23 Feb 2024

Chamber opens voting ballot for executive council vacancies

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The Solihull Chamber of Commerce has opened voting to select two new vice presidents and two executive committee positions for the Solihull Chamber of Commerce Executive Council.

The Chamber has received four nominations for the vice president positions and seven nominations for the two executive committee positions by the closing deadline on 16 February.

As the number of candidates exceeds the number of vacancies, an online ballot will take place in advance of the AGM in accordance with the constitution, of which the outcome will be announced at the AGM on 22 March.

They are now inviting all eligible members (members of the Solihull Chamber of Commerce) to participate in an election to determine which of the candidates below will be elected to the vacant positions.

In line with the number of vacant positions, votes may be casted as follows;

  • vice president – two votes only
  • executive committee – two votes only


The candidates for the vice presidents position are:

  • Dr Rebecca Gater, Principal and chief executive of Solihull College & University Centre
  • Kim Hulse, director of K Hulse Consulting and co-founder of Visit Knowle
  • Kevin Johns, director of Prime Accountants
  • Ian Rogers, founder of Solihull Summer Fest


The candidates for the executive committee positions are:

  • Susie Ankrett, director of Plum Executive
  • Erica Burke, director of HR Dept Solihull
  • Andy Cole, director for Property, Partnerships and Media at The NEC Group
  • Louise Dunn, co-founder and company director of The Recruitment Duo
  • Tony Elvin, general manager of Touchwood Solihull
  • Vijay Jogia, client director at Konsileo Trade Credit Insurance
  • Dayna Winter, owner of brew twenty three


See all candidates HERE.

It is important to note that only one vote per organisation will be accepted. If multiple votes are received from the same membership number, the first vote submitted will count.

All votes will be treated confidentially, however for validation purposes it is required to provide your full name, company name and your membership number.

Samantha Frampton (pictured), head of the Solihull Chamber of Commerce, said: “Once again I am overwhelmed with the response that we have had from members wanting to join the Solihull Chamber executive committee. The purpose of the committee is to act as ambassadors for the Chamber, its services and its events as well as representing the interests and concerns of the members.

“I want to encourage all Solihull members to take part by voting for their chosen nominees and wish everyone good luck.”

Members can cast their votes here.

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