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Chamber Chat with Ruth Wilkinson

Hello Everyone,

I’m Ruth Wilkinson, and it’s my absolute pleasure to introduce myself to you as a new member of the Chamber Board. I also work as Chair of Morecambe BID, and I am the Founder of The Consult Centre. As an integral part of our local business landscape, The Consult Centre is a digital PR and social media agency that proudly operates out of our beloved Morecambe. This is my first time penning down my thoughts for Chamber Chat, and I must say, I am thrilled to have the opportunity.

The role I play within the Chamber allows me to witness firsthand the incredible potential we have within our area. Day in and day out, I see countless examples of perseverance, innovation, and commitment to the community that truly embodies the spirit of Morecambe and the wider district. As we collectively gaze into the future, I am filled with an overwhelming sense of optimism about the opportunities that await us in this town that I am deeply passionate about.

One area where I believe we can make a significant impact is in nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit of the next generation. As experienced business owners, we’ve been around the block a few times and learned a thing or two. We’ve got a wealth of knowledge and experiences that are just too valuable to keep to ourselves. It’s really up to us to take our young entrepreneurs under our wing, give them a bit of guidance, and cheer them on from the sidelines. By putting in some time and effort into helping them grow, we’re not just keeping our business community alive and kicking but also giving a boost to our local economy. And honestly, isn’t that a win-win for all of us?

However, our responsibilities extend beyond just fostering business acumen. Mental well-being, a topic that is close to my heart, deserves equal attention. Morecambe, blessed with its breathtaking vistas, diverse wildlife, and a plethora of walking and cycling paths, has been a sanctuary for many.

As we share our business insights with the up-and-coming generation, it’s crucial we emphasise the importance of balance and self-care. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle of starting and running a business, but it’s equally important to step back, take a break, and look after ourselves.

Let’s encourage our young entrepreneurs to embrace the concept of work-life balance. We need to teach them that it’s not just about working hard but also about working smart. That taking time off to relax and recharge isn’t a luxury but a necessity for long-term success.

Inspiring them to make the most of our beautiful surroundings. Morecambe and the district have so much to offer—stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and an array of walking and cycling paths. These natural amenities are not just for leisure; they can be powerful tools for maintaining mental health.

By passing on these values, we’re not just helping to create successful business leaders; we’re also helping to cultivate a generation who understand the importance of caring for their overall well-being. And in doing so, we’re contributing to a healthier, happier, and more balanced community.

Here’s to our future – may it be as bright and promising as we know it can be!

Ruth Wilkinson is Founder of the Consult Centre. Ruth is also a Chamber director and Chair of Morecambe Business Improvement District.