Alastair Woodgate, Director of Rumball Sedgwick, took up the role of President of St Albans District Chamber of Commerce this week.  At the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting in St Albans on Tuesday, outgoing President, David Clarke, handed over the chain of office to Alastair.  The new Vice President, succeeding June Cory, is Pat Strods a Partner at Rayner Essex Chartered Accountants.

David Clarke passes on the Presidency of the Chamber of Commerce to Alastair Woodgate

Alastair says:

“I’d like to thank David Clarke for his outstanding leadership over the last 3 years.  He hands over the presidency with the Chamber in a strong position, as a voice of authority locally and whose opinion is valued by many other organisations.  I feel these are very large shoes to fill – it’s a daunting prospect but it’s also an exciting one and an opportunity I relish, to contribute further to the work of the Chamber.  We have a superb team of directors giving their time voluntarily to deliver a varied programme and ensure we are an effective force in business.  And it is the membership that makes the Chamber the vibrant organisation that it is.

I’ve lived in St Albans since I was 6 months old – was educated here – and have spent my entire working life so far here in the city.  I can’t say I’m St Albans born but I’m certainly St Albans bred and I’m passionate about our great city and district and I want to see it flourish, and, notwithstanding the pressures facing us, to offer opportunities to as many people as possible, particularly the young – the next generation of business leaders.

Let’s inspire one another and continue to expand opportunities for all – upholding the reputation of St Albans District Chamber of Commerce as a good place to do business and of businesses doing good.”

Incoming President and Vice President,  Alastair Woodgate and Pat Strods
Outgoing Vice President and President, June Cory and David Clarke, with incoming President and Vice President, Alastair Woodgate and Pat Strods

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