Council signs Memorandum of Understanding with Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

​Date: 12/01/2016
Ref: PR 6151

Wakefield Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. The partnership aims to work more closely to provide economic and business growth opportunities for the Wakefield district.

The signing of the MoU marks the start of a special relationship between the two organisations and will highlight important areas where the Council and the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce can work more closely together in the future for the benefit of the district.

The Council and Mid Yorkshire Chamber will develop a shared support offer for local businesses and coordinate business groups within the district.

Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council, said: "The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding marks the start of a promising partnership between the Council and Mid Yorkshire Chamber which promises great things for Wakefield. It outlines our joint ambition to work in collaboration and partnership to continue to boost economic and business growth in our district."

David Horsman, Chairman of Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "We are delighted to be entering into this agreement with Wakefield Council and further developing our relationship. We know that Wakefield Council is always keen to hear the views of local businesses to inform its policy, to provide the right economic landscape across the district for business to thrive and prosper, and we are looking forward to working in partnership to support this."

The Memorandum of Understanding marks a commitment by both organisations to work together to build on partnership opportunities and areas of collaboration with the aim of drawing on the Mid Yorkshire Chamber's expertise to assist in business support and development.

The partnership initially aims to share resources to deliver Wakefield's annual business week in June, which offers a programme of events for businesses in the district, and for Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce to assist in the administration and to contribute towards the leadership of the Wakefield Business Group, which reports into the Wakefield Enterprise Partnership. 

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