Referring to the Chamber Business Breakfast, Thursday 28 Sept Kings Manor Hotel – Louise’s first attendance at an MELCC event, "I really enjoyed breakfast, you seem to have a very friendly collaborative Chamber. It is so nice to attend a networking event that is not only engaging in topic but is also active participation"
Steve McKenzie, Affordable Bookkeeping & Accountancy Services www.a4double.com
"As a new member to the Chamber I was a bit anxious in attending my first networking event. I needed have been, everyone was so friendly and as a result of my attendance, I gained a new client. The chamber is a strong advocate of trying to put its members in touch with each other and when a member was looking for a new bookkeeper, the chamber staff worked their magic and put us in touch."
Ian Pilbeam, HR Dept www.hrdept.co.uk
“I wanted to feedback to you how much I appreciate the support yourself, George and Dorothy have given me since I launched my new business. I have received great feedback from the presentation I did at the Chamber Business Breakfast and am delighted to report that I have already picked up some new work through it. I have also received enquiries as a result of the launch article in Business Connect. I have been made to feel very welcome indeed as a new member of the Chamber and know that joining the Chamber is one of the best decisions I have made for my business so far.”
Roger Thomas, &Coaching Ltd www.andcoaching.com/roger-thomas/4587217222
“Today at Dryden Aqua was excellent. The presentation from Howard was a good example of how to present – informative and enthusiastic and professional. Also with real knowledge of his subject that came across loud and clear. Helped a lot because, as George said, we didn’t even know of it. Just the sort of event that makes membership valuable.”
Cassie Bouverie, Private House Stays www.privatehousestays
“What a great lunch you organised today, many thanks, I met some very useful contacts and the lunch was delicious, I look forward to the next one.”
Andrew Morrison, AM Bid Services www.ambidservices.co.uk
“We’ve found our membership with the Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber to be very rewarding for AM Bid Services. I was delighted to present How to Bid and Win! at a recent Chamber Breakfast event and am pleased to report that I’ve had numerous calls for business as a result.
As an East Lothian based business, membership of a local Chamber of Commerce is a vital part of our strategy for business growth.The Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce offers an Interesting and diverse range of events. These present excellent opportunities for training, networking and socialising with some of the key movers and shakers in our local business community.
The assistance and support we have received from the Chamber staff to optimise the benefits of our membership has been outstanding”.
Scott Anderson - Operations Manager
We have been members of Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce (MELCC) for several years now and thoroughly enjoy the benefits to our business that this membership brings us.
During our time so far, we have found that not only is MELCC an enthusiastic chamber to be a part of, made up of businesses ranging from sole traders to global brands and players, but the team behind it are passionate about the members they represent.
Always willing to lend a hand by offering an introduction on request, the team at MELCC recommend us to companies regularly as both a service provider and a collaborator. This practice has led to us forming several prosperous relationships, some of which have become long-term partnerships.
The events, talks and workshops facilitated by the chamber throughout the year, including regular joint events with other Chambers, are always educational and informative. We have even been called upon to deliver content for some of them over the years, which, in turn, helps to increase our brand awareness. These opportunities to meet with fellow members or guest presenters also afford our team excellent networking opportunities, so we try to be present at as many of them as possible.
We would like to express our gratitude to the team at MELCC for looking after us thus far; we look forward to continuing our membership at such an active chamber for many more years.