Businesses across mid-Warwickshire have a new voice to represent their views to key decision makers.
Sarah Windrum is the new chair of the mid-Warwickshire branch of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, replacing David Myskow in leading the branch which represents firms in Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth and the surrounding area.
Sarah is the co-founder of regional technology company The Emerald Group and also a board director of the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP), leading on economic growth of the digital creative sector.
As well as that, Sarah is a member of the West Midlands Combined Authority Digital Board supporting digital transformation across the region and securing investment in new infrastructure including fibre and 5G.
She said that she would use the role as branch chair to encourage more companies across the area to play a more active part in strengthening the voice of the business community and raising the region’s profile.
Sarah said: “I want to use this opportunity to continue to understand the current concerns of our business community and to shape what the collaborative network of the Chamber, CWLEP, and the rest of the region can do together.
“I have attended many branch meetings as a member and always appreciated the engagement the Chamber has built with our Members of Parliament and also our local authorities.
“Whatever happens in December, this engagement will continue to be crucial as we build beyond Brexit and use this opportunity to create the future we want for Coventry and Warwickshire.
“I am looking forward to cross-branch collaboration between the five areas that make up the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce because I believe this will give us an event stronger platform.
“I intend to use the mid-Warwickshire branch to encourage more businesses to step forward and work with us and, to showcase to those businesses not in Coventry and Warwickshire yet, what collective power we have when we come together.
“With UK City of Culture, Commonwealth Games, and the game-changing technology of 5G gathering pace; now is the time to be here and to make your contribution count.”
Louise Bennett, chief executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Firstly, we must thank David Myskow for his service as branch chair over several years and for his contribution to the Chamber and the wider business community.
“We are delighted that Sarah is stepping into the role and will be a great voice for companies across mid-Warwickshire and beyond.”