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Scottish Chambers of Commerce Respond to Independent Commission on Banking Final Report

Commenting on publication of the final report of the Independent Commission on Banking, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: 'This report is welcome and we agree with the Commission's aims to improve stability and competition in the banking sector in this country. 'The proposals to improve competition in the banking sector are welcome and we hope they will lead to improved customer experience for both individuals and small businesses engaging with banks. 'We are also pleased that the issue of structural reform, and the question of banks ring-fencing their retail activity to protect depositors, has been tackled so responsibly by the Commission.  We look forward to seeing the banking sector working with Government and stakeholders to implement reforms that will provide security for customers while enabling the banks to operate as successful, growing businesses making a positive contribution to the UK economy. 'We are concerned, however, that the recommendation that large retail banks must increase their liquidity beyond even the requirements of the Basel III agreement, should not lead to the restriction of the amount of lending that banks can undertake.  SMEs are already struggling to access finance; in implementing these reforms, banks and Government must have regard to the  wider economy and the ability of banks to play their role in enabling businesses to grow.'

13/09/11

SCC's Nora Senior Appointed Vice President of British Chambers of Commerce

Nora Senior, Vice Chair of Scottish Chambers of Commerce and Executive Chair, UK Regions and Ireland at Weber Shandwick, has now been appointed as Vice President of the British Chambers of Commerce.  As one of Scotland's highest profile businesswomen, Nora has long been a passionate supporter of the Chamber of Commerce movement and is a keen advocate for the benefits that Chamber membership can bring to businesses of all sectors and sizes. Combining her role as Vice Chair of Scottish Chambers of Commerce with her new post of Vice President of the British Chambers of Commerce, Nora will be using her expertise and national profile to fight for the best interests of Scottish businesses across the UK. Commenting on her appointment, Nora Senior said: 'I am delighted to have accepted the appointment of Vice-President of the British Chambers of Commerce.  I have been a strong supporter of the Chamber of Commerce movement for many years, including as vice-chair of the Scottish Chambers.  I bring to this role experience of business in Scotland and across the regions of the UK, along with a longstanding commitment to the promotion of women in business; my appointment serves to emphasise the breadth and diversity of the Chamber of Commerce network across Britain.' Mike Salter, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: 'I congratulate Nora wholeheartedly on her appointment to the vice-presidency of the British Chambers of Commerce.  As vice-chair of the Scottish Chambers, Nora brings the voice of Scottish business to the British network.  Her appointment demonstrates the importance of Scotland within the UK's business community.' Martyn Pellew, President of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: 'We are delighted to welcome Nora Senior to the Vice-Presidency of the British Chambers of Commerce.  Her appointment emphasises the diversity and reach of the Chambers of Commerce network membership.  Nora brings valuable experience to this position; she is vice-chair of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, and over her career has invested much energy in the successful promotion of women in business.  We are pleased to have Nora's strengths contributing to BCC's work.

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