Chiltern Chamber of Commerce
THE Chiltern Chamber of Commerce is the voice piece for businesses particularly those in Amersham and Chesham.
At the annual meeting chairman, Vee Bharakda of Wilkins Kennedy, as well as expanding on the Chamber’s achievements, gave a very clear message – consistency and engagement.
The meeting was also attended by the new mayor of Chesham Peter Hudson, who expressed has keenness to work with the chamber.
However the most exciting aspect to the meeting was the recognition of Vince Crompton – who recently became the first ever Honourary Freeman of Chesham.
Andy Garnett, vice chairman, was delighted to introduce Vince Crompton as worthy of one of Chiltern Chamber’s Special Recognition Awards for his achievements and selfless commitment to the communities of Chesham, highlighting his tireless work as Chairman of Chesham in Bloom since 2012, being a founder member of the Chesham Allotments Group and secretary for Chesham Horticultural Society, as well as his many other voluntary works which include donating and cooking Christmas lunch for the elderly and visiting and cooking for housebound older people across town.
Vince thanked the Chamber for the award, and also for our help at last year’s Christmas in Chesham evening in selling his Chesham in Bloom calendars. He was met with nothing but enthusiasm and support from the people of Chesham and mentioned the enormous help he had received from the young students at the Chiltern Skills and Enterprise Centre in planting a large wild flower garden in Lowndes Park.
He then took the opportunity to appeal to the Chamber, to say he would welcome the donation of more seats in Lowndes Park for elderly people to rest, and how wonderful it would be if this dream could become reality in time for this year’s Chesham in Bloom judging in the summer.