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AS THE LEADING VOICE OF BUSINESS FOR THE TWO COUNTIES, THE CHAMBER WORKS HARD TO ENSURE YOUR BUSINESS’ VIEWS ARE HEARD IN WESTMINSTER, WHITEHALL AND BRUSSELS.

WE ARE IN BUSINESS FOR YOUR BUSINESS, SUPPORTING YOU AT EVERY TURN

Established in the 1830's during the industrial revolution, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce remains a dynamic, not for profit organisation, working hard to support the local businesses and specifically our 1400-strong network of member businesses.

Our members make business connections, raise their profile and access professional expertise, knowledge and experience.

GET CONNECTED AT OUR NETWORKING EVENTS & RAISE YOUR PROFILE

Over 4000 business delegates benefit from over 250 events every year.

Chamber Networking - our events are held in locations across Herefordshire and Worcestershire, enabling local businesses to network effectively across the two counties. Networking is an effective and proven way to raise your profile. With subsidised membership rates and free speaker opportunities, the Chamber is the perfect body to network with.

Forums - our sector focused business forums provide opportunities for attendees to, network with like minded people in a relaxed and informal environment, exchange best practice, be inspired, share problems and find solutions. Attendance is free for Chamber members.

OUR MEMBERS MAKE BUSINESS CONNECTIONS; RAISE THEIR PROFILE AND ACCESS PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE.


Chamber Business Awards - the most prestigious business awards in the two counties. The Chamber Business Awards are free to enter and open to all companies. They are the perfect way to get your business recognised and raise its profile. Entering companies can be of any size and operate in any sector. Ceremony tickets are discounted for members.

Business Expos - attend our bi-annual Business Expos as an exhibitor or a visitor. With over 100 exhibitors and 800 attendees, these flagship events are the perfect way to network and make new connections. Membership discounts on stand sales apply. Attendance as a visitor is free.

MEMBER TO MEMBER TRADING
WITH OVER 1400 MEMBERS

Members Directory - a significant benefit of Chamber membership is unlimited access to our online membership business directory, providing a search facility for our entire membership. Find fellow business members to trade and build relationships with based on their size, location or sector and those offering member to member discounts.

Business Direction - the Chamber’s official, 60 page, full colour publication, distributed to over 6,000 decision makers every edition. Guaranteed free listing in ‘New Members’ section, free copy delivered to your door every edition, plus our members are given priority for editorial content and receive discounted advertising rates.

News & Opportunities - send us your latest press releases and good news stories and we will upload them on the ‘Member News’ and ‘Member Opportunities’ sections of the Chamber website.
www.hwchamber.co.uk/members-news

Social Media - follow the Chamber on Twitter and join the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce LinkedIn Group and contribute to discussions and share success stories.
@hw_chamber #wellconnected
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Group.

OVER 40 BUSINESS SERVICES TO
SUPPORT YOUR BUSINESS

HR Support - trained HR professionals are on hand 24/7 to offer free advice on employment issues via the telephone or dedicated website. This free comprehensive service also offers a large range of free templates and fact sheets to assist with HR related matters.

Legal Support - manned 24/7 by legal professionals offering unlimited access to free advice on commercial and employment law, environmental health, taxation and VAT issues.

Legal Expenses Insurance - no matter how well you plan and manage your business, you never know when you are going to face unexpected legal fees. Members are entitled to free Legal Expenses Insurance to the value of £1 million (terms and conditions apply).

Healthcare Phone Service - manned 24/7 by nurses, midwives, pharmacists and counsellors offering unlimited, free health information to you and all of your employees. www.hwchamber.co.uk/healthcare-phone-service

Personal Business Assistance - if your key decision maker is hospitalised or confined due to ill health, this free service helps you stay in touch with your customers, potential clients and suppliers.

Business Insight - the Chamber’s official fortnightly e-newsletter keeps members informed of business news, legal and compliance updates and business opportunities. Emailed free of charge to your business.

Roadside Assistance - providing up to 61% off the standard rates of AA’s roadside assistance services for Chamber members.

Primary Healthplan - members’ employees can reclaim the costs of their healthcare through the Westfield Healthcare Chamber Plan. This discounted scheme helps to reduce absenteeism and recruit / retain staff.

Private Healthcare - access reduced price private medical insurance from AXA on the Chamber healthcare plan. This plan has been designed to get you back to health and back to work as soon as possible by giving you prompt access to diagnosis and treatment.

Chamber FX - access bank beating foreign exchange rates through Moneycorp – the UK’s leading independent foreign exchange specialists. Whether you are paying for imported goods or receiving foreign currencies for exported goods, make sure you are receiving the best rates today.

DHL Express - chamber members receive 50% off shipping costs with DHL Express
(terms & conditions apply).
www.hwchamber.co.uk/dhlexpress

GET YOUR VIEWS HEARD

As the leading voice of business for the two counties, the Chamber works hard to ensure your business’ views are heard in Westminster, Whitehall and Brussels.

We work with the British Chambers of Commerce; have an ongoing partnership with the Worcestershire and Marches Local Enterprise Partnerships and have regular interaction with key decision makers to evolve our pro-growth policies.

WE HOLD EVENTS WITH SENIOR OFFICIALS FROM THE BANK OF ENGLAND FOR MEMBERS TO PUT SPECIFIC QUESTIONS TO THE OFFICIALS AND FEED INTO THEIR SUMMARY REPORTS ON BUSINESS CONDITIONS IN THE UK.

GET YOUR EXPORT AND IMPORT
SUPPORT FROM YOUR LOCAL TEAM

If you do any type of business internationally, importing or exporting, then the Chamber’s International Trade Team can help you access the exciting opportunities that globalisation offers, providing practical advice and support for both new and experienced exporters.

  • High speed export documentation services, we issue over 5,000 documents annually and members receive up to 50% discount on most services.
  • Translation Services - a fast and skilful service to assist with overcoming language barriers and promote your business overseas in both face-to-face and written communications. Members receive a 5% discount.
  • Practical support and guidance with complex import and export legislation.
  • Essential import and expo.
FOR ME, THE COURSE WAS A CONFIDENCE BUILDER, IT WAS VERY GOOD AND COVERED ALL AREAS AND WE HAD SOME GOOD FEEDBACK. THIS IS THE SECOND COURSE I HAVE BEEN ON, IT WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL

TRAIN YOUR WORKFORCE
WITH THE SKILLS TO SUCCEED

Whether you need a one off course to solve an immediate gap in skills or a longer term training provider to deliver a series of training courses, Chamber Business Training can meet your needs with a full scheduled course programme and tailored and bespoke solutions. Chamber members are eligible for discounts of up to 20%.

  • Leadership & Management
  • Personal Development
  • Safety in the Workplace
  • HR & Legislation
  • Information Technology
  • Digital Marketing & PR
  • PLUS tailored & bespoke solutions

Contact Us

Please fill out the below form to get in touch with us or

telephone 01905 673 600 or 01432 803 236

Small Business

With over 1400 members have joined Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber for many different reasons; to be well connected, to access professional expertise, to export, for our extensive networking programme, for workforce development. The list is endless, but all our members have a common reason for joining; to reach their business ambitions.

Small businesses make up over 80% of the Chamber membership, making the right connections and accessing support in your local area whether free networking events, or being made aware of grants is critical to assist small businesses to develop and grow. At the Chamber we want to support your business every step of the way.

Medium Businesses

Medium businesses are classed as those with between 50 and 249 employees. With over 1400 members have joined Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber for many different reasons; to be well connected, to access professional expertise, to export, for our extensive networking programme, for workforce development. The list is endless, but all our members have a common reason for joining; to reach their business ambitions.

Large Businesses

With over 250+ employees, large businesses form part our Strategic membership at the Chamber. An elite group, exclusive to and designed specifically for large businesses that play a significant role in growing the local economy.

Utilising the Chambers extensive network, powerful connections and influence, your dedicated Account Manager will support you with key policy issues and connect you to the right contacts and opportunities to remove barriers and achieve your strategic ambitions. As a priority member, senior Chamber personnel will have your business at the forefront of their mind in every meeting they attend. Your business will benefit from strategic representation at an unprecedented level, locally, regionally and nationally.

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