People make successful businesses. Sheffield Chamber is no different. We can have all the ambition in the world – but without the right people we are going nowhere fast
At Sheffield Chamber we are lucky to have a passionate and dedicated team who know the organisation and its members inside out.
Some have been at the Chamber for years, quietly honing their skills and developing strong and lasting relationships with businesses across the city.
Some joined us in relatively junior positions and have gone on to take on more and more responsibility.
Right now, the Chamber’s operations manager, Jenna Selwood – who joined as an apprentice ten years ago – is managing our contribution to the government’s £2bn Kickstart programme brilliantly well. She has gone from benefiting from an apprenticeship to playing a leading role in the Sheffield Partnership for Jobs and Skills, which is coordinating more than 194 vacancies in organisations across Sheffield.
Others across the Chamber team are making equally important contributions as we look to build the strongest Chamber of Commerce in the UK.
The strength of the Chamber’s existing team, particularly over the last 12 months, has provided the organisation with a platform for further growth. That is why this spring, we’re not only enjoying the easing of restrictions, but the Chamber is also welcoming new colleagues.
First up are two new account managers, whose primary responsibilities are to support members on a day-to-day basis. Jake Wilson and Paige Millington joined in
February 2021 and have already directly supported more than 100 businesses.
Welcoming new colleagues while working from home brings challenges, but Jake and Paige have brought boatloads of energy, enthusiasm, and ideas. With their new colleagues – Lorna, Will and Sam in the Chamber’s membership team – they are welcoming more and more businesses into our community of members.
Next up. Who can forget? Brexit. The last few months have been hugely busy for the Chamber’s trade team in the International Trade Centre. Whether supporting businesses experienced in exporting, but who are grappling with mountains of paperwork, or helping new companies to reach overseas markets – Sheffield Chamber
has been at the forefront of efforts to make sense of Brexit.
The Chamber team now support more than 470 businesses and we remain the only Chamber in the UK to be accredited as an Authorised Economic Operator – a mark of the Chamber’s expertise and excellence in international trade. With this success and growth comes the need to scale-up, which is why the Chamber was delighted to recently welcome Rachael Page as an international trade facilitator.
With the challenges and opportunities surrounding every business, no-one can afford to stand still. Sheffield Chamber is investing in the future to lead the way in our city becoming the best place in the UK to do business.
Contact the Chamber Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0114 201 8888.