Paul Faulkner, Chief Executive of GBCC, said: “Following a competitive election process, we have some excellent and enthusiastic new members of the Chamber Council. Andy has been a big supporter of GBCC since Curium became a member in 2016, so I am very pleased to welcome him on board. He’s a passionate advocate of the power and potential of our region.”
Andy Dawson said: “Under Paul, the Board and the Council’s stewardship, GBCC has become a powerful force, uniting businesses across the region in a common cause. At Curium, we are big believers in empowering potential, and GBCC is working hard to maximise the potential of Greater Birmingham.
“I am very proud to have been elected to the Chamber Council. It’s a huge honour and I am looking forward to promoting the Chamber and its work, galvanising the local business community and making our region stronger and more successful.”
The Chamber Council meets four times a year and plays a pivotal role in guiding the Chamber’s policy and campaigning activity. Council members act as ambassadors for the Chamber, engaging with the business community to gather intelligence and feeding back the membership’s views on key policy issues at Chamber Council meetings.
The Council membership comprises 30 members representing Chamber sections (Burton & District, Chase, Lichfield & Tamworth, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, ABCC, BABC, Commonwealth and Future Faces Chambers of Commerce), Elected Representatives (Birmingham Chamber of Commerce members) and board nominated representatives.
Other newly elected Council members are: Rina Begum (associate director, KPMG), Paul Cadman (CEO, Ex-Forces Recruitment Ltd), Jackie Hendley (managing partner, Smith Cooper), Phil Innes (founder and managing director, Loki Wines), Mike Kelly (regional lead, Investec), Deborah Leary (CEO, Forensic Pathways Ltd), Mark Smith (executive director of business engagement, Aston University) and Mark Taylor (regional managing partner, RSM).
Curium empowers people and organisations across the world to achieve their personal and business potential. It helps organisations to turn their strategic priorities into reality through successful transformation, including:
- Performance – increase productivity and innovation, enhance employee engagement, improve customer service, introduce more efficient processes and reduce cost
- Growth – develop skills, leadership and infrastructure to support and sustain rapid growth
- Digital – enable organisations to thrive in the digital world by helping them determine what digital means to them and how to get the outcomes they are after
Curium is made up of two core practices: Performance Learning and Change Delivery that combine to drive accelerated change in individuals and teams. This ensures that any intervention both accelerates people capability and then integrates practical mechanisms in the organisation to ensure the impact is embedded and sustained.