New chamber of commerce launches

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A new chamber of commerce and industry is being formed in Helston.

Local business owner and town councillor Gareth Looker believes that businesses in the area need to have their voices heard in the future development of the town and believes a chamber of commerce is the ideal vehicle to communicate their hopes and aspirations.

He said: “It’s been several years since Helston last had a forum where local businesses could compare notes on what is affecting them. The new chamber of commerce will help businesses work together to achieve success for the good of themselves and the town.

“Having spoken with several business owners and managers in Helston I believe the time is right to establish a new chamber of commerce that can help make our business community stronger.”

Some of the activities planned for the new Helston Chamber of Commerce and Industry include exchanging ideas with other businesses in Helston to develop post-Covid growth strategies where the chamber will facilitate learning from businesses in the immediate locality, but also on the bigger regional and national stage.

Looker added: “I’d like to encourage all types of businesses from our industrial estates as well as retailers to join the chamber. The resulting cross-fertilisation of ideas will add some energy to boost Helston’s image as a great place to work.”

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