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Chamber Celebrates The Support Of Its Members

DNCC Chief Executive George Cowcher with President Ian Greenaway and David Rose of Rolls-Royce PLCDNCC President Ian Greenaway presented David Rose, Corporate Development Executive at Rolls-Royce PLC, with a special framed certificate to mark the company's 105 years as a Chamber member.

The presentation took place at the Chamber's 2013 President's Summer Reception, which was held so DNCC could thank its long-standing members for their continued support.

It took place at Colwick Hall Hotel near Nottingham.

As well as Rolls-Royce, more than 50 other Chamber members were presented with certificates to commemorate their continuous membership of DNCC - with some having racked up five years service and others staying in membership for more than 40 years.

Representatives from the Chamber board and around 80 member businesses attended the event, including representatives from companies such as Blackburn and Starling, GB Willbond Ltd, Eon, HSBC and Neil Shacklock Plumbing and Heating.

Of the companies reaching a milestone year of Chamber membership in 2013, nine have been in membership for more than 30 years, 10 have been in membership for more than 35 years, 12 have racked up 30+ years, 15 have been members for 25+ years, 32 for 20+ years, 48 for 15+ years, 101 for 10+ years and 118 for five years. You can see the full roll of honour by clicking here.

DNCC President Ian Greenaway said: "This event was really held to say a huge thank you from myself, on behalf of the Chamber and all of its staff, for the unstinting support our members have given us over the years. That support gives the Chamber the capacity and capability to develop its products and services, as well as work tirelessly on behalf of everyone here today and the wider business community in general

"Many of our members may not all be as big or well-known as Rolls Royce, but to the Chamber, each and every one is just as valuable. It’s only with sustained support, year in year out, through good times and bad, that the Chamber can remain stable and provide an increasing level of service that our members truly want and need across the board. DNCC is now the second largest Chamber in the UK, which is testament to the fantastic level of support it receives from its members.

"People talk a lot about social responsibility, but membership of the Chamber is a corporate responsibility which gives companies of all sizes the opportunity to give something back to their community. It makes businesses stronger, supports a sustainable economy, helps to preserve jobs and create employment opportunities for local people and enables businesses as a whole to clearly articulate to Government locally, nationally and even internationally what it is that they want and need to drive the economy forwards."

A slideshow of pictures from the celebration event can be viewed below: