Greater Manchester Chamber Celebrates 230th Birthday

Date: 18/06/2024
Author: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Company: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 230th anniversary with a special celebration event last week. Sponsors, members and staff joined together at the Chamber’s Elliot House headquarters in the heart of the city centre to mark some of the key milestones of the Chamber and the region. The Chamber can trace its history back to the founding of the Manchester Commercial Society in 1794 and today is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the country, representing all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester, and businesses further a field. 

The Chamber's Chief Executive, Clive Memmott OBE, spoke and thanked members for their ongoing support, reminding us of the deep and rich history of Greater Manchester Chamber and our city region. The Chamber was also joined by past Presidents and Chairs who have supported, facilitated and driven the business forward in more recent years. 

Lucy Mulligan, Head of Marketing at Greater Manchester Chamber, said: “This was a wonderful celebration of over two centuries of representing local businesses. I’d like to thank all our Birthday Partners who helped to make this event such a success. We were not just celebrating our own birthday but also the achievements of the entire business community.

“Although the area we now call Greater Manchester has changed beyond recognition over the past 230 years, we continue to act as the voice of business, highlighting the key issues affecting our members. This event was not just about acknowledging our long history, but also looking forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead.

"The Chamber looks ahead to the significant development of Greater Manchester as a region, with the new trailblazer devolution deal, a potential new government leading the UK, and of course, our Mayor re-elected for a third term. It's never been a better time to do business in Greater Manchester - and the Chamber is a key part of the eco-system to deliver this."

You can view the full list of the Chamber's Birthday Partners here.