POOLE Chamber of Trade and Commerce is to be converted into a not-for-profit community interest company.

The announcement came at its AGM, which saw most of the existing board re-elected.

The board also welcomed three new members – Steve Worth, Angela Fletcher and James Howes.

Simon Harrison remains interim president while the search continues for a new president.

The chamber is to launch a new programme of events, including a mix of informal networking and quarterly lunches, to accompany its monthly workshop programme.