Jonathan Thornton, Managing Director of PC Consultants is appointed the new President of The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, being formally sworn into the role at the Chamber’s AGM on Friday 7th October 2022 at the New Holmwood Hotel in Cowes.
Jonathan succeeds John Allen in the voluntary position. With John stepping down after completing his three years as President and continues to remain on the Chamber’s board.
Jonathan Thornton said: “The Chamber of Commerce has been supporting Island businesses for well over a hundred years. I hope that during my Presidency I will be able to continue the good work that the Chamber does to drive the Island’s economy and represent the views and needs of the business community. I’d like to echo the words of another IW Chamber President, from 1995, noting that ‘we live in a changeable world, where change is the only constant.’ That’s just as relevant today, as we continue to live in unpredictable times. I’d also like to thank John Allen for his support and leadership during the previous three years and helping us to negotiate the challenges that we all faced.”
Jonathan is the former Vice President of the Isle of Wight Chamber and has previously served on the Chamber’s Economic Development Board.
At the AGM the Chamber’s Chief Executive Steven Holbrook thanked John Allen for his commitment and welcomed Jonathan Thornton as President. Adding: “We’ve all been living through extraordinary times, requiring substantial resilience from everyone. The Chamber has been central in representing the needs of Island businesses, bringing the views and challenges of our community to the British Chambers of Commerce, in turn helping to influence government policy…we continue to lobby and lead the Island’s business agenda, supported by hundreds of member businesses.”