Greater Manchester Chamber in Trafford

The Trafford Team

Trafford hosts a series of Action for Business Forums which are free to Chamber members.

The Forums are a great networking opportunity for businesses to get to know each other, learn about key issues impacting on the business environment and give their views about the critical topics of the day. The Forums are held across the borough and are hosted by the Trafford President Andy Thompson of CBS Limited. The Trafford Vice President of the Chamber is Paul Winterbottom of The Alternative Board (Manchester West).

Andy also chairs the Trafford Business Group, a small number of Trafford based businesspeople, to agree themes for the Forums and ensure that Trafford issues are considered by the Chamber's Policy and Campaign Committee and main Chamber Council.

The key issues being raised by businesses in Trafford are:

  • Transport & Infrastructure - The delivery of the Trafford Park Tramline is of great importance to the development of the borough. We are talking to TFGM to ensure that the voice of business is heard in the planning and delivery of the new route, and the scheduling of services on it.

There is regular engagement with key stakeholders across the borough, including Trafford Council, Trafford College, local MPs, and businesses big and small.

If you'd like to get involved in Chamber activity in Trafford, contact Regional Membership Manager Reet Dhallu