Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce are being relegated to the annals of history.
At an extraordinary general meeting today, a quorum of members agreed to change the registered name of the regional Chambers of Commerce for the three counties to the single formal name of East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire).
But it won’t make any difference to how the organisation is seen by the outside world. Since shortly after the merger between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce and Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce in December 2013, the Chamber has traded under the East Midlands Chamber branding.
At the EGM, held at this year’s Love Business expo, it was agreed to formally change the corporate name to East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire).
Scott Knowles, Chief Executive at the Chamber, said: “This is a paper exercise but one that formalises our registered name at Companies House as that under which we’ve been trading for the past few years.
“It’s a positive move but one that won’t change how we’re seen by the outside world as we’ll continue to be East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire). But the formal name change will simplify the Chamber group structure, our internal processes and mean that we have the one name that unites everything we do across the three counties we represent.”
“With the recent move of our office from Commerce Centre, Canal Wharf, Chesterfield, to Commerce House, Millennium Way, Dunston Road, Chesterfield, and the need to register that change with Companies House, it seemed sensible to ratify the corporate name now so that it could be registered at the same time.”
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