Wesleyan Bank have joined the Chamber as Patron members!

Posted 04 January 2018 | 0 Comments

West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce are delighted to announce that Wesleyan Bank have joined us as Patron members.

The Chambers team of now 5 Patron and 13 Strategic Members, has grown from strength to strength over the past year; Wesleyan Bank will play a key role in ensuring that our membership base is further supported by our Patron and Strategic Members, as well as raising awareness for their services and brand.

Wesleyan Assurance Society has had the interests of its members at its core since it was founded in Birmingham in 1841. Since 1990 Wesleyan Bank, part of the Wesleyan Group of companies, has been providing commercial finance for businesses to provide a foundation for growth as well as short-term cash flow funding solutions. Since 2015, Wesleyan Bank has doubled its net lending to SMEs and professions, enabling hundreds of businesses to pay for necessary assets over time, while reaping the benefits of new equipment and technology.

Not previously members of the WCNW Chamber of Commerce, Wesleyan Bank have solidified their partnership with the Chamber by joining immediately as Patron Members. In the upcoming months, Wesleyan Bank will begin to play a key role in our ‘Young Chamber’ programme- a vital element of our strategic vision (Vision 2021). Young Chamber is a scheme that aims to bridge the gap between businesses and schools, helping the students gain from work placements, interview training and much more, as well as helping the participating businesses meet Corporate Social Responsibility requirements and providing connection to potential work placements and future employees.

A vital aim of Young Chamber is to raise awareness of each companies’ industry, and the skills that the students will require to enter it. This is a key feature in ensuring that we highlight a variety of different sectors to young people, giving them a pathway into both apprenticeships and University when they leave high school.

Paul Slapa, Head of Direct Sales, said: ‘We’re excited to be working with the WCNW Chamber of Commerce. Based locally ourselves, we’re keen to support businesses in the area to build a strong financial foundation for growth. Investing in new assets can often be the best way to boost revenues, attract and retain customers and strengthen a business’ competitive position and we want to provide the ongoing support that many businesses in West Cheshire and North Wales require, whether from a short-term cash flow perspective or longer-term needs.’

Colin Brew, Chief Executive Officer of the West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce said: “By becoming Patron Members, Wesleyan Bank have forged the strongest possible partnership with the Chamber and we are excited to work closely with Paul, Becky and the team throughout 2018, especially on our upcoming Young Chamber programme.
2018 is set to be an exciting year for the Chamber and its members and we are thrilled that Wesleyan Bank will be a part of this.”