Matthew Bennett is to be the temporary chair for the Forum Steering Group. Matthew was elected at the first meeting of the Steering Group on August 26, and will take on the role of chair while the Group does the groundwork for establishing the way forward.
We are keen to get the proposed working groups up and running as soon as possible, but it is clear that some basic foundations have to be laid first. More details should be available following the next Steering Group meeting on 30 September.
Some members have already expressed an interest in the working groups, but if you haven’t it is not too late. Once arrangements for the working groups have been settled we will circulate all members with information about how you can get involved.
Two new members have been co-opted to the Steering Group, Joan Moynihan and Jamie Poulton. Both bring knowledge and expertise from key sectors of the Soho business community. You can find out a little more about them here.
Finally, you can find the draft minutes from the Inaugural Meeting here. These include a brief record of contributions made by members during the meeting, which will help to guide the Forum’s working groups as they begin their work.