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Chamber Membership

Our Chamber of Trade & Commerce has a long history, being founded in March 1953 at the suggestion of Rotary members to set up a Wimborne branch. It is a voluntary organisation run and supported by committed local residents and traders who aim to provide a friendly and effective service to our members and visitors. We have seen our members through good times and bad and our organisation is proud to serve Wimborne Minster and to help promote and advertise the town and its local businesses. If you are already a member we are always here to help you and hear your views and if you have not joined us yet we hope that you will consider what we can offer you and your business.

The Chamber of Trade & Commerce is a voice for you. Our committee members strive to represent your views and provide practical solutions to issues raised by our members. We also explore any ideas of promotion of our town with a view to encouraging both regular visitors and new customers. It is therefore very important that we hear from you so that we can be certain we are representing your needs and wishes. One of the most important events in our calendar is our AGM. when we invite all our members to attend an open meeting. Our AGM is usually in May in the Town Hall, West Borough and we very much look forward to seeing you all there.

Membership and Annual Events. What can you expect from your membership? The Chamber looks for ways to help your business and promote our beautiful town. By joining us you will have the opportunity to advertise in our fantastic town guide - copies are printed every year and distributed FREE through the town, county and taken to many destinations across the UK when we are on holiday! On this website, the town and its businesses are promoted. We keep you up-to-date with all the latest information through our newsletter. We act on your behalf when important issues are raised in the town and we are always interested to hear new ideas from our members. Of course Christmas is an important time of year for many of us and so we make sure we do everything we can to make Wimborne Minster an inviting place to shop. We encourage members to put up Christmas trees outside their premises. A window dressing competition is encouraged, we organise refreshments for all the participants in the Christmas parade and we arrange the FREE shows for the children to attend whilst their parents shop. This is all backed up by the FREE Christmas car parking scheme to encourage people to come and see what Wimborne Minster has to offer.

If you would like to join us and start to help promote both yourselves and our town please e-mail our Secretary, David Phelps, on davidphelps33@yahoo.co.uk.

Contact the Chamber

Sandra Bond – President
Sorrels Catering
Tel: 01202-882353  Email: sandrabond@wimborne-minster.co.uk

Sue Maunder – Chair
Summers Insurance, 18 Leigh Road
Tel: 01202-870700  Email: suesummersinsurance@gmail.com

David Phelps – Secretary
4 Poplar Close
Tel: 01202-841644  Email: davidphelps33@yahoo.co.uk

Ian Faulkner – Treasurer
Old Rectory House, Horton
Tel: 07831-398810  Email: ianfaulkner@wimborne-minster.co.uk

Meet the Committee

Kate Brooks, Ellis Jones
Tel: 01202 057754   Email: kate.brooks@ellisjones.co.uk

Aaron Calver, Avencia Tax
Tel:  01202 856250 Email: aaron@avencia.tax

Alison Cross, CLaRC 
Tel: 01202 847600 Email: alisoncross@wimborne-minster.co.uk

Tina Eicke, Waitrose
Tel: 01202-840157 Email: managerwimborne@waitrose.co.uk

Diann March, John March (Firearms) Ltd
Tel: 01202-888504  Email: diannmarch@wimborne-minster.co.uk

Andrew Start, Andrew David Associates
Tel: 01202-233390  Email: andrewstart@wimborne-minster.co.uk

Adam Wrixon, Summers Insurance
Tel: 01202-882937  Email: adamwrixon@gmail.com

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