The Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry has welcomed the Bournemouth Property Association (BPA) as its first Business Associate Member, a new membership programme specifically for recognised, not for profit business associations.
The BPA was formed in July 2008 to bring together property professionals from all aspects of the property and construction industry across the region, to provide information to encourage fruitful relationships and create business opportunities for all its members.
BPA chairman, Andrew Singleton, said: “The BPA is very established and for a few years now the committee have agreed that we needed to engage with other local organisations to have more of a ‘voice’ on the economy in this sector. By joining with the Dorset Chamber, we will be able to work together to share information between our members and aid the growth of our local economy.”
Ian Girling, chief exec of the DCCI said: “This is the first of these memberships, especially created for not for profit organisations to link with the DCCI. We are committed to working with our partners and members in creating a vibrant economy, allowing businesses to grow and prosper. With our accreditation with the British Chambers of Commerce we are part of a wider chamber network across the UK and beyond, which opens the door to new business opportunities.
He added: “We are also dedicated to promoting the interests of businesses across Dorset and will continue to represent them to influence and develop policy through local authority and government consultation and provide a powerful voice for Dorset businesses at a local, regional and national level.”