Key benefits of membership

Why join the Chamber?

Looking to connect

Connections

Connect to local business and foster meaningful relationships while building your peer network

Go global

Exporting

Achieve your global ambitions with our comprehensive package of international trade services

Raise your voice

Lobbying

Your business views are represented locally, regionally and nationally by our teams

Referrals

Referrals & Introductions

Raise your business profile and work with other members 

GrantsFunding

Grants & Funding

We make it our mission to identify grants and funding to help your business grow

Member_Savings

Member Savings

Exclusive access to cost-savings benefits within our Chamber community

About Bedfordshire Chamber

About Bedfordshire Chamber

Our Mission

Our role is to ensure that, working together, we create connections within our ever growing peer network and become an enabler for business growth locally, regionally and nationally.

About Us

Representing 700 businesses with around 50,000 employees across all sectors, we work at a local, national and international level to support businesses from sole traders to multinational corporations.

Founded in 1877, Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce is one of only 53 Chambers in the UK to be accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce. The Chamber network exists to make a difference to your business, through opening new business opportunities in local, national and international markets, ensuring your views are heard within Government or providing critical business support.

405 

member to member referrals so far in 2018

700+

members in the network

Our
members

employ over 50,000 people

1,100

people attended our networking events in 2017 

About Bedfordshire Chamber

More Benefits

Fleet Cover>

Whether you have a small or large fleet of cars of a single commercial vehicle, we can help you to keep your company on the move with Chamber Roadside Assistance.

In partnership with the AA, we’ll help keep you motoring at an exclusive competitive price, just for members.

There are 10 different levels of cover to suit every requirement and budget – saving you up to 66% off of your business breakdown cover.

For more info contact us on 01582 522448 or email: membership@chamber-business.com

Insurance - Home and Motor>

We have partnered with Chamber member, A-Plan, Dunstable to create an employee benefit for your business. This offer will help you and your family make savings on home and motor insurance.

Contact us for more information on 01582 522448, membership@chamber-business.com

Make savings on insurance for you and your family with A Plan Insurance.

Business Healthcare>

Free access to Health at Hand – a free 24/7 telephone helpline from a UK landline, offering confidential health information and support from health professionals.

For more information and to register visit https://www.axappphealthcare.co.uk/chambers/health-at-hand/

Why choose business healthcare cover?

Building a business takes hard work, dedication and focus. But without a healthy and productive team to support you, success can begin to feel unstable. Healthcare cover can help you and your employees get the care you need quickly, with less impact on your business.

And you’ll show your employees that you really value what they do – and you’re ready to invest in their health and wellbeing.

Bedfordshire Chamber is pleased to introduce AXA PPP healthcare to provide flexible, affordable business healthcare cover.

Primary Health Plan>

Harder working health cover for your business

The Chamber Primary Health Plan is an exclusive, affordable and highly valued Chamber member benefit brought to you by an award-winning health provider, Westfield Health.

Their innovative, best in class health cover starts from just £5.57 per employee, per month, and includes Personal Accident Cover as standard. And as a leading provider of corporate health insurance, nobody knows more about keeping people healthy, motivated and fit for work.

The Chamber plan provides health cover that really works hard for you and your employees. It can be purchased as a standalone product or combined with Hospital Treatment Insurance to provide a more continuous health package by combining everyday health cover and essential diagnostic benefits with access to prompt private surgery.

The plan provides your staff with a range of valuable cash benefits and services. They will receive money back, up to set limits, towards the cost of their essential healthcare including new glasses or contact lenses, dental treatment and physiotherapy.

It also includes the valuable DoctorLine™ service providing policyholders with confidential telephone access to a practicing UK GP, 24 hours a day – every day, from anywhere in the world; quick access to MRI, CT and PET Scanning Facilities; and access for your employees and their resident family to a 24hr Freephone Counselling and Advice Line and up to 6 face to face counselling sessions (including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT). So you can help to keep your staff at their healthy best.

Key features

  • Available to all members of Accredited Chambers of Commerce on a corporate paid basis, from sole traders upwards
  • Four levels of cover to choose from
  • No medical required to join
  • Cover for pre-existing medical conditions (except Personal Accident cover)
  • Immediate cover on all benefits
  • Worldwide cover
  • Company Health Report for you, the employer
  • Options to upgrade cover, cover employees’ partners and dependent children (different terms and conditions apply)

For more information contact 01582 522448 or email: membership@chamber-business.com

Back up Cloud Solutions>

Working in partnership with Datastore365 members can access secure and flexible online cloud hosted solutions for their business.

Backup cloud

Safeguard your business against the unexpected with secure cloud backup from Datastore365.  Backup Cloud provides centralised and automated backups of PCs and servers with secure off-site storage and immediate online recovery.

Collaboration cloud

Business class applications with more flexibility for less money.  Hosted Microsoft Exchange, Office & Sharepoint – helping you and your teams to collaborate more effectively.

Recovery cloud

Recovery cloud is a service that replicates data and servers in real time to a hosted repository in Datastore365’s data centres.  If your systems fail, the service recovers them to virtual servers in a matter of hours.

For a free 30 day trial contact us on 01582 522448 or email: info@chamber-business.com

Online Health & Safety Advice>

A well trained and informed workforce is vital to ensure a safe and pleasant working environment for all to enjoy.  Our easy to use online training system for staff enables them to train at their desks in the following subjects:

  • Health & Safety Induction
  • Fire Safety
  • Work Station Safety (DSE)
  • De-escalation Training
  • Office Induction
  • Housing Association Induction
  • Retail Induction
  • Health Care Worker/Hospital Induction
  • Care Home Induction
  • Hospitality Training
  • Food Hygiene
  • Candidate Mandatory Induction
  • Estate Agents/Letting Induction
  • Course Customisation

For further details visit www.chamber-businesstraining.com  or for a free trial email: info@chamber-business.com

Sponsorship>

Few businesses are lucky enough to lie back and wait for business to come to them. The good news is that Chamber members have a head start with a wide and varied programme of activities to suit all budgets and styles, aimed at helping you achieve sustained and effective business promotion.

Choose from a range of flexible options, from sponsorship to exhibiting. With regular events each month covering a wide range of topics, you can sponsor the event that complements your company’s products or services.

What sponsorship can include:

  • Your logo on all promotional literature including booking confirmation letters
  • Coverage in Business Focus magazine, with a distribution to over 2,000 businesses
  • An opportunity to distribute your corporate literature and to display your banners and products at the event
  • A five-minute presentation slot at the beginning of your sponsored event
  • Complimentary places at the event.
  • Over 1000 businesses attended our events last year

If you have any questions contact info@chamber-business.com

Business Focus Magazine>

Members will automatically receive a free listing in our Business focus magazine, our quarterly online magazine which is read by more than 2,000 contacts.

Hard copies are sent to local business centres, solicitors, accountants, councils, libraries, hotels and more.

To view the latest issue, you can access the digital version here. 

Foreign Exchange>

If your business deals internationally, the Chamber Foreign Exchange service can help.

We are able to offer the UK’s leading Foreign Exchange and international payments service with exclusive discounts and services to our members.

Through our FSA regulated partner Moneycorp, Chamber Foreign Exchange provides our members with highly competitive exchange rates, low transfer fees and a level of service tailored to your business needs.
Chamber Foreign Exchange provides members with:

  • Highly competitive rates of exchange whenever you trade Reduced transfer fees (saving up to £30 per transaction compared to high street banks)
  • Free Foreign Exchange Health Check & Report worth upwards of £250*
  • Full suite of Foreign Exchange products and services including FSA regulated vanilla and zero cost options
  • Industry leading online dealing and payments systems
  • Personal MSTA qualified dealer to help make more informed currency decisions, keeping you abreast of the markets, and help with FX budgeting
  • Forward credit lines allowing you to fix exchange rates for the future without tying up cash.
  • Access to market orders, to target specific rates of exchange and secure prices 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Fast, worldwide transfers, including same-day settlement

For more information contact us on 01582 522448 or email: membership@chamber-business.com

Our partner Moneycorp has been trading foreign currencies since 1979 and traded over £11 billion in currencies last year making 2.4 million transactions. With 577 dedicated employees, market-leading accounts and credit ratings, Moneycorp is the UK’s leading provider of Foreign Exchange services. TTT Moneycorp Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority for the provision of payment services. In addition, Moneycorp FRM is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority for the conduct of designated investment business.

Energy Savings>

Are increasing energy costs impacting the growth of your business?  Then Chamber Energy Solutions is the answer.

Designed for Chamber members, in partnership with Utilitywise Plc.  Chamber Energy Solutions offers an exclusive range of products and services to reduce both energy consumption and associated cost.

Through Chamber Energy Solutions every member has the opportunity to join the Chamber Energy Alliance.  For the first time, members can join together, with other local and national members, in order to leverage an energy deal that delivers a truly competitive rate.

Members joining the chamber energy alliance will be offered a budget portfolio deal with the security of no price increases for up to two years, which can be fixed 12 months in advance- and small businesses will command a powerful ‘trading desk’ capability typically only enjoyed by larger companies.

Members can benefit from a rebate on prices if the unit price drops below the portfolio rate.

For the full range of Chamber Energy Solutions visit chamberenergysolutions.co.uk or contact us on 01582 522448, membership@chamber-business.com

Debt Recovery>

Making sure you get paid

In partnership with Direct Route Collections Ltd we are able to offer a unique debt recovery solution saving you the £200 registration fee.

Direct Route’s revolutionary Fairway debt recovery service, uses government legislation to encourage debtors to settle debts early. As a result debt collection rates are considerably higher than traditional methods.

  • Debts of up to £3000 are recovered at ZERO cost
  • Debts above £3000 are recovered at a subsidised commission of 2%
  • Keep control with online monitoring
  • 95% of debts collected.

For more information contact us on 01582 522448 or email: membership@chamber-business.com

 Direct Routisre one of the leading debt recovery companies in the UK. They are licensed by O.F.T and are approved by the industry ombudsman, the Credit Services Association.

Bespoke Training>

“A very worthwhile course for everyone involved. The pace and standard of the course was very good”
Chris Jenart, Cablecraft

If there’s one thing we know about training, it’s that one size does not fit all. We have considerable experience in sourcing, delivering and monitoring effective training solutions to meet your specific needs.

Our bespoke training helps you to access the training you need reliably and efficiently. With access to trainers in a variety of business areas – from leadership and development and ICT through to industry-specific qualifications- we can work with you to put together a programme that represents value for money and delivers real results.

If you have any questions contact info@chamber-business.com

About Bedfordshire Chamber

Member2Member Offers

Exclusive offers and discounts

As a business community, we’re all in this together. Which is why we strongly believe in sharing facilitating member2member offers and discounts. The expertise and knowledge brought to your business from fellow members is invaluable.

With a Chamber of Commerce membership, you can benefit from the following either free or at competitive rates:

  • Legal and HR support
  • Branding and merchandise
  • Conference rooms and events bookings
  • IT and compliance support
  • Furniture and office interiors
  • Plus more

 

See the offers

About Bedfordshire Chamber

Packages and Pricing

Sole Trader Package

For Individuals

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Essentials Membership

2-10 employees

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Small Business

11-49 employees

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Medium Business

50-249 employees

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Large Business

250+ employees

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Charities & Schools

Organisations

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Sole Trader Package

For Individuals

£199 +VAT per annum

Raise your business profile with FREE or discounted access to networking event that will enable you to generate new business and make new contacts. This package also means you are eligible for our Personal Introduction Service at networking events, plus a listing in our Business Focus publication.

Aside from significant cost savings and benefits, you will also be entitled to:

  • Document library with over 750 free downloadable business templates
  • Discounted debt collection service
  • Preferential pricing on fuel at a wide range of garages across the UK
  • Healthcare case plan for as little as £5.30 per month
  • Discounted Private Medical Insurance
  • Discounted AA fleet recovery services
  • Cost saving opportunities on your utility bills
  • Member2Member Offers

 

Essentials Membership Package

2-10 employees

£299 +VAT per annum

This package was built with smaller or newly formed businesses in mind so we have included FREE or discounted access to networking event that will enable you to generate new business and make new contacts, plus you will also be eligible for our Personal Introduction Service at networking events. On top of that, you will receive a listing in our Business Focus publication and a free banner advertisement on our fortnightly online newsletter. 

Aside from these significant cost savings and benefits, you will also be entitled to:

  • Document library with over 750 free downloadable business templates
  • Discounted debt collection service
  • Preferential pricing on fuel at a wide range of garages across the UK
  • Healthcare case plan for as little as £5.30 per month
  • Discounted Private Medical Insurance
  • Discounted AA fleet recovery services
  • Cost saving opportunities on your utility bills and energy saving advice
  • Member2Member Offers
  • Lobbying and representation with local and national Government 

 

Small Business Membership Package

11-49 employees

£499 +VAT per annum

Small to medium enterprises can benefit from our small business membership package receiving FREE or discounted networking events to make contacts and generate new business, Personal Introduction Service, a listing in Business Focus, plus a free banner advertisement on our fortnightly online newsletter.

On top of that, you will be entitled to a whole host of cost savings and benefits including:

  • Document library with over 750 free downloadable business templates
  • Discounted debt collection service
  • Preferential pricing on fuel at a wide range of garages across the UK
  • Healthcare case plan for as little as £5.30 per month
  • Discounted Private Medical Insurance
  • Discounted AA fleet recovery services
  • Cost saving opportunities on your utility bills and energy saving advice
  • Member2Member Offers
  • Lobbying and representation with local and national Government 

 

Medium Business Membership Package

50-249 employees

£750 +VAT per annum

Our medium business membership package features a whole host of benefits including FREE or discounted networking events, Personal Introduction Service at these events, a listing in Business Focus, and a banner advertisement on our fortnightly online newsletter. 

On top of that, you'll have access to these significant cost savings & benefits:

  • Document library with over 750 free downloadable business templates
  • Discounted debt collection service
  • Preferential pricing on fuel at a wide range of garages across the UK
  • Healthcare case plan for as little as £5.30 per month
  • Discounted Private Medical Insurance
  • Discounted AA fleet recovery services
  • Cost saving opportunities on your utility bills and energy saving advice
  • Member2Member Offers
  • Lobbying and representation with local and national Government 

 

Large Business Membership Package

250+ employees

£1,495 +VAT per annum

Our large business membership package was built to benefit you and your 250+ employees with a great range of benefits including a personal introduction to High Level Business Leader events, a full page advertorial in Business Focus, and preferential sponsorship opportunities.

You will also be entitled to the following benefits plus more:   

  • Document library with over 750 free downloadable business templates
  • Discounted debt collection service
  • Preferential pricing on fuel at a wide range of garages across the UK
  • Healthcare case plan for as little as £5.30 per month
  • Discounted Private Medical Insurance
  • Discounted AA fleet recovery services
  • Cost saving opportunities on your utility bills and energy saving advice
  • Member2Member Offers
  • Lobbying and representation with local and national Government
  • Free or discounted networking events
  • Personal Introduction Service at networking events

 

Charities & Schools Membership Package

Organisations

£199 +VAT per annum

Our charities & schools membership has been tailored to help not-for-profit organisations achieve exponential growth. As part of this package, you will receive FREE or discounted networking event to help grow your contacts, plus Personal Introduction Service at these events, a listing in Business Focus, plus a whole host of significant cost savings and benefits including:

  • Document library with over 750 free downloadable business templates
  • Discounted debt collection service
  • Preferential pricing on fuel at a wide range of garages across the UK
  • Healthcare case plan for as little as £5.30 per month
  • Discounted Private Medical Insurance
  • Discounted AA fleet recovery services
  • Cost saving opportunities on your utility bills 
  • Member2Member Offers
  • Preferential rates on advertising in our Business Focus Quarterly magazine

 

About Bedfordshire Chamber

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