THE South Wales Chamber of Commerce held its annual general meeting (AGM) on Thursday October 8, reviewing the year and setting out their exciting future plans.
The virtual event, held exclusively for Chamber members and partners, was led by South Wales Chamber’s CEO Heather Anstey-Myers and President Paul Slevin along with the organisation’s Honorary Patron, Professor Carwyn Jones MS.
During the AGM, the Chamber revealed that it had supported nearly 100,000 Welsh employees in 2019/2020, with a 35% growth in new members and an increase in its industry expert partners. Over 2600 people participated in the Chamber’s 132 events and training courses while the organisation’s international arm also enjoyed success with 119 countries exported to, 14 inward trade missions and a 240% growth income in other international services.
The Chamber shared how they work to facilitate growth for Welsh business, both nationally and internationally, while ensuring that Governments support this through appropriate policy. By providing leading business solutions and offering relevant and valuable services, the organisation allows companies to grow sustainably, and set out further plans to build upon their current provision in the future.
Paul Slevin, President of South Wales Chamber of Commerce, said: “The AGM was a fantastic opportunity to share with our members and partners what the Chamber has achieved within the last year and highlight our continued commitment to providing Welsh businesses with valuable solutions, expertise and connections.
“With businesses facing ongoing challenges, such as the pandemic and getting ready for Brexit, we will proactively support businesses to ensure they have access to the relevant resources, market opportunities and network.”
For a summary of the AGM, please click here.