Dear Members and Readers,
We are back! After a little break over the summer, the Chamber is now back in full gear and with new colleagues too.
New DUCC Colleagues
I am pleased to welcome Deanne Lintorn, Events Manager. Her role is mainly events management focusing on the 3rd of the Chamber's key offerings - Events.
We have over the last couple of years seen an increasing interest from members who would like to take the lead arranging groupings within the membership, to exchange knowledge within particular industry or job functions. A great example of that has been with the Premier Membership - The Advisory Board's Human Capital and Organisational Development gatherings for Senior Leadership focusing on HR and Strategy. A new group is currently being initiated around food. With Deanne in place, we can now also support these kinds of initiatives a lot more effectively and we want to encourage more events like this, as they provide a great business focus for our members.
I am also pleased to welcome Simon Lundby Pedersen, who took over the role as intern with a primary focus on the Chamber's 2nd key offering - Profiling.
Profiling of the membership is an important role we wish to put more emphasis on. We are in a unique position in having a platform where membership companies can introduce themselves to an international business network. Using the Chamber's web and Social Media websites, Simon helps to push your messages out to the membership and a wider international audience.
To see how you can make the most of your membership with this offering, please consult our interactive document here, designed to help you swiftly maximise your company profile and brands via the Chamber. Interactive document
Personally, I will of course still very much be involved across the board, but will increasingly look to make the connections you need - the Chamber's primary key offering - Connections.
The biggest event for the 2nd half of the years is of course the Annual Christmas Lunch, and with over 60 confirmed we aim to make it a good afternoon again at The Banking Hall.
We are actively looking for companies who would like to sponsor the event this year - up to 2 Official Event Partners, and 3-4 Supporting Partners. Why not use this unique platform to promote your company and brand(s)? For a modest contribution, your brand will be in front of an international audience of business leaders and well-known companies - last year we had over 200 attendees. Do contact Deanne or me to find out how you and your company can get involved.
We are also looking for donors for the "Pakkelej" and the Raffle – a fantastic way to place your company products and the sooner you commit the more time we have to tell members about it through the Chamber's digital outlets.
Our founding belief is that our Chamber is a 'Forening' - a Danish word that best translates as 'Association' or 'Fellowship', meaning we are member-driven. The more you put in, the more you'll get out.
We are back and I welcome members to get in touch, and anyone who could be interested in becoming member - Join here.
Gunnar P Larsen
Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce Ltd
55 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9SR
+44 (0)20 7259 6795
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