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Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce exists to support and connect local businesses, providing essential advice, events and training for the companies of Staffordshire. Staffordshire Chambers is accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce along with 50 other Chambers across the UK, providing on the ground support in every region.

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce provides the following support facilities to help local businesses to grow and thrive:

Business Support – Staffordshire Chambers is a membership organisation at heart that believes the best business support comes from the services they offer. The range of membership-only services and funded programmes are available to all in the local business community, with specific membership offers to reflect local economy and differing sectors.

Enterprise Support – Staffordshire Chambers aims to inspire the entrepreneurs of tomorrow through bringing education and businesses closer together, helping individuals start up their own business and supporting students to have relevant skills for business and industry. They have established programmes specifically for fledgling businesses to help them get established such as Ready for Business and the One2Three Club.

Trade – International trade is encouraged through their UK Trade & Investment programme and export documentation service as well as supporting local trading through exhibitions, events and lobbying for local procurement opportunities.

Training – Staffordshire Chambers provides comprehensive, business focused training programmes to encourage the workforce to reach its full potential. These are delivered at the Chambers in Festival Park (Hanley) or as a bespoke service. These offers are consistently developed through Universities and Further Education programmes locally and nationally, offering members discounted training and advance notice.

Events – Staffordshire Chambers hosts over 150 events each year of varying scale and size, aiming to support and inform businesses.  These are often free or offered at a heavily discounted rate for our members.

Representation – this is a service at the heart of Staffordshire Chambers and is largely to support members. They tackle issues that affect the whole business community and lobby at all levels of policy decision making.

Membership of the Staffordshire Chambers is available to all and starts from just , from large established organisations to small developing enterprises and start ups, they are here to provide you with essential services proven to help your business grow. They are home to their own Department of International trade, with expert trade employees on hand to guide you through the processes of trading nationally, locally and globally.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Invitations to attend quarterly member only complimentary Speed Networking events where over 40 business contacts can be made
  • Complimentary attendance at Quarterly Economic Survey breakfasts for an update on the local and national economic picture
  • Opportunities to network and find out more about Chamber member services at quarterly ‘Maximise your Membership’ events
  • Access to complimentary and discounted services negotiated on your behalf at a national level through British Chambers of Commerce
  • Chamber member certificate and use of ‘Proud to be a Member’ logo to raise business profile and credibility
  • Discounted training opportunities through Chamber Training
  • Member 2 Member Portal where businesses can promote own offers to fellow Chamber members
  • Access to a range of local and national support and funding through Chamber member signposting

For more information on the many benefits and opportunities that are offered by Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, please click here.