Four charities are benefiting from over £1,200 from Chamber of Commerce research undertaken to gain insight into members’ operating environment.

The research team at Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has been conducting work into the oil & gas and transport sectors, which offered the additional incentive of making a charitable donation.

CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland), SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health), CLAN and Microtyco have received £620, £500, £250 and £50 respectively as a result of a prize draw for respondents to Chamber research studies.

The studies included the regular biannual Oil & Gas survey carried out in association with law firm Bond Dickinson, an International oil & gas survey in conjunction with SDI and Scottish Enterprise, as well as work in partnership with Aberdeen International Airport.

Selected respondents chose their favourite charities to benefit from the initiative.

James Bream, research & policy director at the Chamber, said: “Focused research lets business make better and more informed decisions, but it’s also good to know that there are other beneficiaries.

“The diverse range of charities reflects the diversity of opinion that we receive, and we are delighted to be able to help these worthwhile causes.”

Katie Jones from CHAS welcomed the Chamber donation, saying: “This generous donation is very well-received and will go directly towards providing our vital respite and end-of-life services to babies, children and young people we support, and their families in the North-east of Scotland.”

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