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Launch of Hertfordshire Business Alliance

PUBLISHED: 13:19 18 March 2011 | UPDATED: 20:40 20 February 2013

MORE than 1,000 companies are set to join networking forces with the launch of the Hertfordshire Business Alliance.

MORE than 1,000 companies are set to join networking forces with the launch of the Hertfordshire Business Alliance.

The alliance is a partnership between business that are currently members of the Chambers of Commerce in both Watford and St Albans as well as those associated with Watford Football Club.

During what are testing economic circumstances, the trio of organisations have committed themselves to broadening the number of potential revenue streams their members are able to come into contact with.

Watford Mayor Dorothy Thornhill, along with her St Albans counterpart Maxine Crawley, has given her backing to the initiative. Maxine said, This is a very exciting link. Partnerships and sharing of best practice are the way forward and Im thrilled that St Albans and Watford are leading the way with such a positive initiative.

Graham Lane, President of St Albans and District Chamber of Commerce, added, I am delighted that we have been able to create an alliance with Watford Chamber of Commerce and Watford Football Club and I am sure it will be very beneficial to our members.

Member companies are set to meet under a common banner, with a number of networking events planned for the year ahead.

The organisation leaders will also recommend to its members that preferential rates are offered to fellow Hertfordshire Business Alliance members.

Raj Athwal, Watford Football Clubs Head of Corporate Sales, said, Sharing best practice and simply putting more influential business people in touch with one another are our key aims and we appreciate that businesses are finding the current economic climate tough.

The idea that we could between us increase our reach and effect was the starting point for bringing three key partners under one name.

Roger Gagan, Chief Executive of Watford Chamber of Commerce, added, We are delighted to be part of this new and exciting venture which brings together three successful organisations with the aim of increasing business for our members.

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