HM The Queen praises Chambers’ contribution to business communities

Published

19th June 2020

HM The Queen praises Chambers’ contribution to business communities during Coronavirus as more firms reopen

Her Majesty The Queen has offered support to businesses as they reopen, and praised the contribution Chambers of Commerce across the UK and around the world are making to help firms, champion trade and rebuild communities, in a letter released today.

The letter from Her Majesty, Patron of the British Chambers of Commerce, comes as businesses across the UK are reopening and adjusting to a new normal.

The letter reads:

“At a time of great difficulty for many, it is heart-warming to see the civic response and generosity of so many businesses, small and large, to the challenges posed, whether supporting the health sector or vulnerable communities.”

Her Majesty also recognised the contribution Chambers of Commerce and their members have made during the pandemic:

“As Patron of the British Chambers of Commerce, it gives me great pride to see the contribution you and your members are making to help firms, champion trade and rebuild communities.”

Welcoming the letter, BCC President Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith said:

“The Queen’s personal message of support will be a huge morale boost to our business communities at this complex and sensitive time.

“We are grateful that Her Majesty has recognised the crucial role Chambers of Commerce play supporting businesses and communities through the pandemic, and as we restart, rebuild and renew the economy.”

Alison Henderson, CEO of Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce added:

"Our business communities have been through so much during the last few months and with much uncertainty ahead we're very grateful for these words of support. I very much echo the sentiments of Her Majesty and add my heartfelt thanks to the team at our Chamber and all my colleagues across the UK networks who have worked tirelessly to ensure businesses have the support, encouragement and information they need at this time."

British Chambers of Commerce

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) sits at the heart of a business network that spans the length and breadth of the UK, with links to markets across the world.

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