2015 in Review

Networking Year ends with a Bang!

Chiltern Chamber Xmas party 2015Chiltern Chamber finished its 2015 evening events programme with a bang: members and friends were treated to a great programme of entertainment at the King’s Chapel, Old Amersham. Full Story

Canvassing Views on the High Street

chamber chair outside iceland amershamThe health and vibrancy of our High Streets are of vital importance to our area. In December, Chamber Chairman Vee Bharakda joined members of Amersham Action Group in canvassing views about the Iceland site on Sycamore Road, Amersham.

Special Recognition Awards: Chris Wilson and Cliff Davies

chiltern chamber award winners cliff davies and chris wilsonIn December, the Chamber awarded Special Recognition awards to Chris Wilson, Chairman of Amersham Action Group and to Cliff Davies, President of Chesham Stags Rugby Club. Full Story

Christmas in Chesham, Amersham Showcase

Jean Pritchard at Amersham ShowcaseChiltern Chamber had stalls at both events, meeting and canvassing visitors. Amersham Showcase coincided with one of the Chamber’s chosen campaigns, Small Business Saturday. More on Small Business Saturday

Chamber Breakfast Networking Club

chamber breakfast networking clubFriday 13th November was an auspicious date to start something new! The Chamber Breakfast Club now meets the second and fourth Fridays of every month. Our style is structured and businesslike but informal and inclusive. Learn More, Book…

Networking down on the Farm

Chamber networking evening at Hazeldene FarmThe Chamber’s November event was an enlightening evening at Hazeldene Farm, learning of their traditional farming methods and husbandry of rare breeds Full Story

Networking with Chocolate!

Anne Scott Auberge du Chocolat  addressing Chiltern Chamber networking‘Around the World in Chocolate’: the Chamber’s October event offered networking with chocolate – what could be better? Full Story

Problem Solving with Balbir Chaggar

Chiltern Chamber problem solving workshop with Balbir ChaggarThe Chamber’s September networking event featured an entertaining and stimulating session with performance coach and soft skills trainer Balbir Chagger. Full Story

Summer Garden Party, The Bury

chamber summer garden party 2015At the Chamber’s Strawberry and Pimm’s party in July, guests mingled and networked in the elegant surroundings of The Bury. Heather Dean of BBF addressed us on business opportunities in Bucks. Thanks to sponsors Alexander-Churchill, Clarks of Amersham, IBB Solicitors and Silverson.

Chamber Golf Day, Chartridge Park

Chiltern C hamber 2015 Golf DayIn June, the Chamber’s fifth annual Golf day was well attended, with 56 participants starting off two tees. Everyone stayed on for the evening awards dinner. Full Story

Special Recognition Award: Vincent Crompton

Vince Crompton receiving Chamber Award from Andy GarnettHaving nominated Vincent Crompton as the first-ever Freeman of the Town of Chesham, the Chamber was delighted to add its own Special Recognition Award. Read Full Story…

Customer Service Workshop

paul batey clarks of amershamFor our May networking event, Paul Batey of Clarks of Amersham treated Chamber members to a thoughtful presentation on customer service. Our members were joined also by around a dozen budding entrepreneurs from Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. Full Story

April Food and Drink Evening

five great food and drink businesses at chiltern chamber april networkingThe Chamber’s April networking evening featured five great local food and drink businesses in the elegant surroundings of Chamber member Cotteswood’s Amersham showroom. Full Story

Effective Business Web Presence

classical album coversIn March, our webmaster Robert Gibson took us through a number of design tips for an effective business web presence. The classic LP covers illustrating the talk, pretty much revealed Robert’s age! Full Story

Exploring the Threatosphere

Nick Ross of Sophos, presenting to Chiltern ChamberNick Ross of Sophos addressing Chamber members at our February networking event, on the numerous security threats in the cyber world, and some tips to make ourselves safer. Full Story

What’s in a Handshake?

Paul Ryan offers an open handshakePaul Ryan demonstrates the ‘open handshake’ at the Chamber’s January networking event Full Story

Special Recognition Award: Michael Clark

Michael Clark Chiltern Chamber special recognition awardMichael Clark, of Clarks of Amersham, receiving his Chamber Special Recognition Award for 2014 from Chamber Vice-Chairman Andy Garnett