Somerset Chamber of Commerce has appointed Alistair Tudor as its Head of Chamber Services.
The new position, which has been created to further develop the Chamber’s offering, will oversee the membership, events and marketing functions of the organisation.
Alistair will already be familiar to many Somerset Chamber members as he has been working as the Chamber’s Membership Sales Manager for the past year. Prior to that, he worked in the recruitment industry for 18 years and he has run his own business within the commercial shipping sector.
In his new role, Alistair’s initial focuses will be on improving engagement and support for Chamber members through events, communication and representation, as well as increasing the membership base overall.
Speaking about his appointment, Alistair said, “These are exciting times for Somerset Chamber of Commerce and I’m delighted to have been offered the role of Head of Chamber Services. The new role will mean moving from focusing purely on membership sales to overseeing Chamber services as a whole, and I’m looking forward to working even more closely with the talented team here on our offering to members and their businesses.
“The last year has seen significant changes within the organisation and we’ll continue developing an informative and enjoyable events programme, as well as providing our members with relevant and timely news from the region. These activities are at the core of what the Chamber does and we are always looking for new ways to help companies connect, influence their political environment and develop their staff and business.
“We have ambitious plans to grow our membership further and to do so it’s critical that we stay relevant and valuable to the business community, attracting more businesses to an already vibrant regional Chamber.”
Somerset Chamber’s Chief Executive, Dale Edwards, added, “Alistair’s promotion is part of the planned strategic development of the Chamber, which follows recent promotions and additions to the team. Creating a strong senior management team is core to growing the Chamber, adding value for our members, and achieving the objectives set out in the Manifesto published earlier this year. I am confident that Alistair will succeed in enhancing the Chamber Services offering.”