“Three of the best”

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, the county’s leading business organisation has announced three new chairs for a number of its local and issue-specific committees.

Paul Copsey has become the chair of Suffolk Chamber in Ipswich, Jennifer Cushion chair of Suffolk Chamber in Lowestoft & Waveney and Michelle Pollard takes over the helm at Suffolk Chamber’s Suffolk Business Women.

John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber welcomed the appointment of all three: “We are a grassroots business representation organisation and having the active leadership of local members is central to us delivering great services and support.

“Thank you to Jennifer, Michelle and Paul for stepping up and devoting their energies and time to these important roles. They are three of the best.”

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Jennifer Cushion, who is the managing director of Fern Communications which specialises in providing radio communications solutions to the energy sector said: “I am proud to have been elected Chair of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Lowestoft and Waveney. Waveney is not only a beautiful place to live, with an enviable, abundance of nature environments at our doorstep, it also offers vast array of business opportunities.“The year ahead will be challenging for many businesses, but hopefully entrepreneurial innovation with support from the Chamber of Commerce and our local authorities, will soon see business in Lowestoft and Waveney back on track.”

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Michelle Pollard, founder of Spider, an online recruitment service, added: “To be chair of Suffolk Business Women is an absolute privilege and I am genuinely following in the footstep of some great business people who I have admired for many years.  “I believe some of the initiatives that we have rolled out as part of our manifesto are ground-breaking and our Gender Equality Charter is the first in the country and one that is now being nationally recognised.”

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Paul Copsey, a consultant at Auditel which specialises in delivering ongoing cost management solutions to clients, explained his ambition for the county town: “Those of us who live or work in it, or engage with it professionally or socially know just how special it is, and how it can be even better still – and that’s my aim while Chair, to help make Ipswich more prosperous, more popular, and safer for all. “I’d ask any Suffolk Chamber members in the Ipswich area to come to our events, be they actual or online, and to approach us with any business related issues they feel we should be addressing on their behalf.”

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