The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has expanded its events and membership team with the appointment of a new membership and events coordinator, Rachel McDerby, to drive the Chamber’s offering following a return to physical events.

McDerby will be leading on the launch of the Chamber’s first ever membership awards programme and the popular annual event, Kirklees Business Conference. McDerby previously held the role of membership coordinator for over six years at the Chamber before pursuing other ventures in 2019.

Rachel McDerby said: “I am delighted to be returning to the Chamber at such a pivotal time.

“We’re returning to a fully physical events calendar after the pandemic, launching the Chamber’s first ever membership awards and Kirklees Business Conference is on the horizon after a two-year hiatus.

“I hope that I can support the team and truly make a difference to the Chamber’s offering of connecting, supporting and representing our membership.”

McDerby is joined on the team by new events and membership assistant Romaysaa Monfort.

Monfort joins the Chamber under the Government’s Kickstart Scheme which provides six-month work placements for young people to support them on to the career ladder.

Martin Hathaway, managing director at the Mid Yorkshire Chamber, added: “I am thrilled to welcome Rachel and Romaysaa to the team.

“It has been a tough two years for businesses and our local communities can benefit from Chamber support now more than ever.

“Following the economic disruption of Covid-19, we are re-introducing our in-person events with a brilliant calendar in place for the year covering everything from networking and the Kirklees Business Conference to our inaugural awards celebration and international trade training courses.”

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