Sheffield Chamber of Commerce has made two appointments to
strengthen its existing team.
Julie Hardwick has been appointed as business account manager
and Alison Tilley has taken on the role of events coordinator.
Julie, who lives in Rotherham, will work closely with Chamber
members, ensuring they get value from their membership and that
their needs are met, providing information about events, training
courses and networking opportunities.
She will work with a wide variety of member businesses from new
start-ups to international organisations, covering sectors from
manufacturing and law firms to creative and digital.
Julie, who has 20 years experience in the financial sector as a
commercial manager, joins Sheffield Chamber after spending two
years at Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber as a business development
Julie said: "I'm looking forward to working with a variety of
Chamber members in the Sheffield City Region. The business
community is facing many challenges in the current economic climate
and it is about maximising all opportunities that are available,
making sure they add value to their products and services,
ultimately helping my members businesses grow. By working closely
with them, I hope to help them achieve this."
Alison, who is providing maternity cover, will support the
coordination of the Chamber's busy yearly events programme, which
includes member networking events, forum meetings, the Global
Manufacturing Festival and the hugely popular Sheffield Business
She will be involved in all elements of event coordination, from
sourcing a venue, managing delegate lists, sourcing speakers and
providing support during the events themselves.
The 23 year old, who graduated from Sheffield Hallam University
last summer with an Events Management degree, spent a year working
at an events management company in Birmingham as part of her
Alison, who is originally from Wolverhampton but now lives in
Nether Edge, Sheffield, said: "The Sheffield Chamber's vast and
diverse events programme provides many opportunities for members
and non members alike, so it's great to be a part of coordinating
them. There are many elements to organising events, which means
that not one day is ever the same."