Fife Chamber president re-elected and new team announced

Brian Horisk, Liz Waugh and Peter Southcott

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Fife Chamber of Commerce members have re-elected Peter Southcott as the business organisation’s president at its 2017 AGM.

Managing director of Dunfermline-based Corgi Homeplan, Peter has been Fife Chamber president since 2016, and this will be his final year in the role.

During his address to members, Peter announced that Brian Horisk, from Horisk Leslie Development, will become vice-president, and Liz Waugh, from Kettle Produce, will become junior vice-president.

Brian and Liz are both existing members of the Chamber board, having become directors in 2017 and 2011 respectively.

They will take an active role in supporting Peter in representing the Chamber in the many political meetings and civic projects in which the Chamber participates on behalf of its members across Fife. 

On his vision for the Chamber for the coming year, Peter said:

“I am very pleased that Brian and Liz have agreed to take on the roles of vice-president and junior vice-president, and I am looking forward to working closely with them to realise our shared ambitions for Fife Chamber.

“We have a very clear strategy in place to grow the Chamber’s membership and to enhance its political influence locally and nationally – and we have an excellent team of staff in place to deliver it.

“At the AGM, I reported significant progress on the delivery of the strategy to our members, and gave assurances that we will not let up in our efforts to provide a chamber that delivers the support they need to be successful.”

Brian Horisk said:

“When Peter became president, he said that he wanted the Chamber to be the first place that Fife’s businesses go to when they need support. The consistent growth in membership we’re securing now is a clear sign that this is increasingly happening and I am looking forward to working with Peter, Chief Executive Alan Mitchell and his team to continue this success.”

Liz Waugh said:

“Fife Chamber is an exciting place just now with lots of companies joining our membership and lots of innovative, new events where Fife businesses can connect and build working partnerships and relationships.

“Peter and Brian have bold aspirations for the Chamber to be become even better, and I am keen to assist them in all of their endeavours.”

The AGM also saw John Silcock retire from the board after 11 years of service.

Commenting on John’s outstanding contribution to the Chamber, Peter said:

“John has worked tirelessly as a director, vice-president and president to make Fife Chamber successful. The Chamber that I inherited two years ago had robust finances, a strong board and effective governance, and John played a significant part in achieving that.

“John has always been a strong advocate and defender of the Chamber and my profound thanks go to him.”