Her Majesty The Queen has written a letter of encouragement as businesses reopen, praising the contribution of Chambers of Commerce and members across the UK and around the world in helping firms, championing trade and rebuilding communities at a time of great difficulty.
The letter from Her Majesty, Patron of the British Chambers of Commerce, came as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited local businesses in Norfolk to hear about their experiences of the pandemic and how they are beginning to return to a new normal.
The letter reads:
“At a time of great difficulty for many, it is heart-warming to see the civic response and generosity of so many businesses, small and large, to the challenges posed, whether supporting the health sector or vulnerable communities.”
Her Majesty also recognised the contribution Chambers of Commerce and their members have made during the pandemic:
“As Patron of the British Chambers of Commerce, it gives me great pride to see the contribution you and your members are making to help firms, champion trade and rebuild communities.”
Welcoming the letter, BCC President Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith said:
“The Queen’s personal message of support will be a huge morale boost to our business communities at this complex and sensitive time.
“We are grateful that Her Majesty has recognised the crucial role Chambers of Commerce play supporting businesses and communities through the pandemic, and as we restart, rebuild and renew the economy.”
A full copy of Her Majesty’s letter appears below: