In the last two weeks we have seen through the Buncefield Explosion how resilient, innovative and focused the business community can be. Most are fortunately back operating at near to normal but others have been less fortunate and have many months of struggle ahead of them, they are certainly in my thoughts at this difficult time and we will continue to do whatever we can to support them.

Elsewhere this has been a very successful year for the Chamber and I should like to take the opportunity on behalf of our Directors and Staff to thank you for your support and to wish you and your families a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas.