Chamber has its main headquarters in Birkenhead and now the new office will offer members based in west Wirral more direct access to its support and services. Tony McDonough reports
More than 70 Wirral business leaders gathered in Hoylake for the launch of Wirral Chamber of Commerce’s new satellite office.
The chamber, which has its headquarters in Birkenhead, has established a base at the refurbished former town hall building in Market Street in the town to offer a physical presence for members in west Wirral. It will be open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Chief executive Paula Basnett said the organisation was keen to engage with more businesses and provide easier access for businesses in the west of Wirral to visit and work directly with the chamber.
She added: “From here we will be able to offer significant services and support in enabling us to better serve the needs of our membership and to help businesses in the area.
“I would encourage any businesses that are looking at support for growth or new business opportunities to come along to the Wirral Chamber of Commerce West Wirral office and talk to us.”
Andy Snell, head of strategic partnerships at Wirral Chamber, is leading the initiative. He added: “We will be working with our established partners in West Wirral.
“These include NW Security Group, UTS, The Tallents Partnership for example, but also those with a broader geographical reach that are keen to serve west Wirral more closely, such as Westfield Health and Kingsbridge Insurance who are partnering with us on the launch of this new office.”
The opening of the Chamber office also offers support to the development of The Beacon in the old Town Hall and will include a cinema/arts space with fine dining restaurant and associated cafe/bistro, atrium cafe/bar, together with retail units around a central courtyard.
Additionally, there will be retail units for artists and makers, together with and 40 apartments on four levels above the ground floor area.
Cllr Phil Davies, leader of Wirral Council, also said: “Wirral Chamber of Commerce has made a genuine impact for the area, providing Wirral and its business community with a strong and effective resource in developing and implementing initiatives and support which has added great value to economic growth within the Liverpool city region.”