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6 . Glasgow Business April/May 2016


Framework


Knowing the risks G


»Chamber sets up infrastructure body to probe resilience


lasgow Chamber of Commerce is seting up an Infrastructure Commission to review


and report on one of the key challenges to business operations in the city. Te new group, to be chaired


by Chamber President Neil Amner, will look at the current state of infrastructure and highlight current and potential problems and advise on how these could be tackled. Te group is being formed


following an increasing number of issues emerging including those concerning the Clyde Tunnel, rail improvements, other transport issues and flooding. Stuart Patrick, Chief Executive


of Glasgow Chamber, said: “A group of members is being convened effectively to evolve a risk register for Glasgow’s


Chamber to discuss new city economic strategy


Glasgow Chamber’s Council of Directors will be discussing the City Council’s new Economic Strategy at its meeting in May. Papers were sent out in


March providing some outline details of the strategy following meetings between Stuart Patrick, Chief Executive of Glasgow Chamber, and senior Council officials. The new strategy is building on the work done by the Glasgow Economic Leadership Board and its workstreams and will include new details in areas such as Skills and Sector Growth.


infrastructure from a business perspective. So we will constantly then be in a position to review the health and conditions of items of infrastructure which we view to be of real significance to the city. Notably, the obvious one at the minute is the Clyde Tunnel but issues around digital infrastructure, power systems, flooding and congestion on the roads will all be covered.” Glasgow City Council now


has a Chief Resilience Officer – Alastair Brown – and Glasgow has already qualified as one of the first 30 of the 100 resilient cities as recognised in international work pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. Mr Patrick added: “Tere is a


body of work already there that helps to set the framework but this is the business base taking a view on its own sense of risk.”


Member benefit Chamber private medical insurance


Glasgow Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with AXA PPP Healthcare to offer all Chamber members access to affordable private medical insurance with unique benefits in the form of the Chamber Business Choice Healthcare package. In today’s competitive work


environment, running a successful business is greatly dependent on a healthy and motivated team. Time off work due to sickness can be costly with not only direct financial implications to account for, but also team morale and performance may suffer due to increased workloads and demands on other members of the team.


The Chamber Business Choice


Healthcare package could help to reduce sickness absence by providing early access to investigation and,


Chamber President Neil Amner


where necessary, treatment to help your employees make an early recovery and return to health – and back to work. If you take out the Chamber Business Healthcare plan for yourself and your business, AXA PPP Healthcare will give you either a 10 per cent cashback on premiums when


you join and at each renewal, or a 50 per cent discount on your Chamber membership for three years.


FIND OUT MORE Call AXA PPP Healthcare on 0800 38 77 54 or visit www.axappphealthcare. co.uk/chambers-home


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