Video: Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce chief exec stands down

The chief executive of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, Ron Hewitt, is leaving after six years in the job. His time in office has been something of a roller-coaster of a ride. The economy was booming when he started only for the credit crunch to hit just about every sector.

Despite this, the chamber has managed to increase its membership and, even in the bad times, keep the number of members above 2,000.

David Calder went to meet him to have him look back over his tenure:

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David Calder has been a broadcast journalist for over 30 years. Before moving to the Caledonian Mercury, he worked for the BBC (national and regional) as well as parts of ITV and the World Service. He worked for prestigious programmes such as The Money Programme, You & Yours, Today and The World at One. He spent two years making mini-documentaries for Radio 5 Live and was a regular correspondent for CBC (Radio Canada). He was a regular reporter on various news and current affairs programmes on BBC Scotland as well as producing or presenting (sometimes both) science, legal affairs and arts programmes. As well as his contributions to the Caledonian Mercury, he is also a freelance producer in Scotland for the satellite channel, Al Jazeera.