100 activities in 100 days

100/100 Today we celebrate our 100th anniversary at the Northampton Guildhall

99/100 We were delighted to receive this letter of congratulations from The Queen for our centenary tomorrow

98/100 Today we’ve welcomed members to our 5th International Trade Forum

97/100 Today we are running our Annual Chamber Charity Golf Event at Northampton Golf Club

96/100 This evening we will be with our sister Chamber in Milton Keynes at their Annual Dinner and Review of the last year

95/100 We’re preparing for our Centenary AGM on October 10 where we will reveal details about exciting new projects!

94/100 Thanks to Jon Thorpe at acs for running a seminar on cyber security for 20 of our members

93/100 Our wonderful Training Executive Linda Carter is celebrating 20 years with us!





92/100 Our staff share with you what the Chamber means to them in our latest video

91/100 Today we’ll be at the Banqueting and Conference Suites at The Kettering Ritz for our Business After Hours event

90/100 Today we have published the digital edition of our October-November 2017 inbusiness magazine

89/100 Today our Business Alliance partners Wilson Browne ran a seminar on legal essentials for our Members

88/100 Today we are welcoming firms from across the county to our Business Exhibition at the Park Inn Northampton

87/100 Our fantastic Head of Operations Tracey Branson is celebrating 15 years with us!









86/100 We are delighted to present C BUTT with a special certificate to mark its 57 years of Chamber membership

85/100 For our centenary we have released a series of videos featuring our staff explaining what the Chamber means to them

84/100 - Today our Business Alliance partners dbfb are hosting a seminar for our Members

83/100 - We’ve sent out nearly 120 Bronze certificates to members who have been with us for 20+ years

82/100 - We are pleased to reveal the new sign in our reception which highlights our Business Alliance Partners

81/100 - Tim Carter of Nationwide receives a special certificate to mark its 64 years of Chamber membership

80/100 - Today our Managers Forum is taking part in a strategy event with members of our Board

79/100 - Today we are taking part in our British Chambers of Commerce Accreditation Meeting

78/100 - Today we are discussing future plans for the Chamber at our latest Management Forum meeting

77/100 - Today members of our International Trade Team are attending a trade training course with British Chambers of Commerce

76/100 - Today our head of operations introduced the Laureate Awards to the new Sixth Formers at Northampton High School

75/100 - Today we will be promoting the Chamber at a Business Support Market Place Event in Wellingborough

74/100 - Today we’re relaunching our Chamber Protection Services which provide enhanced benefits for our Members

73/100 - Stewart O’Dell of Barclays receives a special certificate to mark its 100 years of Chamber membership


72/100 - Our brilliant Chief Executive Paul Griffiths is celebrating 13 years with us!









71/100 - Today we have reviewed how our Chamber is helping Members at our latest Staff Meeting

70/100 - Today we’re interviewing potential candidates for non-executive board director positions with our Chamber

69/100 - Today we are proud to reveal our new sign which welcomes visitors to our reception

68/100 - Edward Hutton of HSBC receives a special certificate to mark its 100 years of Chamber membership

67/100 - Today we are holding a Charity Day in our office in aid of our chosen Charities of the Year

66/100 - Today we’re delivering a Bespoke Project Training course for one of our members https://www.northants-chamber.co.uk/training/bespoke-training

65/100 - Today we’re launching our Quarterly Economic Survey. Tell us how you’ve found trading in Q3 - https://www.northants-chamber.co.uk/news/share-your-views-on-the-economy-through-our-latest-qes

64/100 - Graham Jackson of A Bell Northampton receives a special certificate to mark its 100 years of Chamber membership

63/100 - We were delighted to welcome 7 new businesses to our Chamber this morning at our information event for non-members

62/100 - Emma, one of our Account Co-ordinators, is visiting one of our Members to update them on the benefits of membership

61/100 - Today we’re researching our archives to help us prepare for our AGM on 10th October

60/100 - Today we’re launching the first in a series of ‘what the Chamber means to me’ videos featuring our team.

59/100 - Ben van Millingen of Torquemeters receives a special certificate to mark its 51 years of Chamber membership







58/100 - Our International Trade Manager is at Cambridge Chamber - who are also celebrating 100 years! - to share best practice

57/100 - Today we a running an International Trade Knowledge Sharing Session for our staff

56/100 - Today we’ve started to run a two-day Bespoke Project Training Course for one of our members

55/100 - Philip Humphrys of DFA Law receives a special certificate to mark its 58 years of Chamber membership





54/100 - Today we have published the digital version of our latest inbusiness magazine

53/100 - Lili, one of our Account Co-ordinators, is visiting one of our members to update them on the benefits of membership

52/100 - It was great to see more than 70 members at our Maximise Your Membership event today









51/100 - Carole Stronach of Avon receives a special certificate to mark its 58 years of Chamber membership

50/100 - Today we are joining forces with Milton Keynes Chamber and Bedfordshire Chamber to run our Meet the Neighbours at Whittlebury Hall Conference, Training Centre & Hotel

49/100 Our wonderful Office Services Manager Julie Maclennan is celebrating 13 years with us!


48/100 Gavin Gant & Christina Morrissey of Amphenol Antenna Solutions receive a certificate to mark its 64 years of Chamber membership

47/100 - This evening we will be running our fully booked Business After Hours event at The Princess Alexandra

46/100 - Today we are launching our recruitment process for new Non-Executive Board Directors https://www.northants-chamber.co.uk/news/northamptonshire-chamber-seeks-non-executive-board-directors

45/100 - Scott Bader Group CEO Jean-Claude Pierre receives a certificate from us to mark their 55 years in membership

44/100 - Today we’re hosting a non-members info event to help more businesses learn about our Chamber

43/100 - Today we’re having a brilliant time with members at Kettering Park Hotel and Spa for our fully booked Networking Lunch

42/100 - This morning we’re hosting our latest Careers Fair at Northampton School for Girls

41/100 - BHIB Insurance Brokers has been with us for 50 years. Here’s our Chief Exec presenting them with a special certificate





40/100 - Today our publishing partner, Kemps Publishing, is issuing the August-September edition of our inbusiness magazine

39/100 - Today we’re holding a special party for our staff to mark our centenary







38/100 - Today we have published our latest Quarterly Economic Survey

37/100 - Today we’ve taken part in a British Chambers of Commerce working group on healthcare services for our members

36/100 - Today our membership team met to discuss how the projects they are working on are helping members

35/100 - Today we ran one of our popular 60 Minute Seminars - Getting Serious About Tax







34/100 - Today we’ve been joined by colleagues from our sister Chamber, Milton Keynes Chamber, to share best practice

33/100 - We’re at the British Chambers of Commerce Business & Education summit about helping young people to enter work

32/100 - Today we’ve welcomed delegates to the 2nd day of our Successful Supervisory Management course

31/100 - Our brilliant International Trade Assistant Carolyn Tallett is celebrating 10 years with us!

30/100 - Today we ran another of our highly popular 60 Minute Seminars, which are exclusive to members

29/100 - Our fantastic Membership Administration Coordinator Diane Battams is celebrating 12 years with us!









28/100 - We’re thrilled to welcome members and the new Indonesian Embassy trade attaché to our International Trade Forum today



27/100 - We’re looking forward to welcoming dozens of businesses to our popular Business After Hours event this evening the new Daventry Campus at Northampton College

26/100 - This morning we’re welcoming businesses to our Conflict Management training course

25/100 - We’ve met with The Guildhall today for a forward planning meeting for our 100th AGM on October 10

24/100 - We’re hosting a non-members info event about our Chamber. We’re always working hard to further strengthen our network

23/100 - We are at an International Trade training steering group with other members of the Accredited Chamber Network

22/100 - Howes Percival have been with us for 58 years. Here’s our Chief Exec giving a special certificate to Gerald Couldrake













21/100 - Our Chief Executive, Paul Griffiths, is at the British Chambers of Commerce Chief Executives’ Roundtable meeting in London

20/100 - Today we’re welcoming several businesses to our Minutes Made Easy training course

19/100 - Church’s have been members for 62 yrs. Here’s our Chief Executive giving a special certificate to Hamun Shah from Church’s


18/100 - We ran a Networking Breakfast at the Park Inn Northampton

17/100 - Our great International Trade Adviser Tina Hitchin is celebrating 20 years with us!

16/100 - We’re at Suffolk Chamber, another BCC Accredited Chamber, to discuss international trade documentation

15/100 - Today we hosted a 60 minute seminar exclusively for our members on How Will GDPR Impact Your Business?

14/100 - Dickens Brothers has been with us for 100 yrs. Here’s our chief exec giving a special certificate to MD Brian Dickens





13/100 - Congratulations to our great International Trade Assistant Janice Wright who is celebrating 11 years with us today

12/100 - We’ve just met with our charity of the year, Cynthia Spencer Hospice, to discuss how we can help them raise their profile

11/100 - Today we’re welcoming several businesses Selling Skills for Non-Sales Professionals training course

10/100 - Today we have released a new video featuring all of our team

9/100 - Today we have released the digital version of our special inbusiness Centenary edition

8/100 - Today we’ve unveiled a timeline in our main meeting room which celebrates key events from the past 100 years



7/100 - Tonight we’ll welcome firms to our Business After Hours networking event at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club

6/100 - We’ve teamed up with Microsoft to give members an exclusive 5% discount on Office 365

5/100 - Our brilliant International Trade Manager Brigid Hodgkinson is celebrating 20 years with us!




















4/100 - Today our Chief Executive, Paul Griffiths, promoted our centenary celebrations on BBC Radio Northampton’s breakfast show with Stuart Linnell

3/100 - Today we’re launching our new website

2/100 - Today we’re welcoming several businesses to our Fire Marshal/Warden training course

1/100 - Celebrating a Century of Partnership Launch Event at Barton Hall


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