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Renfrewshire welcomes UK wide Chamber network

Renfrewshire welcomes UK wide Chamber network

Renfrewshire Chamber recently welcomed Chief Exec’s from across the accredited Chamber network for their 1st Chief Exec’ Residential of 2013 held at Mar Hall in early March.

This is the 1st time the high profile group have met in Renfrewshire and the pleasant weather ensured the visitors saw the area at its best. With CEOs from as far afield as Plymouth and Inverness, the coming together gives the Chambers from across the network the opportunity to share ideas and best practice and discuss future opportunities. Items discussed included policy, the international Chamber network, affiliation, and the potential business impact of Independence.

Commenting on the successful event Renfrewshire Chamber CEO Bob Davidson said “…it was a pleasure hosting fellow Chief Exec’s from around the whole of the UK right here in Renfrewshire, Mar Hall was a wonderful venue. Our President Tom Johnston gave the welcome speech at the dinner focusing on how the chamber has grown and developed and the work we are doing in areas such as with young people, and Renfrewshire as a place to do business with examples of some of the great companies based here.”

 

About Renfrewshire Chamber: Est. in 1964, based at Glasgow Airport in Paisley and with just under 600 members. It is the area’s main business organisation and holds dozens of events every year providing members with the opportunity to network & learn. In addition the well-connected Chamber provides members with a range of products, services and marketing channels designed to help them grow & prosper. For more info on the Chamber please visit www.renfrewshirechamber.com

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Renfrewshire Provost Presents £22,000 Cheque For MS Sufferers

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Multiple Sclerosis sufferers in Renfrewshire are to benefit from more than £22,000 which was raised by this year’s Provost’s Charity Ball.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Celia Lawson presented a cheque for £22,722.04 to Glenda McKenzie of MS Society Scotland.

The massive total was raised at the ball which was held at Mar Hall Hotel, Bishopton, in November.

The ball featured a charity auction which included a full set of Harry Potter books signed by JK Rowling, which alone raised £3,500, a holiday for four, VIP tickets to see Runrig in concert and an overnight stay at Mar Hall.

Provost Celia Lawson said: “The ball was a great night but what made it extra special was the knowledge that all the proceeds were going to such a worthwhile cause.

“MS affects a larger proportion of people in Scotland than in many other countries so there are sadly many people whose lives are affected by it. I am delighted that through the generosity of all the guests we have raised such a fantastic amount which will go towards supporting MS sufferers within our community.”

Glenda MacKenzie, Fundraising Manager, MS Society Scotland, said: “The MS Society Scotland is absolutely delighted to accept this cheque following the wonderful fund raising efforts of the Provost and her team. All the money will be used to benefit people in the Renfrewshire area who are affected by MS.”

Stats for website during Paisley Express article

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The stats for Thursday when the Paisley Daily Express done their article on the Paisley.org.uk website was substantial especially since the warm weather has been around the stats as they do every year fall a wee bit “and as soon as it rains the stats go back to our normal 14,000 plus each day for visits.

Stats:

Page Views:

28/5/2008 Wednesday 11,984
29/5/2008 Thursday 12,724
30/5/2008 Friday 11,504

The unique visits are normally around the 1,500 mark “that’s new people coming to the website” but as you see this week has been incredible.

26/5/2008 Monday 3,139
27/5/2008 Tuesday 3,554
28/5/2008 Wednesday 3,105
29/5/2008 Thursday 3,108
30/5/2008 Friday 1,901

So as you see the article didn’t make such an impression in one day as I thought it would, however I am sure it is due to the lovely weather we have been having and once the rain returns the stats will break all the current records we currently have on the website so far the unique visits are double that of normal and are well way ahead of current expectations which is amazing..

So once again thanks to all our visitors and if you know anyone who would benefit from advertising on the Paisley website then please put them in touch with us.