A business development plan to expand the services of the Lanarkshire Chamber of Commerce has been outlined to members.
Details of the scheme were given by chief executive Neil Kennedy at networking lunch staged under the banner of Lanarkshire Business Week.
He said; “As a member of a Chamber of Commerce, your business is part of a worldwide movement that for centuries has promoted the interest of local groups of businesses to strengthen communities and drive economic growth.
“The Lanarkshire Chamber strives to promote networking forums/business clubs to help facilitate making contacts and provide services such a export documentation, training, mentor matching, learning opportunities and business support.
“It also provides a forum to contributing a collective business view to influencing decision-making that will affect the local business community.
“Our development continues with the establishment of sector-related groups in food and drink, leisure and tourism, manufacturing, science and technology, professional services and construction and infrastructure. We are also evolving an events programme with our monthly lunch and breakfast networking events and developing separate seminars for Exporting between British and overseas Chambers and procurement and supply chains.”