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Chairman’s Foreword

“If the business community can work in harmony then anything is possible and the benefits to the wider community are enormous. We have a huge pool of talented business leaders in Lochaber and an iconic landscape and environment. I see my role as trying to bring the business community together, to help make Lochaber the ideal place in which to work and Live”

Contact Lochaber Chamber of Commerce

a: 15 High Street, Fort William, PH33 6DH
t:  01397 705765

Company Details, Lochaber Chamber of Commerce

Your Board of Directors Lochaber Chamber of Commerce:

  • Chair: Bruno Berardelli, Highland Wood Energy, Renewables
  • Sine Davis, West Highland Hotel Mallaig, Tourism & Hospitality
  • Don Hind, Corpach Boatbuilders, Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Raymond More, Robertson Construction, Construction Industry
  • Steve Macfarlane, Glenuig Inn Lochailort,  Digital Connectivity and  Green issues
  • Frazer Coupland, No Fuss Events,  Destination Management
  • Johnny Bell, Twin Deer Law Fort William, Rural Business, Land & Fisheries
  • Matt Simpkinson, West Highland College UHI,  Finance, Skills & Engineering
  • Peter MacFarlane, Nevis Range,  Adventure Tourism
  • Sarah Kennedy, Nevis Accountancy Services,  Retail Sector



  • Chief Executive: Lesley Benfield (
  • Membership & Events Officer: Fiona McCormick (
  • Destination Manager: Chris O’Brien (
  • Marketing & PR Officer: Jodie Fraser (
  • Developing the Young Workforce Programme Manager:  Douglas Ormiston (
  • Developing the Young Workforce Co-Ordinator:  Colleen MacLean (
  • Developing the Young Workforce Co-Ordinator:  Erin McHale (

Lochaber Chamber of Commerce is a Private Company Limited by Guarantee, SC469407
Registered Address: 15 High Street, Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33 6DH

Businesses to Benefit from Digital Connectivity Boost

Businesses to Benefit from Digital Connectivity Boost Fort William in Lochaber is one of four Highland areas to benefit from the £4.7m funding secured by Highland Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) as part of a major partnership bid to the UK Government for the Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) programme. Lesley Benfield CEO […] ...
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Funding Success for Thomas Telford Marina Project

Funding Success for Thomas Telford Marina Project Following the successful funding application, the Thomas Telford Marina Project have released the following press release:   Double success brings new marina at Corpach closer to fruition The Scottish Government has announced this week that the Highland Council has been awarded a £1,465,000 Regeneration Capital Grant Fund grant […] ...
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Chief Exec Activity

CEO Update – February 2018 Lesley Benfield, CEO of Lochaber Chamber of Commerce, gives us a quick round-up of the key highlights from the last month: Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf attended a meeting of the Chamber’s Premium members on 26th February. Chamber CEO represents the Chamber membership on a number of steering group and working […] ...
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Vibes Awards 2018

Vibes Awards 2018 Support Meeting   Do you want to get a competitive edge through good environmental practice?      Come along on the 9th April from 3-5pm at the Blas Restaurant, 147 High Street, Fort William and hear from a great line up of speakers, learn about practical implementation of environmental best  practice, find out how to enter […] ...
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