Goodwille are active members of the Chambers of Commerce for our core markets. Last year we reinstated our Partner Membership with the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce to strengthen our position in the Norwegian business community. In early 2019, our Marketing Manager James Service joined the Council of the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce to work more closely together with the Chamber to further support its important mission and role for the Norwegian business community in the UK.
In this interview with James, he shares his thoughts about taking a seat on the Council of the NBCC and the important roles of international Chambers of Commerce!
Why did you join the Council of the NBCC?
I think it’s an exciting time to be part of the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce! There has been a new sense of energy in the Chamber over the past 18 months and there is real opportunity for development and growth in the NBCC. I really look forward to being part of the journey!
There were three reasons why I chose to join the NBCC Council;
- My experience and the value I can offer the Chamber
- My own personal development
- Goodwille investment (to get an understanding as to the direction of the Chamber)
What knowledge and experience do you bring to the Council and the Chamber?
I have been marketing the Goodwille brand into the Nordic region for about 10 years. There is a direct link between the work I do in my job at Goodwille and the areas I can support the Chamber with. I think with my personal connections and the experience I have working across the marketing mix (especially with websites, social media and event organising), we can spread the message further and ensure more companies benefit from joining the NBCC.
How do you think it will benefit you to be on the Council?
It’s great experience for me to sit around the table with people who have such a wealth of experience. I sit on the Council with people from KBR and DNB, among other. When you are regularly in an environment with people who have this level of experience it can only benefit you both personally and professionally.
Why is it important for Goodwille to have a representative on the Council of the NBCC?
I chose to join the Council mainly for my own personal development. However Goodwille puts a significant investment, both time and financially into all the Nordic Chambers, and it’s important for us to get an understanding as to the direction they are moving.
Why should companies get involved with Chambers of Commerce?
The NBCC offers a great platform for members to spread the message about their company. It’s a great context to be seen in, especially if you have Norwegian-British ties. Through direct introductions, industry leading events and networking opportunities, you never really know who you will meet. The NBCC provides the platform for you to meet new people, and if you have the resource to make the most of it, it will undoubtedly benefit you and your business.
Interested in knowing more about the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce? Read about their membership options, business and networking opportunities and upcoming events on the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce’s website.