Peter Carey recently chaired the inaugural Rochdale Business Forum which took part earlier in 2015 at Rochdale Rugby Union Football Club and Business Club.
Over 125 delegates representing various businesses and business networking organisations operating in Rochdale Borough including BNI, Credo, Castleton Business Forum, The Rochdale and Greater Manchester Chambers of Commerce and hosts, Rochdale RUFC Business Club were in attendance.
Speakers at the Business Forum including Councillor Richard Farnell, Leader of Rochdale Council, Sharron Robson, Director of Procurement at STaR (Stockport, Trafford and Rochdale Procurement) Chris Stern, local Business rating expert and President Elect of Rochdale Chamber of Commerce plus Tom Leader from Sale Sharks before an energetic and amusing presentation by motivational speaker Malcolm Gallagher from Biz Vision.
Peter Carey commented:
"The object of the Forum is to bring various networking groups together to speak with one voice and carry greater weight in what they say to the Local Authority and the various Agencies with whom the business people of Rochdale need to interact. We aim to try to ensure that wealth and employment opportunities are retained in the Borough and to regenerate the business outlook for the hardworking business and townspeople of Rochdale."