About us

We are the leading business membership organisation in Dundee & Angus and part of the worldwide long-established Chamber of Commerce brand. We have over 700 members who between them employ over 50,000 people. We work hard to help provide members with the business connections and opportunities they need to flourish.

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DYW

DYW

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Dundee and Angus is one of 21 regional DYW groups across Scotland. DACC works with DYW to help implement the Scottish Government DYW strategy, which aims to reduce youth unemployment and help young people get the right skills and experiences to move from education into employment.

We work in partnership to bring businesses and education closer together. This helps young people become more work ready through taking part in quality work-related activities, growing work-based learning like apprenticeships and collaborating on work- focused curriculum.

All DYW groups are industry-led, to respond to the needs of the local labour market and work with employers and education to help meet these. Their work helps young people, supports employers of all sizes to meet their workforce needs and ultimately helps grow the local economy.

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George R Donald Fund

George R Donald Fund

The George Donald Fund is the Chamber’s youth enterprise charity which began in 1965. The charity trustees, its members and the chamber team work to implement our benefactor’s vision and to achieve the following objectives:

Encourage proficiency in business studies in City of Dundee secondary schools
Raise awareness and understanding of enterprise and business as potential careers
Recognise and celebrate young people in secondary education who display outstanding capacity and passion for enterprise

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ChamberFORCE

ChamberFORCE

ChamberFORCE is a partnership programme between selected Chambers of Commerce and local Army, Navy and RAF units, designed to bring tangible business benefits to Chamber members. Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce has already pledged its support by signing the Armed Forces Covenant and has also been awarded Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award.

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Circular Tayside

Circular Tayside

Businesses in Dundee and Angus are enjoying the benefits of the circular economy with the continuation of a partnership support programme. ‘Circular Tayside’ is a joint initiative being delivered by Zero Waste Scotland, Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce and Perthshire Chamber of Commerce.

Circular Tayside aims to help local businesses in the transition towards a circular economy and offers access to Zero Waste Scotland support that includes free workshops,  business consultancy and grant funding. With the carefully tailored range of support, we can help businesses at every stage, from idea generation, to market analysis and funding for project development.

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Dundee Loves Local

Dundee Loves Local

Dundee Loves Local has been created to help support local people to buy from local businesses. Dundee Loves Local is here to help businesses in our community to take online orders, and to offer food, drinks and other products for Collection or Delivery.

Local businesses including shops, pubs, restaurants, bars, and independent drinks merchants play a key role in their communities by safely providing food and drink, gifts, household goods and other products to families who may be self-isolating, fostering community spirit, keeping morale high and supporting local jobs.

Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce, Dundee City Council, and key private sector providers, supported by Scotland's Towns Partnership, have teamed up to offer this service to drive purchases and footfall across many sectors who need our support. From food & drink businesses, to bars, restaurants, cafes, shops and attractions, every Dundee business has something to offer and buying local helps sustain local jobs.

Having a thriving city where you can buy what you need, enjoy local experiences and feel part of the community is what makes a place special. And local businesses often source their goods locally too, helping to reduce everyone’s carbon footprint.

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Buy Angus

Buy Angus

Angus boasts a diverse range of specialist retailers and businesses. It is more important than ever to support local suppliers of products and services.

Buy Angus is a collaboration between Angus Council & Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce, supported by Scotland's Towns Partnership.

The online directory of local businesses is available to help shoppers find the products they are looking for wherever they are. We also have a business showcase, highlighting a number of businesses providing seasonal produce and staging events.

Please remember to support our local businesses and #BuyAngus.

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Kickstart Scheme

Kickstart Scheme

The Government Kickstart scheme closes on 17 December 2021 at noon, 'read more' to find out how your business can benefit from the opportunity before it closes. 

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Young Person's Guarantee

Young Person's Guarantee

We're proud to commit to the Young Person’s Guarantee and join employers across Scotland in creating opportunities for young people. The Young Person’s Guarantee is a joint commitment to provide opportunities for all 16-24 year olds in Scotland through jobs, apprenticeships, further and higher education, training programmes and volunteering.

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Meet the Team

Amber Farquhar

International Trade Team Leader

Amber joined the chamber on 1st March 2021 and is part of the international team focussed on the e-learning services. Prior to joining the team, Amber attended university where she studied Business Management at Abertay University and graduated in June 2020. In her free time Amber likes gaming, travelling, and spending time with her friends.

Alison Henderson

CEO

Alison is proud to have led the team at the Chamber since 1st November 2014. Alison is Chair of the Tay Cities Enterprise Forum, Co-Chair of the Dundee Inclusive Economic Growth Strategic Leadership Group and represents business on the Angus Community Planning Partnership Board: championing business & employment opportunities across the region. She is passionate about business & the local community and works with partners on many projects to ensure that business voice is heard and represented. Outside of work, Alison is a wife, mother, an avid reader and loves to walk along our many local beaches!

Grace Sellarajah

Business Administrator

Grace joined the Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce team in June 2020 as part of her Foundation Apprenticeship and is now working with the Chamber as a Business Administrator. Grace completed her Foundation Apprenticeship and started university in September 2021. Grace has a keen interest in business and is looking forward to furthering her knowledge while at uni.

Lynsey Christie

Accounts Officer

Lynsey Christie joined the team in January 2020 to work across the membership services in a support role and to deliver book-keeping services for the Chamber. She has worked in a variety of roles since leaving college including running her own business selling high quality wooden toys. She has also held positions within Dundee City Council and Rentokil as a Pest Control Officer. In her spare time Lynsey enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors enjoying the countryside. 

Simone Steele

International Trade Officer

Simone Steele joined the Chamber of Commerce on 12th February 2021 with the International Trade team as a Modern Apprentice. She finished her HNC Business Administration and IT with Dundee and Angus College back in June 2021, and has also finished her Modern Apprenticship in August 2022. She is now our International Trade Officer and is enjoyin learing all the in's and out's of international trade weither it be export documentation or customs.

James Burns

Systems Administrator

James started at the Chamber of Commerce as an Admin Assistant on the 10th of January 2022 and since then has taken on the role of Systems Administrator. James is excited to work as part of the Chamber team while developing his admin skills, and gaining valuable work experience. In his free time, James enjoys competitive gaming, listening to live music, and spending quality time with his friends and family.

 

Heather Whyte

Events Executive

Heather joined the Chamber in October 2023 as an Events Executive, having spent the previous 5 years in a similar role at Hotel du Vin in St Andrews. When she finished high school in 2017, Heather moved to Ghana to volunteer in a Basic School for 7 months, which gave her an interesting insight into a very different way of living. Outside of work, Heather’s favourite thing to do is bake. She watches The Great British Bake Off religiously, taking inspiration for her next bake!

Board

Fiona Morrison

Director

Fiona has held the position of Deputy Chief Executive with Hillcrest for 7 years.  In her role as Deputy she has responsibility for delivering the “front-line” strategies with responsibility for the Development, Housing Management and Maintenance functions for the parent company in Hillcrest, Hillcrest Homes.  

Her role also involves overseeing the work of two of Hillcrest Homes’ subsidiary companies, Hillcrest Maintenance and Hillcrest Enterprises.

With the Deputy Chief Executive position comes the role of Company Secretary for the 4 main companies within the organisation, plus a trustee and secretary of the Hillcrest Foundation.

Fiona has a background in Housing Management and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.  She joined Hillcrest in 2003 as Director of Customer Services, and became Director of Housing in 2005 before taking up the Deputy Chief Executive role. 

Dr Abi Abubaker

Director

As Head of College and Vice Chancellor of Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education Abi remains committed to the furtherance of the College's vision,  mission and objectives to become a leading institution of higher education at the national and international levels. Born in Benghazi, Libya, Abi completed all his further and higher education in Scotland gaining an HND in Mechanical Engineering (Bell College of Technology), BA (Hons) in  Information Management, MSc in Mechatronics and Project Management (Abertay University), and PhD in Construction Management at the University of Dundee.

Abi joined the Al-Maktoum College when it was first opened back in 2001 and has played a significant role in the development of the College as a recognised centre of learning. Initially appointed as Director of Operations, his responsibilities included general administration, financial management, student administration and estates management. He joined the College’s Board of Directors in 2008 and has e

Lorraine Lemon

Director

Lorraine specialises in managing and leading strategic direction and commercial operations and is Head of Business and Operations at Dundee Science Centre. Lorraine has extensive knowledge and experience of managing this charitable and commercial business that delivers a diverse offering from being both a tourist attraction and supplier of STEM career pathways initiatives. She builds strong successful partnerships across academia and industry supporting a positive impact not only at the individual and local levels but also nationally and beyond especially via the sustainable economy, climate change and innovation.

Manny Baber

Director

Manny Baber is General Manager of Hotel Indigo & the Staybridge Suites in Dundee. Manny has over 25 years of experience in hospitality including 12 years at senior operational level with Hilton Hotels. Originally from Glasgow, his career has taken him to remote parts of Scotland, various cities in the UK and a short spell in the Middle East finally settling in Dundee. As a Hotel General Manager he specialises in identifying opportunities for commercial success for the business and the Dundee’s growing hospitality sector as a whole. He is passionate about people development and is committed to developing a workforce for the future of Dundee.

Graham Parker

Treasurer

Graham works as Client Director at Condie & Co Accountants. Having qualified with ACCA in 2013, he specialises in client management and business growth.

Working with clients over a wide range of sectors he assists small and medium size businesses reach their potential through digital transformation

He particularly enjoys working with start ups and guiding them on their new business journey.

Graham is also a Trustee of Skilz Academy, a charity promoting sport and wellbeing in young people, and the Chair of the ACCA Tayside & North Fife Panel. He enjoys helping Accounting students with their future careers.

Kyle Moir

Director

Kyle specialises in commercial property law and is a Partner at Thorntons Law LLP.  Kyle’s wide ranging experience includes development site acquisition and disposal, funding and securities, investment property acquisition and sale, portfolio acquisition and disposal, commercial leasing.

Kyle's clients include local businesses, healthcare providers, governmental agencies, high street names, financers and major PLCs. As such he has extensive experience in advising a wide range of businesses across all sectors. This experience and close contact with clients has provided him with an excellent insight of the current challenges in the business community.

Dan Cargill

Director

Dan is Managing Director at Revolve Communications. Revolve aim to make their customers’ lives easier by improving their experience of mobile technology.

With a client base across the UK, Dan is passionate about building strong relationships and providing high levels of customer service. He has developed Revolve’s offering since joining the organisation by adding a Device Management Support arm and creating partnerships with international networks AT&T and Magenta Telekom.

Having experience of both being a member and working within the Chamber team, Dan hopes to use this to support future decision making and develop what is already a fantastic Chamber.

Lynne Sturrock

Director

Lynne is an experienced Associate at Thorntons and has exclusively practised in the field of family law since she qualified.

She deals with a wide range of family law matters and regularly represents clients at Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland. Those matters include separation and divorce, Adoption, contact disputes involving children, cohabitee claims and financial division of assets. Lynne deals with complex and high value financial cases and has also had a wide range of experience in dealing with Children’s Panels and grounds of referral appeals to the Sheriff Court. 

Lynne has been appointed by the Court as a Child Welfare Reporter.  She has tutored on the family law elective module for the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Dundee for the three years.  In addition, Lynne volunteers to give legal advice to the charity Shared Parenting Scotland (formerly known as Families Need Fathers).   

Campbell Archibald

Director

Investor. Chairman. Strategic operator. Business consultant and Distillery owner. Supporting business owners to achieve their goals through strategic investment, support and growth expertise.

With over 22 years of experience in growing and then selling Alba Power, I am now using that experience and expertise in a number of diverse industries. In hospitality as an investor and chairperson of CAM Ventures. In distilling as owner at the ridiculously good fun Angus Alchemy and in procurement as chairperson at Critica Group. Additionally my philanthropic juices flow with several supporting roles including The Circle.

I am also available as a business consultant, sharing my expertise in business growth, international trade and business strategy development and implement.

Kelly Fairweather

Vice President

Kelly Fairweather is a Dundee-based serial entrepreneur who has been running businesses across Scotland since she was 17. She owns The Selkie, a popular eatery in Dundee, as well as At Your Service, a housekeeping and concierge service.

Kelly also opened Sox in the City Laundrette in 2022. With the opening of The Ferry Selkie in 2023, she will employ over 50 Living Wage staff in the city.

Kelly has a degree in Management and Psychology from the University of Dundee and provides ad-hoc business consultancy support to organizations across the UK. When not working, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her eight children and husband.

 

Gill Simpson

Director

Gill leads on Marketing and Communications for MSIP. She is responsible for the development and delivery of MSIP’s Marketing Strategy and Plan and has oversight of all collateral, social media, events, press coverage and engagement.

Chamber publications

Chamber publications

The Chamber produces a range of publications, including our ConnectED magazine, Economic Indicator Quarterly Reports plus much more. 

Our publications give our members the opportunity to share their stories.

The Global Chamber Network

The Global Chamber Network

Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce is part of the British & Scottish Chambers network in the UK, and are trusted champions of businesses, places, and global trade. Together, we represent tens of thousands of businesses of all shapes and sizes, which employ more than six million people across the UK.

Working together, we help firms of all sizes to achieve more. We believe it’s our relationships with others that lead us to achieve goals beyond those we could ever achieve alone. We’re the only organisation that helps British businesses to build relationships on every level, in every region and nation of the UK.

Our unparalleled business network is strengthened by our responsive business insight and economic intelligence, and our unrivalled local knowledge and business to business connections, making us Scotland & the UK’s most informed and influential business support organisation.

Media pack

Media pack

You will find downloadable images here for key Chamber spokespeople and additional brand assets.

If there is something you are looking for that you can't find, please contact Heather Whyte at heatherwhyte@dundeeandanguschamber.co.uk 

Business support

Business support

DACC provides a wide range of business support, from Influencing Policy to Economic Updates and Covid guidance

37 City Quay

37 City Quay

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