Lobbying and Representation
Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce aims to be a voice for business in Bedfordshire using its influence, experience and contacts to represent you and lobby on behalf of the business community at all levels – from local government to ministerial level.
The Chamber has a presence on a range of committees and groups that influence policy making decisions in Bedfordshire on issues such as airport expansion, the growth strategy and local infrastructure. We are also represented on a number of panels and committees across the Eastern Region enabling us to represent you regionally as well as locally.
Our Chief Executive Cheryl Smart is on the board of SEMLEP and we are involved in a Business Ambassadors programme to encourage inward investment.
It’s difficult for an individual business to influence policy alone. However as part of a group of businesses led by the Chamber you can have a much stronger voice exerting greater influence on policies affecting business. In addition, the Chamber is a member of the British Chambers of Commerce joining with businesses across the whole of the UK in calling for policy decisions that are good for business.