Alderney Chamber of Commerce
Historical Note: A Chamber of Commerce operated in Alderney until June 1940.
The present Chamber was constituted at a public meeting held in the Catholic Hall on Monday 10th April 1961. The Members of the Council elected at this meeting met for the first time on Monday 17th April 1961.
Members of the Council are elected at the 58th Annual General Meeting which in 2019 was held on Wednesday 30 May in the Georgian House Orangery.
They meet once a month to discuss a variety of issues and agree on the necessary actions to be taken. Members are invited to submit any items to be added to this agenda and will subsequently receive a precis of that Council Meeting.
As and when appropriate, the Council will call upon the Chamber’s relevant Working Parties to investigate further or to take the necessary action with the full approval of the Council.
The Council for this year comprises:
|Andrew Eggleston||President (14th consecutive term)|
|Ann Hodgson||Joint Vice President|
|Nigel Lawrence||Joint Vice President|
|Ilona Soane-Sands||Marketing & Website|
Re-elected as President for the 14th consecutive year, Andrew Eggleston commented on the increasingly positive relationship Chamber enjoys with both our States Members and the Civil Service.
“We now have representation on four States committees and groups. With membership of Chamber now approaching 140 businesses representing well over 500 residents, we are delighted to have this input directly into our government. Chamber continues to act as one voice aiming for a more vibrant economy that will in turn create a more sustainable and positive future for all.
We wish to open our Chamber even wider and encourage younger people to join and understand more fully the workings of the island and all that it can offer. Social media will play a great part in this.
Everyone present was adamant that there must be a positive and fast conclusion to our poor air transport structure that continues to adversely affect all of us, and that a direct route to Jersey was paramount for both economic and social reasons.”
- Copies of the President’s Report 2018 and Minutes of the 2018 AGM can be viewed here
- Important items discussed at the monthly Council meeting are also published on the News Bulletin page and e-mailed to our members who will also be invited to submit their comments on any proposed items to be discussed by the Council.
For more information about the Chamber of Commerce Working Parties – click here