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Introducing Our 2019 Chamber Executive Board

We began to introduce the Chamber Board to our members in our last newsletter and as promised, this month I take great pleasure in introducing Paul Thompson and Efe Ohwofasa.

Both longstanding members of the Executive Board, both Paul and Efe have contributed countless hours in their roles as volunteer Executive Directors. 

Paul took over as leading the Chamber events team organising all of the large events in the BCTC calendar such as the Presidents Dinner and AGM, The Baron of Beef Dinner and of course the Christmas Party.

Efe is an expert business trainer who leads on organising the Chamber training events, the next one being our new Lunch & Learn event at Basepoint Business Centre on Thursday 19th September from 12 noon (BOOK HERE).

When Paul and Efe are not wearing their Chamber hats, both run their own successful businesses in and around Bournemouth. 

Paul has over ten years of experience in the hospitality industry and holds a Diploma in Management Studies ( Finance) from Bournemouth University before he changed career and is now a professional photographer
(www.oakphotography.co.uk) who works nationwide.

PAUL THOMPSON

With a background in wildlife photography, Paul now regularly covers corporate events, music gigs and festivals including stage work, award ceremonies, networking events and parties with high profile people, along with sporting events, airshows product,  profile shots, family and pets.  He is an approved photographer for agents in food and high-end property with published work in both national and local press as well as social media, magazines and websites for both small and large businesses.

Paul is also Charity Partner, ambassador and photographer for The Dorset Children’s’ Foundation plus photographer for Help 4 Homeless Veterans.

If you would like to chat about your photography requirements please contact Paul via paul@oakphotography.co.uk.

Efe is an expert business trainer and marketing consultant who leads on
organising the Chamber training events, the next one being our new Lunch & Learn event at Basepoint Business Centre on Thursday 19th September from 12 noon (BOOK HERE).

EFE OHWOFASA

He is an award-winning entrepreneur, professional speaker, CEO of Focus
Guru Consultancy,  the UK firm that specialises  in using effective
business coaching, dynamic presentations, and interactive workshops to
help professionals, business owners, and executives to significantly
increase their performance, employee productivity, and bottom-line
profitability.

His clients include numerous professional service
businesses, business leaders and small to mid-size organisations. If you
would like to contact Efe to discuss your personal or business needs, please
visit Efe at www.FocusGuru.com or email efe@focusguru.com.

Next months introduction will shine the spotlight on our Chamber Vice Presidents, Heather Martyn and Steve Bicknell.

We are always seeking volunteers to join the Chamber Board as Executive Directors.  If you are interested in joining us in our mission to build a better business community then please email execofficer@bournemouthchamber.org.uk for more information.

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