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19th June 2020

The letter from Her Majesty, Patron of the British Chambers of Commerce, comes as businesses across the UK are reopening and adjusting to a new normal.

The letter reads:

“At a time of great difficulty for many, it is heart-warming to see the civic response and generosity of so many businesses, small and large, to the challenges posed, whether supporting the health sector or vulnerable communities.”

 Her Majesty also recognised the contribution Chambers of Commerce and their members have made during the pandemic:

“As Patron of the British Chambers of Commerce, it gives me great pride to see the contribution you and your members are making to help firms, champion trade and rebuild communities.”

 Welcoming the letter, BCC President Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith said:

“The Queen’s personal message of support will be a huge morale boost to our business communities at this complex and sensitive time.

“We are grateful that Her Majesty has recognised the crucial role Chambers of Commerce play supporting businesses and communities through the pandemic, and as we restart, rebuild and renew the economy.”

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO Paul Britton said:

“I am incredibly proud to share this message from Her Majesty the Queen, offering support to businesses as they reopen, and praising the contribution Chambers of Commerce across the UK are making to help firms, champion trade and rebuild communities. This message from Windsor Castle serves as a huge boost to morale for Chamber employees, members and all contributors to exceptional work across the Thames Valley during the crisis and challenging and searching times.”

The full letter can be seen here –