Posted on September 12, 2018 by staff

Chamber of Commerce boss set for Lancashire event


The woman in charge of East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce is the latest confirmed speaker for BusinessCloud’s event on the county’s burgeoning tech sector.

Miranda Barker replaced long-serving chief executive Mike Damms at the helm of the Chamber and will be speaking at our event ‘Lancashire’s Untold Digital Story’ on November 14.

Damms retired in 2017 after 23 years at the helm.

Barker joins a stellar line-up of speakers including Utiligroup CEO Matthew Hirst; Stephen Johnson, co-founder and director, ROQ; Michael Gibson, chair, Digital Lancashire; Mark Crabtree, founder, AMS Neve; and Gary Hall, chief executive, Chorley Council.

Lancashire has reinvented itself from the days when it employed 440,000 people and produced half of the world’s cotton: these days the county is leading the charge in the world of digital and technology.

Earlier this year Lancashire underlined its ambitions with the launch of the UK’s first Digital Skills Partnership, which identified improving skill levels as a top priority and saw Google commit to train 1,000 people and businesses through its Google Digital Garage programme.

Lancashire is now at the vanguard of the digital revolution, from universities bridging the gap between the classroom and the business world; state-of the-art companies at the cutting edge of technology; to proactive local authorities.

BusinessCloud’s half-day conference ‘Lancashire’s untold digital story’ – will open up all aspects of the county’s digital story and see what the future looks like.