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Published: October 17, 2019 | Updated: October 19, 2019

Liz ensures Dorset’s voice is heard at national level after being appointed to BCC Board

By Andrew Diprose, editor

A top Dorset businesswoman has been appointed to the Board of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

Liz Willingham, the current President of Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Founder of communications agency Liz Lean PR, was appointed at the organisation’s annual meeting in London.

Following an interview and validation process by the BCC’s Nominations Committee, comprised of representatives from across the chamber network and the BCC Board, her appointment was recommended along with two other candidates from Glasgow and the East Midlands.

Liz said: “I am really proud to be joining the BCC board which has such an important role in representing the voice of business across the UK, especially in a challenging period of our history, as the world of business has a critical influence on society.

“It is going to be an excellent opportunity to learn from the bright minds around the table and help steer the future of this 159-year old organisation representing over 75,000 members both here and overseas.”

She added: “The appointment is a fantastic way for Dorset to be heard at national level and it also enables Liz Lean PR to be exposed to wider ways to support our clients across the UK and internationally. Alongside my Dorset Presidency I see it very much as a ‘win, win’ for all.”