Business and Professional
The Chamber is driven by business professionals; individuals with undeniable credentials and a proven track record of success within their various industries. This priceless knowledge is at the disposal of all our members, delivered through a range of mediums including consultancy and advice, seminars and training sessionsand an extensive collection of downloadable tools and resources.
Advice and Consultancy
From information and advice on employment law, retention, performance management and disciplinary matters to assistance with employment agreements, health and safety requirements and help finding quality workers, The Chamber has experienced consultants to assist you. For HR advice email Melicia Clough or Keith Woodroof, or for health and safety information email Helen Mason, Steve Cooper or Alan Boswell or call 03 366 5096.
Training and events
The Chamber provides public and in-house training courses on leadership and supervision, strategic business planning, health & safety, marketing, personal effectiveness, employment law, sales and business strategy. There are also plenty of networking events to help build your business contacts and promote your business or services. Check out over 140 training courses and events specific to all aspects of business in our Training and Events Calendar. To receive our fortnightly Upcoming Training & Events e-newsletter please email Mary Botting.
Resources (samples and guides)
The Chamber has over 100 resources, free to members, covering all aspects of business operation. In particular the business and professional resources cover the following areas:
- Business Strategy - crisis management/disaster recovery, change management, strategic planning
- HR - employment law, HR policies, recruitment and retention, performance management, conflict management and the disciplinary process, team skills and development
- Finance - payroll, credit and debt management, cashflow
- Marketing - marketing communications
- Sales - customer service and customer relationship management
Visit our Resources page to access sample documents and quick guides.
Doing business with our members makes good sense. The Chamber provides a range of member discounts and special offers from our key national partners and local Chamber supporters enabling members to save money on a range of services including - banking services, recruitment, telecommunications, motor vehicles, auto rental, office products, health insurance, fuel and appliances. Visit our Member Savings page to learn more.
Publications and Communications
Update magazine - distributed quarterly to Chamber members free of charge. Featuring regular columns from key business leaders, tackling current issues and showcasing Chamber members the magazine has a readership of 3000. Chamber members can advertise in the magazine at discounted prices. Click here for an Update media pack or click here to receive the next issue.
The Latest Word - a fortnightly business update e-newsletter from CEO Peter Townsend's desk. Click here to sign up to receive this newsletter.
eBulletin - weekly round-up of employment court and authority decisions as well as the latest employment relations news. Click here to sign up to receive this e-newsletter.