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Purpose Media becomes Chamber strategic partner

Chamber Chief Executive Scott Knowles and Purpose Media Marketing Director Katrina StarkiePurpose Media has become a Strategic Partner to the Chamber.

With offices in South Normanton, Derbyshire, the full-service marketing agency delivers website development, ecommerce, design, video, digital and PR services to firms across the East Midlands and beyond.

It has been established since 2009 and now has over 400 clients, ranging from SMEs to enterprises with offices around the world, covering a wide variety of industry sectors.

Its clients include the British Chambers of Commerce, Derby County Football Club, Middlesex County Cricket Club, American refrigeration manufacturer True and global aerospace supplier Pattonair.

Chamber Strategic Partners are chosen from among its patrons to collaborate on specific policy matters. Chamber patrons include organisations which want to take an influential and prominent role in the local business community and share the values that drive the Chamber forward.

Scott Knowles, Chamber Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted to welcome Purpose Media as our latest Strategic Partner. Our Strategic Partners influence delivery of our policy and how we lobby Government and other opinion formers. They are drawn from among our patrons, which are themselves a powerful force in shaping policy to drive economic growth and develop and equip smaller businesses with the knowledge and skills that are vital to their future.

“Purpose Media will bring to the Chamber skills and expertise to complement those of the other patrons to evolve something which is, together, greater than the sum of its parts.”

Matt Wheatcroft, Purpose Media’s Managing Director, said: “As a long-standing patron of East Midlands Chamber, we are pleased to be extending our support by becoming a Strategic Partner, which will give us the opportunity to use our expertise in online marketing and ecommerce to help influence the digital agenda across the region.

“We work with many clients, big and small, across the East Midlands and beyond, helping them to use technology and marketing to deliver memorable experiences to their customers.

“In an increasingly interconnected digital global marketplace, a strong online presence is more important than ever to businesses. We understand that and look forward to working with the Chamber, its members and the wider business community to fully exploit all of the opportunities that online trading brings.”

The Chamber has 15 strategic partners and 23 patrons, including DHL Express, East Midlands Airport, The Money Shop and Wilko.