Boardroom boost for Dorset Chamber

Dorset Chamber has boosted its board with the appointment of a new director from the third sector.

The business support organisation has welcomed YMCA Bournemouth chief executive Gareth Sherwood as it steps up representation for charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups.

He takes a seat as a non-executive director on the Dorset Chamber’s 11-strong board alongside leading figures from the county’s business community.

Ian Girling, Dorset Chamber chief executive, said: “A very warm welcome to Gareth.
“He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our already strong board of directors. As well as helping to steer the Dorset Chamber forward he will be able to represent the third sector and give key insights into its relationship with business.

“We have a dynamic and diverse board of directors who are all committed to the chamber’s mission to enable better lives through business.

“Business is a force for good, and Gareth’s appointment will further help us to drive the local economy with benefits for businesses, their employees and the wider Dorset community.”

Sherwood said: “It is humbling to be given this opportunity to serve Dorset with the Chamber.
“I will endeavour to help local businesses, charities and communities to thrive and be a force for good to all they reach.”

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