The Chamber Council meets four times a year and plays a pivotal role in guiding the Chambers 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 consists of: section representatives (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. If you would like further information on the role of the Chamber Council and its members, click here.
There can be a maximum of 30 Chamber Council members at any one time and this year there will be 14 places up for election. In order to be eligible, you must be a member of the Birmingham Chamber. Candidates standing for election, other than retiring members, must also be nominated by two eligible members of the Birmingham Chamber. For current Chamber Council members, you need only confirm in writing that you wish to stand for re-election.
The election process is as follows:
The application process for Chamber Council closed on Tuesday 24th July. The Chamber received 32 applications for the 14 places available. Therefore, as the number of candidates exceeds the number to be elected, an online election will now take place.
In order to be eligible to vote, you must be a member of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. You can check whether you are a member of the Birmingham Chamber by visiting the membership directory here. Each eligible member may vote for as many candidates as there are vacancies to be filled and no more. It is important to note that we will only accept one vote per organisation. If we receive multiple votes from the same membership number, the first vote submitted will count.
For a list of candidates and their supporting statements, click here.
Please click here to register your vote.
For further information on the election rules, please see Chapter 16 of the BCI Articles of Association.