Founder of PrototypeMe, Brian Forster was voted in following the resignation of Jonathan Edgington, who is no longer based in the town. Working alongside a committee of local business people, Brian outlined his intention to reinvigorate the organisation, clarifying what local businesses want from the Chamber and re-establishing it with this in mind.
He commented “I aim to run the Crewkerne Area Business Chamber as a professional organisation, and rebuild it so it’s more constructive and supportive for businesses. Over the next few months we will undertake some research into what existing and potential members want from the Chamber, so we can then adapt our activities and grow with that in mind. We will also look into organising a range of interesting talks and networking events for businesses in and around Crewkerne.”
He confirmed that there will be six official Crewkerne Area Business Chamber meetings in 2016 – five Ordinary General Meetings, to be held on the third Wednesday of alternate months starting on 17th February 2016, plus the AGM which takes place in October 2016. These will be supplemented with a number of more social events to encourage business people in the area to hear from interesting speakers and get to know each other better.
Longer term, the Crewkerne Area Business Chamber aims to widen its audience and increase its membership base, becoming more involved with the broad range of businesses located in and around Crewkerne.