Happy New Year and here is to a very prosperous 2014 to you all.
Well it was a busy few months on the run up to Christmas. We re-branded to a fantastic new fresh vibrant look all thanks to Full Circle Graphics, marking the start of a new and vibrant Chamber.
2013 allowed us to take a step back and review how the Chamber works for our members and partners which has given us a much clearer vision on how to move forward, obviously it is still a work in progress and we are always open to any feedback, good or bad, on how we can improve. I am also happy to meet with anybody for a coffee to discuss your vision for the Chamber.
We also had our hugely successful awards dinner which was yet again a complete sell out and we will be looking for a much bigger venue for 2014, which I feel has got to be a good sign for growing recovery within West Lothian.
I would personally like to congratulate all of the award winners, Sibbald Ltd, Food Options, Images Face & Body Studio, Shand Cycles, Linlithgow Union Canal Society, Lush Livingston and St Ninians Nursery & Primary well done and good luck for the year to come. Awards are always a great way to show your customers that you have been publicly acknowledged for the high standards by which your company trades.
I would also like to thank all of our sponsors as without them there would be no event. Davidson Chalmers, West Lothian Economic Growth plan, West Lothian Business Gateway, Sibbald Ltd, Visit West Lothian and Shin-Etsu who sponsored the award categories. Amethyst, SRUC Oatridge Campus, Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel, Fauch Hill Sustainable Energy for supporting the evening to make it a great success and for donations of charity prizes SCHUH, Xtreme Karting, Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel, Macraes Seafood, Burn It Fitness and Kingsfield Leisure
I am looking forward to the coming year and the continuing introduction of new Chamber services for our members.
Chief Executive, West Lothian Chamber of Commerce