Business leaders welcome new Chamber of Commerce leader

New President for the Moray Chamber of Commerce.

BUSINESS LEADERS IN Moray have this week welcomed a new President of the Moray Chamber of Commerce.

Carol Stewart’s appointed was approved at the AGM this week with Jim Johnston of Home Bakery Buckie taking up the role of vice-president.

Carol, the agriculture and business relationship manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland, takes over the role from Alistair Simpson from Buckie accountancy firm Ritsons – she had been vice-president of the Chamber for the last two years.

Carol has also previously been the president of the Rotary Club of Elgin and is currently their Health & Safety and Protection Officer.

At the AGM, Carol expressed her thanks to the Chamber staff past and present and advised she looks forward to working with Moray Chamber of Commerce which includes Moray Speyside Tourism and Developing the Young Workforce in Moray over the next three years.

She also encouraged all members to get in touch with the Chamber staff, council members or Board members on any Chamber matters and confirmed that her door is always open.

Mark Dunscombe from MJD Systems and Richard Main from Highland Office Equipment both stepped up to the Chamber council.

Sarah Medcraf, Chief Executive of Moray Chamber of Commerce said: “I would like to thank Ali for his hard work over the last few years and indeed since I started working at Moray Chamber of Commerce.

“His help and guidance has been invaluable. I, and the rest of the team, now welcome Carol and are excited to see how we can continue to strengthen the Chamber by working together with our partners and colleagues across Moray, for the benefit of our members.

“We are also delighted to see new faces on the Chamber council and I am sure that Mark & Richard will be great additions.”

Moray Chamber works to contribute positively to the Moray economy by representing its members’ interests, engaging with businesses of all types and lobbying locally and nationally to address business concerns.