Port Director Mike Sellers has just taken on a new additional role - helping to promote the interests and views of local business to government and other authorities.
Mike has been appointed Chair of the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce's Portsmouth and District committee. The voluntary organisation is part of a countywide structure that lobbies on behalf of members to inform and influence policy decisions that could affect their businesses.
Mike said: “The role of the chamber committee is to work on behalf of members of all sizes and types. We aim to understand their challenges and goals, put these on the agendas of local and national decision makers, and help ensure the voice of business is heard loud and clear in the corridors of power.” News and views are shared at monthly meetings, and members will be invited to join Mike at Portsmouth International Port in the New Year as they discuss plans for 2018.
Maureen Frost, Hampshire Chamber’s Chief Executive, said: “Mike has a wealth of experience in business as well as working with local authorities and chambers of commerce. He is an ideal chair of our committee given his enthusiasm for business in and around Portsmouth.”
Portsmouth International Port is recognised as a key business for the city and wider area. Port operations support hundreds of jobs directly, with many other businesses benefiting from “Britain’s Best Connected Port”.