The Chamber Voice - November Edition
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Chamber President:
David Clarke

It has been another exciting and busy month here at the Chamber with the Chamber Ball taking place at Sopwell House last Saturday with the marvellous Co-Jones filling the dance floor and our thought provoking breakfast earlier in the month kindly sponsored by Aitchison Rafety who provided a very informative overview on the St Albans and District property market.  Whilst their excellent presentation gave the usual flavour for current supply, demand and purchase costs and rental yields in both residential and commercial property, it was noticeable that one particular element of the presentation caught the attention of the gathered audience - the availability of good quality commercial premises within the St Albans traditional business footprint.
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Launch of SA Law's Legal Apprenticeship Scheme

I am extremely pleased to announce the launch of our Legal Apprenticeship Scheme. This will see two bright and dynamic A Level school leavers join SA Law to become qualified legal executives.

SA Law’s pioneering scheme encompasses a blend of full time work with part time study to provide candidates with the necessary experience and qualifications for a career in the legal profession, without the burden of university tuition fees.

Industry feedback recognises SA Law as a leading regional law firm, and we are proud to be the only law firm in the region to offer this legal apprenticeship.
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Dylans The Kings Arms
Exclusive Tasting

Dylan’s have an Exclusive Business Private Tasting TODAY 16:00 to 19:30 and below our flyer for Chamber members wishing to buy wine, beer or hampers from us this Christmas for their clients or staff.
They are an independent business located in George Street, St Albans and will have a range of products 
available to taste on the day and hampers on display for pre-ordering. 
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A big thank you to our Chamber Ball sponsors:
51 Pegasus
SA Law
Clydesdale Bank
Principal Chauffeurs
Canopy Law
Riverside Insurance
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Chamber Christmas Cocktails
Wed 9th Dec at 5.30pm

Come join us for Christmas cocktails at the Brickyard on Wednesday 9th. Tickets are only £10 (+VAT) per person and include hot canapes, mulled wine, presecco and of course networking. 

We hope to see many of you there, remember to bring some colleagues or clients along with you too! 

Last years cocktails...
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New partnership: Becky Adlington's SwimStars and Everyone Active

Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch, joined a host of Olympic athletes, including Double Olympic gold medal winner Rebecca Adlington OBE, former World Champion Mark Foster and 2004 bronze Olympic medallist Steve Parry, to celebrate 125 years of school swimming lessons in St Alban's this week.

The event was held at sports and leisure operator Everyone Active’s Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, in St Albans, and marked the beginning of an exciting new partnership between sister company Becky Adlington's SwimStars and Everyone Active, as both parties look to drive school swimming forward in the future.
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15 year milestone for member Amthal Fire & Security

Amthal is celebrating 15 years since its launch, with a fun filled downloadable infographic showcasing its evolving fast-growing journey towards becoming a fire and security specialist.
Launched in 2000 by close friends John Allam and Paul Rosenthal and later joined by John’s brother Jamie, all St Albans born and bred, Amthal now has 40 members in the team, with over half the staff coming from the local community.
Says Jamie: “It’s amazing to reach our 15th anniversary, and it’s an extra special to celebrate on a local level, with the three director’s together with at least half the team being born and raised in St Albans, and attending the schools, doctors’ surgeries and shops that we now look after.
“We wanted to celebrate this special milestone with our staff and clients together with the Chamber, to say thank you for their support and build on our strong track record of success.  The infographic was really developed to portray our professional milestones but also show the fun we have had on our journey – who knew we would be a matchmaking service along the way!”
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