Who We Are
The Chamber was believed to have been founded in the early 1970s, is one of the largest in North Dorset and currently has about 100 members. It has become a key player in the redevelopment of the town’s commercial and industrial base and supports the British Chamber of Commerce’s approach to town centre development.
Gillingham is one of the fastest growing towns in Dorset and is ideally located as a base to explore the many attractions of Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset.
We encourage you to take the time to explore our town via the pages on this new site launched in November 2010. We are sure you will not be disappointed with the wide range of services and goods the town can offer.
In addition to this website the Chamber publishes a local directory of members, local services and organisations. We encourage all organisations to subscribe to the directory and website in order to promote local business and community interaction.
The AGM is normally held in May and we encourage members to attend to promote ideas and suggestions.
Local and National Government consult Chambers on almost every aspect of town life which can only be to the advantage of the town. We have also represented the town at a number of meetings and seminars concerned with development and help for businesses in the area.
Our committee members are:
Richard Cumming (Chairman) Tel: 01747 835544 email Richard
Robin Ives (Vice Chairman) Tel: 01747 855334 email Robin
Geoff Davies (Treasurer/Webmaster) Tel: 01252 549738 email Geoff
Amanda Ives Tel: 01747 855334 email Amanda
Noel Rigby Tel: 01747 835200 email Noel
Rob Setchell Tel: 01747 822775 email Rob
Matt Ward Tel: 01747 833682 email Matt
Keith Wareham Tel: 0792 154 8609 email Keith
Helen Lickerish Tel: 01747 833737 email Helen
Simon Reeves Tel: 0777 839 4054 email Simon
Co-opted members are:
Cllr David Walsh (Town Council) Tel: 01747 825161 email David
Cllr Belinda Ridout (Town Council) Tel: 01747 825161 email Belinda
Our current officers (elected at the AGM) are:
President/Chairman – Richard Cumming (Interim)
Vice-Chairman – Robin Ives
Treasurer & Webmaster – Geoff Davies
Our secretary is Julie Cousins email Julie
If you have any thoughts or comments we look forward to hearing from you.