Monday, December 14, 2015

News: Chamber confirm president elect

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Lisa Pogson of Rotherham-based Airmaster Air Conditioning Ltd will become Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce's president next year.

Paul Jagger MBE was appointed as president for a two year term of office this time last year, with Lisa Pogson appointed as a new vice-president.

Following November's annual general meeting, the chamber has confirmed Airmaster's resources director as president elect who will become Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce's President during Autumn 2016.

Lisa joined the chamber as a member in 2011, and has since become a member of Representation Council, Chair of the Chambers Audit & Finance Committee and also an active member of the Women in Business group. A former Rotherham College student and lecturer, Lisa is a STEM ambassador, promoting engineering to the future workforce, and is heavily involved with innovative Rotherham-based literacy charity, Grimm & Co.

Based at Swallownest, Airmaster design, install and maintain bespoke, energy efficient heating and air conditioning systems for a range of market sectors. In 1992, turnover was £80k – now turnover is £5m.

Lisa said: "As president elect, I aim to continue to raise the profile of the Chamber locally. I am very proud to represent our members and show the positive role of women on Boards."

Andrew Denniff, chief executive at Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, added: "I am delighted that Lisa has committed to becoming our president in 2016 and her unanimous appointment as our "president elect" at the recent AGM reflects the high regard our members have for her. I look forward to working closely with her over the next few months, during what will be an exciting but challenging time for everyone here at the chamber."

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