Altrincham Chamber of Commerce – presidential portraits and a visit from MP Graham Brady

Altrincham Chamber of Commerce – presidential portraits and a visit from MP Graham Brady

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Event and PR photography for the Chamber of Commerce

The Altrincham & Sale Chamber of Commerce holds its AGM at the start of February, and the main business of the event is the swearing in of the new President.  This year, that honour goes to Zee Hussain, a Partner at Colemans CTTS solicitors in Trafford.  I was there, as with all Chamber events, to photograph proceedings.

The Mayor, Councillor Ejaz Malik, opened proceedings, with reports on the year by outgoing President Sue Aldridge and Tony Collier, who reported on the finances.

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Then once he’s been installed as President, Zee took on his first official role – a speech to the assembled members.

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A few official portraits are always needed, for sending out to the press.  First up, Zee and Sue, now Deputy President.

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Then individual portraits of each of them.  These are the first images that the press will use so they have to be good.  Having been President for the past two years, Sue’s been in front of my lens many times and knows exactly what to do.  For his first time out, Zee performed admirably I thought (especially as I like to work quickly – these portraits took all of two minutes to create).    

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PR photography of Chamber of Commerce President Zee Hussain

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The AGM is always followed by the New Year lunch, which always invites as speaker the local MP Graham Brady.  As a Parliamentarian, Graham obviously knows how to speak to an audience; and there’s always a couple of jokes in there that couldn’t possibly be repeated in polite company!

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Many thanks to the Belmore Hotel in Sale for hosting these events this year.

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