The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has appointed a new office administrator to support the existing team ahead of its planned growth and developments for 2019.
Bringing over 30 years of experience, Shaida Khan from Dewsbury will support the membership, marketing and events team, whilst also providing additional support for the other 11 members of the wider Chamber team.
The Chamber was established in 1853 and is one of 54 accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce. It works to connect, support and represent businesses across the Halifax, Huddersfield and Wakefield districts, providing a vast range of benefits and services for its members to aid business growth and give local organisations a voice.
Shaida’s appointment will strengthen the Chamber team as it focuses on its 2019 development plans and continues to support, connect and represent its members.
She joins the Chamber team following a 7-year admin manager role at West Yorkshire Police, where she was heavily involved with the day to day management of the department including, financial planning, risk assessments and personal development reviews.
Prior to her role with West Yorkshire Police, Shaida worked with Keighley Domestic Violence Agency as well as volunteering her time at Citizens Advice Bureau, alongside studying for her BSc (Hons) Degree in Social Policy and Administration at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2002.
Shaida said: “Over 30 years ago at the start of my career, I volunteered for the Chamber for a short time, so it’s rewarding to be able to bring my years of experience in between, back to the team.”
“I’m so grateful to be a part of such a positive and helpful team as they work towards their 2019 goals.
Managing Director Martin Hathaway added: “This is an exciting time to join the Chamber team and we are delighted to welcome Shaida back. She brings experience and enthusiasm that will support the growth of the Chamber and the development of our member services as we head into 2019.”