I do hope you are all well.
May I kindly inform you that I will be leaving Bournemouth Council, as the Council have kindly accepted my request for voluntary redundancy.
My final day at the Council will be on Friday the 10th November. I have worked, enjoyed and endeavoured to serve you all, to the best of my ability, as a good officer of Bournemouth Borough Council for the last 18 years. It is time for me to move on, and start a new chapter in my life, my partner and I have great plans for the future, and the true adage goes, never say “If only!”
I have dealt with literally thousands of requests for help, guidance and information from businesses over the years, I always said I love my job, it’s unique, I deal with the Business Community”, because my remit was to help indigenous businesses, helping to remove barriers to growth, and Bournemouth truly is, going from strength to strength.
I am so pleased that the business relationships with many of you, have developed into friendships, if I had a legacy I would want it to be that, “Chris Kelu at the Council, always cared, was always passionate about his work, in wanting to help all businesses to the best of his ability”. One of the proudest moments of my career was recently when, I was awarded my Honorary Lifetime Membership of Bournemouth Chamber, because it was awarded by Bournemouth Chamber on behalf of the Business Community for all my work, help and advice over the years, on receiving it I was very humbled and proud.
Finally, I thank you for all your kindness and friendships towards me, and I really do you wish you a prosperous future, with health and much good luck.
From all of us at Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce “You will be missed, but we will see you at some social events in the future we hope. Thank you for all your help over the past years”