Martyn Pellew, the former group development director of PD Ports, has been appointed president of the British Chambers of Commerce succeeding Neville Reyner CBE.
Pellew has served as vice-president of the organisation since July 2010. He was president of the North East Chamber of Commerce from 2009 to 2011.
He spent eight years at PD Ports where he was instrumental in developing the portcentric logistics concept and attracting retailers such as Tesco and Asda.
Before that he was with Unipart. And prior to that he was sales and marketing director at Exel Logistics, playing a key role in the development of the Exel brand.
Pellew said: “The British Chambers of Commerce is truly a leading voice in business, and I am delighted to be appointed president. I look forward to driving the organisation forward, and to continuing the BCC’s strong campaign to encourage enterprise and business growth. The BCC, and the Chamber of Commerce movement, represent businesses of every size, across every part of the UK, and will play a critical role in the UK’s future growth.”
Outgoing president Neville Reyner said: “I am confident Martyn’s wide business experience and long involvement with Chambers of Commerce, especially in the North East of England, will ensure the continued success of the BCC.”