View from the Chamber
EACH new year brings a new dynamic to Lochaber Chamber of Commerce, with some new board members and saying goodbye to a few who have given their time and leadership.
In 2017, we are happy to welcome Peter MacFarlane, managing director of Nevis Range, and Matt Simpkinson, director of finance at West Highland College.
We look forward to working with these great individuals, who govern the organisation, uphold its mission and assist the Chamber in its work to represent its business members.
Peter and Matt join an energetic board chaired by Bruno Berardelli, managing director of Highland Wood Energy; assisted by Donald Hind, managing director of Corpach Boat Building Ltd; Johny Bell, a commercial lawyer with Twin Deer Law; Sine Davies, proprietor of the West Highland Hotel; Frazer Coupland, managing director of No Fuss Events; and Steve MacFarlane, proprietor of the Glenuig Inn. A colossal thank you to Iain Ferguson, of The Write Image, who retired from the Chamber board in October 2016 after many years’ voluntary service to the community.
Chamber directors provide leadership and campaign for a continued healthy business environment. They guide the strategic direction and lobby widely to influence changes to improve the economic performance of Lochaber.
And, finally, a bit of business: if, like the Chamber, you received a letter from the pensions regulator reminding you to set up an automatic enrolment pension for an August 1, 2017, starting date and would like advice or help, the Chamber is running two pension workshops.
To reserve a place, email Lesley Benfield, chief executive, at ceo@ lochaberchamber.co.uk.
Peter MacFarlane, left, and Matt Simpkinson joined the Chamber board.