Business will thrive – new chamber head

New president Tony Gould (left) with vice-president Daniel Williams. (s)
New president Tony Gould (left) with vice-president Daniel Williams. (s)

The new president of Clitheroe Chamber of Trade and Commerce has pledged to continue the work of his predecessor in finding ways to help business to thrive.

At the chamber’s 87th annual meeting at the Swan and Royal Hotel, incoming president Tony Gould, of Party People, Castle Gate, thanked Karin Wilson, head of K Accountancy, who has completed her second successive term as president and is taking over as treasurer from Andrew Hale.

Thanking Karin for her time as president, Tony said: “Karin has been a fantastic president and I will do my utmost to continue the good work she has so effectively carried out, at the same time thanking her for taking on the treasurer’s job.

“As the economic outlook continues to improve I am confident that the chamber will continue to thrive and Clitheroe will be an excellent location for all kinds of commerce and business.”

Karin Wilson paid tribute to her executive committee and all chamber members, saying: “It has been a privilege to work with everyone who has contributed to make the chamber such a successful and focused vehicle for promoting Clitheroe.

“In the last two years we have launched the highly popular Shop Clitheroe loyalty card, which has gone from strength to strength, and held many business education events at which topics have been as diverse as rateable values and how to appeal them, to first aid courses showing how to use a defibrillator.

“As always the executive committee has continued to work tirelessly on a whole number of initiatives, including the annual Santa Dash, flags and bunting as well as organising street furniture for Castle Street at the food festival, to name a few.”

The new vice-president is Daniel Williams, of Sawley Studios and Whitesands Media, and Nina Driver continues as secretary.

The new president pointed out that membership of Clitheroe Chamber of Trade and Commerce costs £50 a year, and anyone interested in finding out more should contact