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Viridor becomes patron of Barnstaple & District Chamber of Commerce

22nd November 2017

Viridor, one of the UK’s biggest recycling and renewable energy companies, has joined forces with the Barnstaple & District Chamber of Commerce, becoming a patron to support its efforts as a powerful voice for the business community.

Viridor’s Head of Sales (South West) Sarah Joy said the company, part of the FTSE 250 Exeter-based Pennon Group, was excited about the partnership.

She said: “Viridor and the Chamber clearly both have the same goal in terms of supporting local businesses and the community and the passion on both sides to achieve this is evident.

“Viridor’s support will allow the Chamber to give greater value to its events and its members.

“It will give Viridor the opportunity to reach a wide audience of businesses and to help support their waste and recycling requirements, allowing us to work together and embrace the opportunities of the circular economy.”

Sarah added Viridor had also committed to supporting North Devon-based charity, The Calvert Trust, a Chamber member which enables people with disabilities to benefit from outdoor activities in the countryside.

Chamber President Trudi Spratt: “We are delighted that Viridor is supporting the Barnstaple & District Chamber of Commerce as patrons.

“The Chamber Board looks forward to working in partnership with Viridor, as we recognise that having a company of this calibre will open up opportunities with our member businesses in the area.

“It will also enable the Chamber to deliver more effective and efficient support to our members, as the Viridor purpose and values are so closely allied to the Chamber’s aim of ‘Building a stronger business community. Together’.”

Chamber Vice President Paula Byers said that, as a patron, Viridor would act as an ambassador for the Chamber, working in partnership with it and sharing its expert knowledge of waste management and recycling.

She said the financial support the partnership provided would enable the Chamber to offer more free and subsidised events. These included networking, Meet the Neighbour events which involved other Chambers, promotional events, member spotlights and skills-based opportunities and chamber clinics which offered advice on subjects such as finance and data protection.

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