Elected Mayor campagn joy

Positive outcome: Daniel Fell, from Doncaster Chamber of Commerce, left, receives the Chamber's Most Effective Campaigning Award from Nick Ratcliffe, of sponsor BT Business.
Positive outcome: Daniel Fell, from Doncaster Chamber of Commerce, left, receives the Chamber's Most Effective Campaigning Award from Nick Ratcliffe, of sponsor BT Business.
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A MAJOR campaign to retain an Elected Mayor in Doncaster has been recognised at the British Chamber of Commerce Chamber Awards.

Doncaster Chamber of Commerce beat off competition from across the UK, including neighbouring Barnsely and Rotherham Chamber, to win the Most Effective Campaigning title at the Awards.

The Chamber launched the campaign after surveying members and finding that 85 per cent of them wanted to retain an Elected Mayor.

British Chambers of Commerce president, Martyn Pellew, said: “Doncaster Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise listened to what its members were telling it about an Elected Mayor and put together a successful campaign that ensured a positive outcome that will hopefully build on recent economic improvements in the area.”

Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce was commended in the Most Effective Campaigning Award category for a year long campaigning and lobbying initiative to promote economic growth and job creation in the Sheffield City Region.

The initiative also involved Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire, Doncaster and Sheffield Chambers of Commerce and culminated with the launch of the Chambers’ Manifesto for Growth, which has been distributed to more than 4,000 businesses, partner organisations, politicians and local authorities in the City Region.