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Black Country Chamber of Commerce Appoints Julie Cunningham Vice President

August 01, 2017

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce has appointed A.F. Blakemore’s Wholesale Finance Director, Julie Cunningham, as its new Vice President.

JulieJulie, who will be the Black Country Chamber of Commerce’s first female Vice President, was officially appointed in April.

Commenting on her recent appointment, Julie said: "I am delighted to be taking on the position as Vice President of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce. I want to work closely with members to raise the profile of our local Chamber on both a regional and national level.

“The Black Country Chamber of Commerce has ambitions moving forward for first-class business support, so this is a very exciting time to be part of the organisation.

“The Chamber has many new initiatives this year, one of which is around Young Chamber and the support of school students in the area. I am passionate for the increased interaction between young people and businesses so we can develop the next generation to support a growing economy.

“I look forward to my next year as Vice President and hope to meet lots of Black Country business people during this time to understand their business needs.”

In her current role as Wholesale Finance Director at A.F. Blakemore, Julie sits on the Wholesale, Wholesale Distribution, Fresh Foods and Technical Services boards.

She is a chartered management accountant with a wealth of commercial experience across a number of organisations, including A.F. Blakemore, Midland Recruitment Solutions and Poundland. In addition, she has also spent six years as a self-employed financial consultant.

President of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Adrian Wright commented: “I have worked very closely with Julie over the past twelve months and she shows real care and passion for the Chamber.

“I am delighted that she decided to stand for the position and her appointment certainly illustrates where the Chamber is heading.

“Julie has fantastic knowledge and experience in the business environment which is invaluable to the Chamber moving forward.

“I am looking forward to the next year as President with such a capable colleague by my side.”


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