Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce has appointed Oxford-based Ian
Nicholson Associates as its first retained PR agency. The agency will
report to the chamber’s head of policy and communications, Andrew
Corrigan. The appointment is part of the chamber’s new strategy of
increasing media activity to promote the interests of its members which
include hi-tech companies such as Microsoft and Compaq. The agency will
raise awareness of issues, both locally and nationally, which affect
businesses operating in the three counties represented by the chamber.