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November Breakfast: Did that really happen?

November Breakfast: Did that really happen?

Posted 30-11-2016

As we approach the end of what has proved to be an incredible year on so many levels; Chamber members gathered for the final meeting of 2016, with much discussion around what may lie ahead following the monumental political changes witnessed so far, and let’s not forget the year is still not over with elections in Austria and Italy still to come next week.

More used to opening its doors later in the day the Kino-Teatr, in St Leonards, welcomed the monthly Chamber breakfast which hosted Polly Gifford from Hastings Borough Council and Ian Trevett from Platinum Magazine.

Polly, lead of the triumphant Festival, returned to thank Chamber members and sponsors for their support and contributions that helped make it such a success, having attracted 75,000 people during its run.

A full evaluation will be published next year, however, Donna Close from the University of Brighton cantered through a raft of impressive headlines ‘3,336 local people had participated in projects, 128 local organisations were involved in the festival and 35,000 brochures and fliers were distributed locally, regionally and in London.’

Chamber Chair, Clive Galbraith, led members in congratulating Polly and her team on their excellent work and encouraged them to explore opportunities to build on its success.

Turning to 2017, Ian Trevett, Director of Platinum Business Publications launched their new magazine which is being produced in conjunction with the Association of Chambers in East Sussex (ACES).

The new publication builds on the very popular Platinum Business magazine but specifically targets micro and small businesses across East Sussex.

Ian told the assembled ’many small businesses don’t associate themselves with high quality publications such as this, often this is simply because they assume the cost would be out of their reach.  However, one of the primary aims of ACES and Platinum is to produce a quality affordable publication that members can access to promote their businesses.’

The bi-monthly magazine will be produced combining the same high quality editorial we are used to seeing from Platinum, with local news from the Chamber’s and their members.  In all over 4,000 East Sussex Chamber members will receive a copy of each edition posted directly to them; a further 8,000 will be produced for general distribution around the County; with 123,000 on-line subscribers also receiving an electronic copy for wider circulation.

Sean Dennis, Chamber Director went on to say ‘this offer has been created in association with Chambers, for their members, which we are sure will add further value to their membership’

If you would like to find out more about the magazine, advertising or editorial opportunities please contact info@hastingschamber.co.uk for further detail.

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