DCCI bolsters board with triple appointment

From left, DCCI chief executive Ian Girling, past president David McNair, Emma Hunt and Phil Popham.

An expanding business support organisation in Dorset has strengthened its board with three high-calibre appointments.

Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) has welcomed Sunseeker International chief executive Phil Popham, Inspire Professional Services managing director Warren Munson and Emma Hunt, who is deputy vice-chancellor at Arts University Bournemouth.

The trio have joined the 12-member board as non-executive directors. Their appointment comes as DCCI, the voice of business in Dorset, continues to grow.

DCCI chief executive Ian Girling said: “Our three new members bring huge experience and expertise to an already extremely strong DCCI board.

“All are thoroughly committed to supporting business in Dorset and highly respected in their own individual fields.

“Their appointment represents another milestone for DCCI as we continue to expand and help businesses to drive the local economy whilst also giving Dorset an ever more powerful and influential voice at a higher level.”

DCCI’s board is collectively responsible for the success of the organisation, helping to drive it forward in support of its 800 members which together employ more than 37,000 people.

Poole-based Sunseeker International Ltd is a Platinum Business Partner of DCCI. It also has a major manufacturing base at Osprey Quay on Portland.

Mr Munson founded award-winning accountants and business advisors Inspire Professional Services in 2004 with a focus on entrepreneurs. The Poole-based firm now supports more than 500 clients.

Ms Hunt was appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor at the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) in July 2013. AUB is one a small number of higher education institutions nationwide solely devoted to art, design, media and performance. It has 3,000 students.