An associate from a Shropshire accountancy firm is the new face at the helm of a leading county business organisation.
Keith Winter, from Dyke Yaxley Chartered Accountants, in Shrewsbury, is the new President of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise.
He has taken over the role from outgoing President John Clayton, and the new Vice-President is Peter Guy, from Shropshire Newspapers.
Keith said: “I am absolutely honoured to have been named as the new President and I’m looking forward to the challenges the role will bring.
“The tough financial climate has obviously been difficult for everyone in business but with an improving picture, we are now starting to see some real signs of progress in the right direction.
“Shropshire Chamber is a forward-thinking and thriving organisation with a growing membership, and we will be working hard to build on the strong foundations already in place to ensure the voice of business in this county is heard.
“I’d personally like to thank John Clayton for his contribution to the Chamber and for his dedication and commitment to the businesses in this area.”
Shropshire Chamber’s managing director, Richard Sheehan, said: “We’re delighted that Keith has agreed to be our new president, and we’re sure his knowledge and experience will prove invaluable in steering a course for the future.
“We believe it’s vital to encourage business people to share their skills to help benefit others, and I’m sure Keith’s input will be warmly welcomed by all our members.”
Richard said the Chamber had a mission – to ensure all its members benefit from a support and services package that improves their business and gives them a competitive edge.
This advantage is delivered by providing:
• Value added services that improve profitability
• Easing the burden of legislation on members
• Providing inter-trading and networking opportunities
• Championing the cause of local business at local, regional and national level
• Motivating member businesses to grow by the provision of support services to facilitate that growth