Chamber seeks new council members

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce is looking for people with experience across all sectors and industries to join its chamber council  in 2024.

The chamber council is a team of volunteers who represent chamber members and the wider Sheffield business community. They support the board and executives in shaping the future activities and policy of the Chamber.

The 30-strong council plays an active role in engaging with key stakeholders. Each member is expected to sit for a term of three years. Council meetings take place six times a year on a bi-monthly basis at different locations across the city, with other additional meetings and events throughout the year that Council members are invited to attend.

At times, these representatives will be called upon for their opinion, feedback, or comment as the voice of Sheffield’s business community.

The chamber is also looking to expand its board with another a financially focussed non-executive director who is ACCA qualified (or equivalent). The non-executive director will also be a part of the board for a three-year term, attending six yearly board meetings, reviewing 12 board papers, and appearing at meetings where a NED presence is required.

Faaiza Ramji, Non-Executive Director of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, said, “This position is a real opportunity to be involved in an organisation that has huge aspirations for its team, membership, and the city region. You can be a part of its collaborative success.”

Louisa Harrison-Walker, Chief Executive of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, said, “Chamber board and Council play a pivotal role in helping us lead the way in making Sheffield the best place for business in the UK.

“As a community of people who have generously chosen to give their time to make the city a better place to live and work, their efforts ensure that Sheffield Chamber continues to represent the needs of businesses in our region.

“By encouraging new members to join our council or our board, we can ensure that we continue to diversify our experiences, learn new things from each other, and ensure our activities are up to date with the needs of Sheffield businesses, not just for the future, but right now.”

To find out more or apply for a role, visit the chamber’s website.