East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce welcomes four new members to their team

24 January 2023

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce are thrilled to announce the addition of four new members to their team, with Mark Greenhalgh joining as Training Business Development Manager, Jemma Chadwick as Marketing Executive, Stephen Lane as Membership Recruitment Executive and finally, Maisy Hargreaves as Low Carbon Energy & Environment Advisor Apprentice.

Mark Greenhalgh

Each are an exciting investment to the Training, Marketing, Membership and Low Carbon departments, in a pledge to strengthen the support, not only for our members but for the vision and future of the Chamber and its region.Mark joins the UK’s largest Business Training Chamber in a challenging and changing time for the business environment. He is ready to use his skillset proactively, by providing strategic training solutions for organisations to maximise the performance of their staff and ensure the continued success of CIPS and Business Training.

Christine Lambe, Business and Training Director said:

“The Chamber’s training portfolio has grown significantly over the last couple of years, and in wanting to develop our training offering even further we required a highly experienced dynamic Training Business Development Manager.

“Welcome Mark Greenhalgh, a perfect fit for our high performing Training & CIPS team, Mark is already making a big impact, and we are looking forward to developing our vision of a Chamber Training Academy together over the next 5 years.”

Jemma Chadwick

Jemma Chadwick also joins the Chamber as Marketing Executive, following the promotion of Evie Johnson to Marketing Manager.

With an MSc in Marketing Management and 7 years in the field, Jemma is ready to use her proficiency to endorse the value and importance of new and existing members to the East Lancashire Chamber and support Evie in raising their profiles through effective and measurable communications across the region, alongside adding her wealth of skills to our commercial offering.

Evie said:

“On behalf of the whole Chamber Communications team, we’re excited to welcome Jemma and her skillset aboard as we grow our service offering in 2023.

“She joins the team bursting with creative and strategic ideas and has already displayed a driven enthusiasm that will provide solid support – not just to our team, but to our Chamber network and beyond. Make sure to look out for her at upcoming events very soon.”

Stephen Lane

Stephen Lane joins the Chamber in a new post which has been created to meet increased demand for membership.  With a strong pedigree in B2B sales, Stephen is tasked with ensuring many more East Lancashire businesses can access the multiple benefits of Chamber membership to protect, connect and promote their organisations and influence local Lancashire and national Government policy.

Membership Manager, Sarah Dean, said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Stephen to the Membership Team and I am very excited about the support we can deliver to even more East Lancashire businesses in 2023 through the creation of this position.”

The Chamber Low Carbon Team welcome Maisy Hargreaves as our apprentice Chamber Low Carbon Energy & Environment Advisor. Maisy will work alongside the Team on the Low Carbon programme as well as working on the Chamber’s own Net Zero and Sustainability programmes.

Stephen Sykes, Director of Sustainability at the Chamber, says:

“We have gone down the apprenticeship route as an opportunity to “grow our own” and give a local young person an opportunity to get a good start in their sustainability career gaining hands on practical experience as part of a professional team, gaining the theory along the way, as going down the University route does not suit everyone”.

Maisy says:

“I’m excited to join the chamber as I think it will be a huge learning opportunity and new experience being in a professional working office. I am also looking forward to seeing where this apprenticeship will take me in the future.”

Following the exciting recruitments, Chief Executive for East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce Miranda Barker said:

“It’s wonderful to see the arrival of our new extremely enthusiastic members of staff, growing our offer across so many departments and enhancing our high quality offer for our members and all of our business customers. Welcome!”

The new members would love to connect with as many of you as possible to better understand the Chamber audience. You can find their profiles here: Mark Greenhalgh / Jemma Chadwick / Stephen Lane  / Maisy Hargreaves

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