Why join Newtownards Chamber of Trade?
To have the support of like-minded local business owners facing similar challenges.
To have an avenue for communication for local news and events.
To enable planning of staff, promotions etc. in advance, expanding business opportunities.
To help local businesses work together to increase sales and improve footfall, whilst promoting Ards as a unique area for shopping, eating and staying.
To act as one voice when dealing with authorities, council and government on local business matters. Board members regularly attend meetings on your behalf.
To share in the wealth of educational and training experience available to Ards businesses.
To avail of Member services – free advertising on the shopnewtownards.com Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter and joint advertising of Ards on TV, radio and in local and national
To be part of the Safe Shop Scheme instilling customer confidence while shopping in light of the current situation.
Who can join?
Any business, local or nationally owned or managed (Owner / Manager / Supervisor), from the business attends the meeting and responds to the communications. Meetings are scheduled quarterly with an additional AGM, venue can vary depending on the event – most communication is via email so you can read it in your own time. 2023 Membership £50 + vat.
President: Derek Wright: email@example.com
Vice President: Heather Lavery: firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Peter Bond: email@example.com
Secretary: Simon Lennox: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admin: Heather Taylor: email@example.com
Lynsey Cleland: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clive O'Neil: email@example.com
Ian Foster: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Shaw: email@example.com
Greg Quinn: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathryn Davidson: email@example.com
Cathy Hanna: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nikki Gardiner: email@example.com