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: