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Discounted corporate rates from Hilton Glasgow Hotel


As a Platinum Partner of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Hilton Glasgow is delighted to offer members of the Chamber the opportunity to access discounted corporate rates at the city’s premier business hotel. The preferred rate offers


20 per cent discount on the best available and fully flexible bed-and- breakfast rate, meaning you have the opportunity to cancel with no penalty up to 4pm on your day of arrival. Hilton Glasgow offers first- class facilities for the business


traveller, including: • 319 air-conditioned bedrooms, including 42 executive rooms and two suites • 16 meeting rooms, which can


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To access your preferred corporate rate ID number as a Glasgow Chamber of Commerce member please contact the membership team at membership@ glasgowchamberofcommerce.com or 0141 204 2121.


For more information on the hotel or any other Hilton Worldwide family hotel, please contact: Sarah Crossley, Director of Business Development, email: sarah.crossley@hilton.com


accommodate up to 1,000 delegates • Wi-Fi throughout the property • Fully equipped LivingWell health club with gym, swimming pool, sauna and steam room • Ocean Rooms Spa offering beauty treatments, massage, nail bar and hair salon • Restaurant, bar and lounge • Two floors of secure underground car parking – valet parking available on request.


Memorandum


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understanding with Jamaica


Glasgow and Jamaica have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at building mutual business links. The MoU between Jamaican


Promotions (JAMPRO), the Jamaican trade and investment promotion agency, and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Council for Development and Industry will seek to boost trade and investment. The


agreement was signed by Laurence Jones, Commercial Attaché at the Jamaican High Commission, London, with responsibility for JAMPRO’s European operations; Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council; Stuart Patrick, Chief Executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, and Professor Lesley Sawers, Chief Executive of SCDI. Her Excellency Aloun


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Association Last year, the City Centre Retail Association was established to provide a forum for city centre retailers to discuss issues and priorities to support a sector where Glasgow is ranked top in the UK outside of London. The City Centre Retail Association


is chaired by Paul Mitchell, General Manager, House of Frasers Glasgow and includes representation from city centre shopping malls, major retail chains and small/independent Glasgow retailers. Since its establishment, the


association has worked to progress activity on a range of areas, including


providing input to Glasgow City Council’s next City Centre Strategy (2013-2018); car parking; 2014 Commonwealth Games engagement; and promotion of the city centre including events programme and proactive marketing campaigns with Glasgow City Marketing Bureau.


FIND OUT MORE... The City Centre Retail Association is open to city centre retailers and if you would be interested in attending the quarterly meetings or would like any further information, email policy@ glasgowchamberofcommerce.com


Ndombet-Assamba, Jamaican High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, attended the signing ceremony and said: “My visit is geared towards deepening relations between the City of Glasgow and Jamaica, as well to encourage increased trade and investment.” Stuart Patrick said: “This


agreement is yet another example of Glasgow’s business community exploring the vast opportunities for trade which exist across the world. “There are already strong


links between Jamaica and Scottish companies, particularly in food and drink, and this can help them to expand. “Our member businesses will be able to utilise Jamaica as a way of gaining access to the whole of south central Caribbean and US economy.”


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