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 

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Grants & Funding

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

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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.

508 

member to member referrals in 2018

700+

members in the network

Our
members

employ over 60,000 people

1,300+

people attended our networking events in 2018 

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.

AXA PPP healthcare >

Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce are pleased to introduce AXA PPP healthcare for their business healthcare cover.

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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 avoid 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:

  • Reduced time out of work for you and your team through prompt access to diagnosis and eligible treatment
  • Great incentive for both employee retention and recruitment
  • More convenient medical appointments that can fit around your schedule, including access to our 24/7 online GP service
  • Peace of mind with access to our 24/7 health information telephone helpline

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 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:

  • 50% off your Chambers of Commerce membership for 3 years4
  • Up to 50% off annual PureGym membership for all of your team, not just those covered by your healthcare cover plan

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

  1. Fair usage policy applies
  2. Subject to appointment availability
  3. Health at Hand nurses and counsellors available 24/7. Midwives and pharmacists available 8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm Saturday and 8am – 12pm Sunday.
  4. 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
  5. For full PureGym offer terms and conditions visit https://www.axaactiveplus.co.uk/puregym-terms-and-conditions 

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 private healthcare cover plans are underwritten by AXA PPP healthcare Limited. The Puregym membership is not regulated by either the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered office: AXA PPP healthcare, 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AD. Registered in England and Wales number 3148119. Write to us at: AXA PPP healthcare, Phillips House, Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2PL.

Westfield Health >

Start your health and wellbeing journey today.

Westfield Health have an exclusive partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce.  

Choosing the right health and wellbeing strategy can be truly transformative.  Its has the power to:

  • Enhance engagement & performance
  • Attract & retain staff
  • Lower absence rates

Their Health and Wellbeing Programme can help you support staff who might otherwise be struggling with a range of issues such as mental health, work pressures, stress, diet, anxiety, lack of sleep and work-life balance. 

As one of the UK's leading health and wellbeing partners, Westfield Health has a breadth of expertise and knowledge to help your business, together with a wide range of health and wellbeing programmes.

  • Health Assessments
  • Wellness Workshops
  • Health Calendar
  • Health Cash Plans
  • Surgery Choices
  • Sleep Programmes
  • Gym Management

Westfield Health support businesses, group and individuals and their bespoke approach to health and wellbeing allows them to tailor their services to match and give everyone the one-to-one treatment they deserve.

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

Online Health & Safety Training>

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>

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. 

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.

For the full range of Chamber Energy Solutions contact us on 01582 522448 or 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.

Chamber Online>

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:

  • 750 downloadable business document templates
  • Documents cover HR/ employment, health & safety and legal
  • HR Health Check – find out how compliant you are regarding employment matters
  • H & S Health Check – find out how compliant you are regarding health & safety
  • Newsroom – keep up to date with news and legislation changes
  • My Account area – a place to store your frequently used documents

 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 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
  • Healthcare case plan for as little as £5.57 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 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:

  • Document library with over 750 free downloadable business templates
  • Discounted debt collection service
  • Healthcare case plan for as little as £5.57 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
  • Healthcare case plan for as little as £5.57 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
  • Healthcare case plan for as little as £5.57 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
  • Healthcare case plan for as little as £5.57 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
  • Healthcare case plan for as little as £5.57 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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