THE countdown has started to the Chamber’s Christmas Lunch on Friday, December 8, which is one of the highlights of our events calendar.

Open to all businesses, this popular annual event is a wonderful opportunity to join directors, members, and other businesses to network and celebrate the business year.

With around 70 guests booked already, it will take place at the four-star Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel.

This event is ideal for rewarding your team at Christmas or, if you are a smaller company, being part of a festive celebration with other members of the business community.

It is an opportunity to make new friends and reconnect with existing contacts.

We are extremely grateful for the support from the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel as our event partner and sponsor of the drinks reception.

Likewise, SkyAdsmart’s support as event sponsor is most welcome.

We are delighted to announce that we will be supporting a wonderful veterans charity, Erskine, which aligns with our Armed Forces programme ChamberFORCE.

Prior to the Christmas lunch, we will be hosting a fantastic showcase event at Clyde Training Solutions (CTS) on Friday, November 17.

CTS has established itself as Scotland's leading provider of training for maritime, offshore, and renewables personnel.

This event is a great opportunity for businesses to enjoy a free networking breakfast, followed by a tour that will take in CTS’s helipad firefighting facility and training pool, featuring a full-size helicopter cockpit.

The Chamber has teamed up with Renfrewshire Business Network to host this collaborative event that will bring our networks together.

We are extremely grateful to CTS for supporting this event by hosting, as well as sponsoring the networking breakfast.

I would also like to remind all businesses about our weekly 'Joining the Dots' sessions, which are an opportunity for members – or anyone considering membership – to book a one-to-one session with the Chamber team (usually involving myself) to help us find out what more we can do for you.

The support on offer includes making introductions and referrals to other members and partners, helping to build a profile for your business via the Chamber’s communication channels, and exploring partnerships with the Chamber.

It is also a great opportunity to meet the Chamber team, let them know more about your business, and develop a positive, impactful relationship.

Join the vibrant Chamber community and unlock a world of opportunities for your business.

For membership information and event registration, visit, contact the Chamber at 0141 280 0272, or email