Members of North Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise have held one of their regular 'Meet the Chamber' breakfast events, joined by local MP, David Rutley.
At the well-attended meeting, which was kindly hosted by Ian and Stephanie Pinches, of Pinches Medical in Macclesfield, David updated members on the opportunities for companies arising from the ongoing initiatives to regenerate Macclesfield town centre, as well as the positive role that the local business community can play in taking forward these vital plans.
David also spoke further with the group on the positive progress that continues to be made in promoting the Cheshire Science Corridor, including the recent £20 million investment at Jodrell Bank, to develop its new ‘First Light’ heritage and discovery centre, to help inspire the next generation of scientists. £4 Million of the funding was unlocked in last year’s Autumn Budget. Representatives from local businesses then had the opportunity to ask David about a range of local and national issues affecting business.
On the day, David was also pleased to once again meet with the Chamber's Chief Executive, Sue Bowden, to discuss its ongoing and exciting work to attract yet more local companies to join this dynamic network of local businesses. Any local businesses interested in becoming a member of the Chamber can make enquiries either through its website (www.northcheshirechamber.co.uk/contact-us), or by telephoning 01625 665940.
Speaking after the meeting, David said, "It was great to once again have the opportunity to speak to local businesses about the real and positive economic potential in Macclesfield and north east Cheshire, and to see representatives from so many local firms present. It is clear that the Chamber continues to go from strength to strength, and I hope yet more local businesses will look into the benefits of being part of this exciting and growing organisation."