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New Year Brings New Chairperson for Business Forum


The Bridgend Business Forum is delighted to welcome Ian Jessopp, Managing Director at kksolutions, as its new chairperson.

Ian, who was previously vice-chair, has succeeded Alison Hoy, Chief Executive at Berry Smith Lawyers, who stepped down after just over three years in the role.

Supported by Bridgend County Borough Council, the business forum acts as a voice for local businesses. It represents companies of all sizes and across all sectors and currently has a membership of 663 organisations.

Commenting on his new role, Ian Jessopp said:

“I am delighted to take over from Alison as Chair of the Bridgend Business Forum. I have been involved with the forum since its inception seven years ago and I’ve witnessed its growth year on year. I have seen first-hand, the positive impact the forum has had on the business community in the Bridgend area.

“I am confident we will see membership of the forum grow again this year and we already have a full programme of business events and training sessions scheduled for local businesses throughout 2016. I am looking forward to my term as chairperson and I look forward to offering my full support to its future growth and development.”