Media Release: Local Chamber receives national excellence award


RENFREWSHIREChamber today received another award, its second this year, by achieving the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) Chamber Excellence Model.

The BCC head of accreditation, Nigel Rudd, flew up from the Westminster HQ of BCC to present the local chamber with this significant achievement at its June networking lunch at the Glynhill in front of an audience of 50 members.

After presenting the accreditation certificate to Chamber company secretary, David Flint (partner with MacRoberts Solicitors, right in pic), Nigel commented: “How the Chamber has greatly improved over the last couple of years.

“Although smaller in comparison to some bigger Chambers, its ambition and services to its members – combined with the new team led by chief executive, Bob Davidson, and board led by president, Tom Johnston – set an excellent example, it really punches above its weight.:

Renfrewshire Chamber now has over 500 members having grown by 33 per cent in the last two years alone.

The Chamber is a business member organisation with members of all sizes and sectors.

Its networking events (100 in 2010) provide excellent opportunities to engage with local business and increase their profile.

The products and services offered, many of which are free or included in their membership, help businesses reduce their costs and increase their profits.

Bob continues: “We are here to help Renfrewshire grow and prosper and the many members that engage with the Chamber, attend our events and use our marketing channels, connections, products and services, get benefit that far outweighs the cost of membership that starts at only 35p a day.”

The Chamber will shortly be launching their annual business awards, ‘The ROCCOs’, which last year attracted 470 guests, presented 11 awards and raised £15,000 for local charities.

To find out more about Renfrewshire Chamber please visit


Notes to editor:

About Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce

Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce help Renfrewshire businesses of all sizes and sectors grow and prosper. We are a fully-accredited Chamber established in 1964 and based at Glasgow Airport. We have two local Chambers affiliated to us – Greenock and Helensburgh and across Renfrewshire represent 500 members / 30,000 employees.

We are a very active Chamber and ran 90 networking events in 2010, provided free business mentoring to 150 companies and processed over 11,000 export docs.

We operate the Glasgow Airport Business Centre and are proud to have the first Chamber iPhone app in Europe.

To read about how we can support your business and find links to follow us on all the main social media sites please visit / 0141 847 5450.

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