The Chamber, led by Chief Executive Alison Henderson, successfully demonstrated that its approach to governance, resource management and service delivery met the challenging requirements of BCC Accreditation. It now becomes the eighth accredited Chamber in Scotland, adding to the Chamber Network’s unrivalled connections and roots in local business communities across the UK.

Alison Henderson, Chief Executive of Dundee and Angus Chamber, said:

“We are delighted to formally join the British Chambers of Commerce’s accredited network, which will further develop our Chamber as a business. Accreditation gives our members a powerful voice at the heart of Westminster and beyond, as we fight for the best business conditions in Dundee, Scotland, and the UK as a whole. We’re looking forward to learning from the rest of the network, showcasing the growth that we are experiencing as a Chamber, and putting Dundee & Angus businesses at the heart of a 75,000-strong UK business community.”

Ronan Quigley, Executive Director of Corporate Services at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), added:

“The British Chambers of Commerce is unique as a business network, given our roots in local business communities. We are pleased that Dundee and Angus has joined the network, which will strengthen our voice in Westminster and beyond.”

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Notes to editors:

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) sits at the heart of a powerful network of 53 Accredited Chambers of Commerce across the UK, representing thousands of businesses of all sizes and within all sectors. Our Global Business Network connects exporters with nearly 40 markets around the world. For more information, visit: www.britishchambers.org.uk

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