Connect to local business and foster meaningful relationships while building your peer network
Achieve your global ambitions with our comprehensive package of international trade services
Your business views are represented locally, regionally and nationally by our teams
Raise your business profile and work with other members
We make it our mission to identify grants and funding to help your business grow
Exclusive access to cost-savings benefits within our Chamber community
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.
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.
member to member referrals in 2018
members in the network
employ over 60,000 people
people attended our networking events in 2018
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.
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, email@example.com
Make savings on insurance for you and your family with A Plan Insurance.
Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce are pleased to introduce AXA PPP healthcare business health insurance for their business healthcare cover.
Owning a small business takes a lot of hard work, dedication and focus. You’ve probably spent a lot of time and resource building up a strong team around you who you trust to support you and help your business to grow. So what would happen if you or a key member of your team had to take time off from work due to ill health?
At AXA PPP healthcare, our small business health insurance aims to get you and your team back to work quickly through prompt access to diagnosis and eligible treatment. If your GP recommends that you see a specialist, you can skip the NHS waiting lists and be seen quickly at a time and place that works for you. Small business health insurance can have a number of benefits for you, your team and your business. These include:
At AXA PPP healthcare, our small business health insurance plans can be tailored to suit the needs of you and your business. We have a variety of healthcare cover options available that can be added to your plan, giving you the opportunity to look after your team’s physical and mental health and be there for them when they need it most.
Unlimited access to our online GP service – At AXA PPP healthcare, if you take out small business health insurance with us we’re offering 12 months free, unlimited access1 to our online GP service, Doctor@Hand (provided by Doctor Care Anywhere). With Doctor@Hand, you can get a 20 minute appointment with a GP at a time and place that suits you – 24/7, 365 days a year2.
Free access to Health at Hand for all Chambers of Commerce members:
Have you ever struggled to sleep at night or concentrate at work because you’ve had a health worry on your mind? Or have you ever had a question about a prescription that you’ve been given? That’s where our Health at Hand service can help. Health at Hand is our 24/7 health information telephone line that gives you access to our team of nurses, midwives, counsellors and pharmacists3. Whatever your health question or worry is, our team is on hand to help put your mind at ease, day or night.
Regardless of whether you have healthcare cover with us or not, we’re offering all Chambers of Commerce members free access to Health at Hand. You simply need to complete this form to activate this service.
Benefits for Chambers of Commerce members when you take out small business health insurance with us:
As a Chambers of Commerce member, if you take out small business health insurance with us, you’ll get:
To find out more about our offer for Chambers of Commerce members, including what we do and don’t cover on our small business health insurance, visit www.axappphealthcare.co.uk/chambers or call us on 0800 387 754 and mention that you’re a member of the Chambers or Commerce
Chamber offer terms and conditions:
- This offer is only available to members of participating Chambers
- This offer is available to direct new customers of AXA PPP healthcare only
- 50% off Chamber membership is up to value of £125 per employee you cover each year
- 50% off Chamber membership can be claimed each year for up to three years as long as a current business healthcare plan remains in force on a direct basis
- AXA PPP healthcare reserves the right to change or remove this special offer at any time
Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce is an introducer appointed representative of AXA PPP healthcare Limited which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. The business health insurance plans are underwritten by AXA PPP healthcare Limited. Registered in England and Wales number 3148119. Registered office: AXA PPP healthcare, 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AD.
Services purchased separately to your insurance cover are not regulated either by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority.
Write to us at: AXA PPP healthcare, Phillips House, Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2PL.
We may record and/or monitor calls for quality assurance, training and as a record of our conversation.
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
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.
For more information contact 01582 522448 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Working in partnership with Datastore365 members can access secure and flexible online cloud hosted solutions for their business.
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.
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 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: email@example.com
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:
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:
If you have any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Every quarter Business Focus magazine spotlights the people and companies that are making the news in Bedfordshire.
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.
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:
For more information contact us on 01582 522448 or email: email@example.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.
Are increasing energy costs impacting the growth of your business? Then Chamber Energy Solutions is the answer.
For the full range of Chamber Energy Solutions contact us on 01582 522448 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Making sure you get paid
In partnership with Direct Route Collections
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.
For more information contact us on 01582 522448 or email: email@example.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.
Welcome to the new Chamber Online service, which is designed for your protection and peace of mind.
Members of Bedfordshire Chamber now have access to an online resource that features:
To access Chamber Online visit chamberbeds.questcover.com
Please note that you will need your unique log in details to access the documents.
These can be obtained from the Chamber, for further information call 01582 522448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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:
This package was built with smaller or newly formed businesses in mind so we have included FREE or discounted access to networking events 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:
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:
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:
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:
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: