Our story

We’re Business West and we exist to create long-term prosperity for our businesses and our region.

We help companies grow, innovate and export. We build professional communities. We tackle challenging business issues on behalf of organisations. We lobby, influence and deliver tangible results.

We have a proven track record of connecting people, public bodies and private companies, to nurture a more productive and inclusive business landscape.

We drive business forward.

Every one of our businesses is striving for prosperity. They want to deliver today, tomorrow and beyond. They’re ambitious, entrepreneurial, fiercely passionate about their work and their customers, and forward-looking. So are we. Which is why we equip them with the support and tools to fulfil their potential & turn their vision into reality.

Everything we do contributes to making our region the best place to live, learn and work.

Sustainability for us means creating an inclusive environment where our businesses can thrive both now and in the years ahead. In 2021, we became a Certified B Corp. In other words, we meet exacting standards of verified social and environmental performance, balancing profit and purpose. It makes us uniquely placed to advise the businesses of the future, as well as lending credibility to our message that business can be a force for good.

Those in the know…know us. Our reputation precedes us.

Which explains why companies, national business support organisations, Local and Central Government, and Chambers of Commerce from all over the UK seek us out. These groups benefit from our experience, advice and knowledge.

Our members enjoy all of this plus additional and exclusive services, designed to raise their profile, advance their cause, protect their interests and influence the commercial landscape within which they operate – in our own region, across the UK, and throughout the world.

We recently celebrated our 200th anniversary, with the tagline ‘200 years of future thinking’ which you can read about here.

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  • "200 Years of Future Thinking"

    Learn more about the two centuries that have passed since the Bristol-based Chamber of Commerce was founded.