
The Chamber’s North Lincolnshire Area Council Chairman is Rob Bradley of Johnstone Insurance Brokers.
The Chamber holds quarterly policy meetings in Bridlington through the Bridlington Chamber, addressing issues affecting members in the town.
The Bridlington Chamber’s Chairman is Neil Watson, of Archomai Ltd.
The Chamber holds quarterly policy meetings in Goole, addressing issues affecting members in the Goole and Howden areas.
The Chamber’s Chairman for Goole Members is Joseph Richardson, of Jos. Richardson & Son Ltd.