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 below.
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. On being elected, Chamber Council members can serve a maximum of three consecutive terms (9 years).
The election process is as follows:
It is important to note that if the online election takes place, each eligible member may vote for as many candidates as there are vacancies to be filled and no more.
If you are interested in applying to Chamber Council, download the application below:
Upon completion, please return to Daniel Clarke at: D.Clarke@birmingham-chamber.com by COP Tuesday 24th July.
For further information on the election rules, please see Chapter 16 of the BCI Articles of Association.