Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News

February's meeting - money laundering, terrorism and cyber security

25 Jan 2022 by HDC

What have a leading Harrogate lawyer, an ex-spook who almost started World War Three and a former Yorkshire Evening Post photographer who made a fly-on-the-wall documentary about 9/11 with the New York Fire Department got in common?

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The answer is they are the guest speakers at Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce’s next meeting being held on Monday, February 7, at Harrogate’s The Old Swan Hotel.

Under the heading of ‘Working Within The Law’, Raworths Solicitor Simon Morris will explain various legal requirements affecting business, whilst Paul Berriff OBE will talk about his ordeal with terrorism, and Martin Smith MBE will focus on cyber security with hybrid working.

Doors to the meeting open at 5.30pm for 45 minutes of open networking, and at 6.15pm the first of the three speakers will take to the podium.

Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce President Martin Gerrard said: “We are looking forward to renewing our friendship with Old Swan Hotel and thank them for hosting our February meeting. I’m certainly looking forward to hearing from all three speakers who will each talk about different aspects of working within the law, and when people do not.

“January’s meeting was a great start to year, and with ‘Plan B’ measures coming to an end later this week, I hope it will give more members the confidence to join us for what promises to be another enjoyable and informative meeting.

“As this is one of our open meetings, non-members are very welcome to attend where they will be able to meet plenty of local businesspeople and find out a bit more about the Chamber.”

Light refreshment will be served on arrival and to assist the hotel in the numbers they will be catering for we are asking everyone planning to attend to pre-register on the Chamber website, https://www.harrogatechamber.co.uk/ .

Visitors are always welcome, but to encourage membership are only allowed to attend two meetings. Whilst there is no charge for their first visit, there is a £10 fee for the second.