Chamber of Commerce names Cov kid as new president - The Coventry Observer

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Chamber of Commerce names Cov kid as new president

Lauren Clarke 18th Jan, 2017

COVENTRY and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce has named its new president.

John Nollet started life as an engineering apprentice and risen through the ranks to take over from former president, Paul Carvell.

Mr Nollet began his career with Foleshill-based Pailton Engineering in 1987 as an apprentice before being named group managing director.

During that time, he has also played a key role within the Chamber as well as launching his own business consultancy and becoming CEO of Pressmark Pressings in Atherstone.

Commenting on his appointment, John said: “I am absolutely delighted and proud to be the new president of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.

“For many, many years, I have been involved with this great organisation and have seen first-hand the support that it gives to businesses across this wonderful region.

“That’s everything from getting businesses started, right through to helping them trade overseas through the International Trade Hub at Chamber House.

“I also look at some of the great names that have preceded me in this role and realise I have some huge shoes to fill – but it’s a challenge that I am very much looking forward to getting my teeth into.”

Describing John as ‘a great champion’ of the region, Louise Bennett, chief executive of the Chamber, added: “He has a rich knowledge of the manufacturing and engineering sector in this area and is a fantastic advocate and example of the benefits of exporting – which is key to helping businesses across this patch grow.”

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