UK Chamber of Shipping unveils new premises, brand and website
The UK Chamber will tonight open its new doors to guests from government and across the maritime sector for the launch of its new website and visual identity.
Three years of change have culminated in a new model of working for the UK Chamber of Shipping that allows for a sharper focus on core activities for members. The ‘new’ UK Chamber is today able to unveil:
- Its new London Bridge premises at 30 Park Street, SE1 9EQ
- its first rebranding since 1991
- a new, more user friendly and responsive website.
UK Chamber President, Helen Deeble, said today:
“I am delighted to see this successful conclusion of the UK Chamber review and to see all the changes we have worked towards come together in this celebration with members and stakeholders.
“Our thanks go to Chief Executive Angus Frew who has led this process over the last three years, and to Director General Mark Brownrigg and all the UK Chamber team for making it happen.
“We can now focus fully on our core purpose on behalf of UK shipping in ensuring a stable and international competitive business environment whilst maintaining world class standards.”
New London Bridge premises
The UK Chamber of Shipping’s new home is in Park Street, at the heart of thriving Bankside, just by Borough Market. The new premises are bright and contemporary – marrying the rich heritage of the organisation with professional conference and meeting room facilities to better serve and entertain its members.
New brand and visual identity
Following consultation and research with members, the UK Chamber now has a new and contemporary visual identity that brings together the interior of the new premises, the new website and all its communications.
New website – www.ukchamberofshipping.com
The UK Chamber’s new website, also launched today, is user friendly and completely responsive being able to automatically adapt the display of information for all media including use on tablets or smartphones. It is designed to help visitors find out about important issues easily and get in touch with the UK Chamber. A new members-only area of the website is also in the pipeline and will be launched in coming months.
UK Chamber members were yesterday granted a preview of the organisation’s new look. Today, Helen Deeble also thanked the member companies for their input:
“Over recent months, we have listened to everything you had to say and acted on it. The UK Chamber today is proactive, approachable and focused on championing and protecting the needs of our members who are so crucial to the UK shipping industry.
“The new logo, website and premises acknowledge the history of the UK Chamber, but reflect clearly the professionalism and expertise that are so valued by our members.”
For further information please contact Gemma Wilkie, PR Manager at the UK Chamber of Shipping on 020 7417 2834 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes to Editors
- Here is a map of the UK Chamber’s new office at 30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ.
- The UK Chamber of Shipping is the trade association for the UK shipping industry, working to promote and protect the interests of its members both nationally and internationally. With around 140 members from across the maritime sector, the UK Chamber represents over 925 ships of about 30 million gross tons and is recognised as the voice of the UK shipping industry.
- UK shipping has a turnover of over £11bn. With indirect effects, UK shipping’s contribution to UK GDP is £13bn.
- The UK Chamber is the home of the Merchant Navy Training Board - the shipping industry’s central body for promoting and developing seafarer education, training and skills. The UK Chamber provides funding and administrative support to the MNTB.
- The UK Chamber is a member of Maritime UK, which brings together the major associations representing the UK’s the shipping, ports and maritime business services sectors.
- The UK Chamber is a lead partner in Sea Vision, the nationwide campaign working to raise awareness of the sea and the maritime sector, particularly amongst young people aged between 13 and 22 years old.