New President and Vice-President at Fife Chamber of Commerce
Fife Chamber of Commerce members elected Janet McIntyre as President and Colin Brown as Vice-President at their AGM, held online on 20th May.
Janet McIntyre is a Commercial Property Partner at Thorntons Solicitors, working with a range of clients on investment sales and purchases, business acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant work, secured lending and corporate support from the firm’s office in St Andrews. She also acts for clients in the licensed trade and hospitality sector. Janet also sits on the panel of the Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust. She joined the Chamber Board in 2019. Janet replaces Brian Horisk, Director of Horisk Leslie Developments, as President.
Commenting on her election, Janet McIntyre said: “It is an honour to have been asked to be the President of Fife Chamber of Commerce and to follow in the footsteps of Brian and his predecessors. I firmly believe that my time as a Director on the Board for four years followed by a year as Vice-President to Brian has prepared me well to lead the Chamber and I am truly grateful for this opportunity.
“Fife Chamber is an amazing organisation with a team who are passionate about what they do and the members they support. The ambition to help our members and the business community in our region is at the heart of everything we do. I am looking forward to working with Alan, Colin as our new Vice-President and our Board to set out our strategic direction.
“The fact that most of Scotland has moved to level 2 restrictions was welcome news at the start of this week but there is perhaps some uncertainty as to whether this move will be permanent given the pace with which Indian variant is spreading in pockets of the country. Businesses are still also continuing to come to terms with the fall-out from Brexit and its impact on trade.
“That said, I am optimistic. The vaccine rollout has been a game changer and there are early signs that the Scottish economy is on the right path to recovery, although much has still to be done for the economy to properly bounce back. Given this, our goal will be to continue to grow and develop the Chamber during this period of economic recovery for the benefit of Fife’s businesses and the communities they serve and support.”