Whether you’re a sole trader or a small, medium or large business, joining a local network or organisation designed to support businesses like yours is a big decision. No one wants to spend money on a membership that won’t help their business.
So if you’re considering joining your local Chamber of Commerce, it’s not a decision you’ll be taking lightly. But becoming a Chamber member can be a great decision. Chamber membership provides you with a whole host of benefits aimed at helping you save money, raise your business profile and grow your business.
If you’re interested in becoming a member, choosing the right package for your business is key. At the Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce, we offer a range of different packages, allowing you to find one that is tailored to the needs of your business.
Key membership benefits
As a Chamber member, you have access to a number of benefits including:
As a Chamber member you have access to free and discounted networking events where you can connect with other local businesses and foster meaningful relationships while you build your peer network.
Referrals & introductions
Through referrals and introductions you can raise your business profile and work with other Chamber members.
We offer exporting advice and support for our members, from helping you build a greater knowledge of international trade, to supporting you with the procedures and documentation involved. We have a vast network of partners that can offer support for market research services, consultancy services, export documentation and export training. We also host regular workshops to help businesses with export procedures.
Grants & funding
We can help you find grants and funding to help your business grow.
So much can be achieved when you have a voice, and this is why we offer lobbying and representation with local and national Government so that you can influence policy and regulation on the things that matter to your business.
As a Chamber member you have exclusive access to cost savings benefits within our chamber community. For example, discounted debt collection service, healthcare, medical insurance, AA fleet recovery, and utilities.
Our Member2Member Offers also allow you to benefit from the experience and expertise of fellow Chamber members, from legal and HR support to branding and merchandise, IT and compliance. We believe that business is done better together and this is why so many members are keen to give others a helping hand.
Find the right membership package for you
We offer a range of packages tailored to different sizes and types of businesses:
- Sole Trader membership - for individuals
- Essentials membership - for companies with 2-10 employees
- Small business membership - for companies with 11-49 employees
- Medium business membership - for companies with 50-249 employees
- Large business membership - for companies with 250+ employees
- Charities & Schools membership
Each of our packages are designed to meet the specific needs of different types of business. For example, as a Sole Trader, we understand the importance of getting out there and connecting with people to generate business. For small and medium sized businesses, we understand the importance of raising greater awareness of your company and bringing in new business. For larger companies, we appreciate your need to have your voice heard on key issues so that you can continue to prosper. And our Charity & Schools membership package has been tailored to help not-for-profit organisations with their growth goals.
Joining your local Chamber of Commerce is a great way to connect with local businesses and build a peer support network. We believe there is power in connecting with like-minded businesses in your area and the Chamber provides a platform to enable your business to connect and grow.
We are also committed to helping businesses to recruit, train and retain the right people with the right skills to grow their business.
Our extensive knowledge of local business means we are a trusted source of support and advice for growing companies, whatever your size and our membership packages are designed to support you to achieve your local, regional and national growth ambitions.
You don't have to run your business on your own. If you want to find out more about the different membership packages we offer, or specific benefits or pricing, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to talk to you about how we could help.