Owen takes over as Chamber president

ROTHERHAM’S biggest business group has elected a new president.

Owen Gleadall has been unveiled as the new President of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce at the business support organisation’s Annual General Meeting.

Mr Gleadall is managing director of Merlin Software, has been running his own businesses in Barnsley for over 30 years and has been involved with the Chamber movement for 18 years, serving as a council member.

He has been a mentor on Sheffield Hallam University's Enterprise Programme for ten years, has provided practical lecturing support in Business & Enterprise, and is a mentor for the I Know I Can enterprise initiative in Barnsley. 

“I have been involved with the Chamber of Commerce movement for so long, so it is a great honour to become President,” Mr Gleadall said. “I am particularly pleased to become president of an organisation which is clearly moving forward. 

“My predecessor Chris MacCormac must take credit for the brilliant job he has done in his time in office.”