30th March 2012
Dear Members, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce is implementing a small increase in Membership costs from _April 1st 2012.
Richard Wright, Executive Director explained. -Over the last 5 years we have undergone the same cost increases that have affected everybody, and up until now we have chosen to absorb those costs, freezing our prices for the good of businesses in this city. During that period we have moved into what is now a loss making situation which is obviously unsustainable. In the last 12 months we have been able to deliver massive cost savings and at the same time have completely reviewed our overall offer to members. We are absolutely confident that our services offer real value for money and are very much focused on delivering success through them. During the next few weeks we will once again be talking to you as members to try to ensure that you get the maximum possible value from your membership. We know from experience that it is possible for any business in this city to get back more than its membership costs by using our services, adding to their own bottom line and effectively turning the lobbying, brand association and networking events into free added extras. For any additional information regarding membership costs, please call 0114 201 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.