Wigan entrepreneur Nichola Howard has been announced as Vice President of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Wigan division.
Her first job in her new role will be to take the helm of the 2019 Business Expo Wigan, which will be held at DW Stadium on November 13.
In her new role Nichola, who is the founder of Atherton-based Launch Events North West, will be championing business in the borough – in particular, her interests of local business working together and females in business.
Nichola will be judging Wigan Business Awards and will be including Wigan’s female networking group, Fubhub, in the Expo, where the group will be hosting networking sessions throughout the event.
Nichola said: ”I am delighted to be in a strong position to support my fellow local businesses and am looking forward to providing a strong voice for Chamber members in Wigan together with Phil Eckersley, the current local president. I will also be working closely with the Wigan Council to make positive changes in the area.
“I founded Launch Events North West as I strongly believe that great business is based on relationships and wanting to support each other - so it is great to be able to do this on a regional basis through my role as vice president.”
Launch Events North West specialises in helping businesses find new customers through events and creative media and has worked collaboratively with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce for the last six years.
Diane Elebert-Morgan, Regional Manager for Bolton and Wigan at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, added: “We are excited that Nichola will be taking on this new regional role. Nichola has been a proactive member of the Wigan and Leigh business community for more than six years and we know she will be supportive of businesses in the borough to help them thrive.”
For more information on Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce go to www.gmchamber.co.uk and on Launch Events NW and the 2019 Business Expo Wigan go to www.launcheventsnw.co.uk
PHOTO: Nichola Howard (front of the line and pitch in the background) pictured at DW Stadium with Fubhub members – a women in business networking group.