Stevenage Borough Council sign on to support the ‘Let’s Keep the Heart in Hertfordshire’ Campaign

Posted on by Sarah Castleman-Turner of Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce

Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce are delighted to announce that Stevenage Borough Council have signed on to support the ‘Let’s Keep the Heart in Hertfordshire’ campaign.

The initiative was launched earlier this year, setting out a number of goals to highlight opportunities for Herts based businesses, and showcase that the county is open for enterprise and innovation.

Stevenage Borough Council join the Hertfordshire Growth Board, who announced in May that they were to champion this campaign, evidencing the strength of collaboration between public and private sector leaders in support of this important initiative. Briege Leahy, Chief Executive of Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce said:

“Herts Chamber is delighted to have Stevenage Borough Council’s support with the Keep the Heart in Herts campaign.
In the months since this campaign was launched, we have been shown incredible support and received some excellent case studies of our members #KeepingtheHeartinHertfordshire.
We hope to keep helping our County to bounce back and invite those interested in supporting the campaign to get involved and spread the news that Hertfordshire is thriving.”
Cllr Lloyd Briscoe, Portfolio Holder for Enterprise, Economy and Transport at Stevenage Borough Council said:

“Stevenage Borough Council is delighted in supporting Hertfordshire Chambers of Commerce’s ‘Let’s Keep the Heart in Hertfordshire’ campaign to support Stevenage and businesses across the county to recover and re-build, in what has been a challenging year for many. Enterprise and innovation is at the epicentre of Stevenage’s dynamic economy and great to see further investment from the Chamber to further support both residents and businesses to grow and flourish. The campaign supports a number of key aims for the council in encouraging organisations to “buy local” and support local supply chains. We are keen for Stevenage businesses to access the wide number of commercial opportunities that are open to them to facilitate recovery and growth and make Stevenage Even Better.”

Another element of this campaign has been the launch of the ‘ConnectHerts’ community, a platform designed specifically to enable Chamber members to meet with other local companies online. This community allows Herts Chamber members to: make local connections, share best practice, facilitate introductions, find county-based contracts requiring suppliers, talent & services, and to promote local opportunities to help ensure that we ‘Keep the Heart in Hertfordshire’.

Chamber members are invited to attend an online workshop on 29th July, to learn how to best utilise this platform. Places can be registered here.

Find out more about this campaign and other upcoming Herts Chamber events on the website.
Companies and organisations interested in supporting the should contact or visit the website.

#LetsKeeptheHeartinHertfordshire #KeeptheHeartinHerts