5 ways the Chamber of Commerce can help you grow your business

Andy Grey
Marketing Executive | Business West
18th January 2016

With the start of the year providing the perfect excuse to try something new, here’s how joining the Chamber could help your business turn over a new leaf.

Return on investment

The first question we all ask when we hear about something new, what do I get out of it?

Luckily, we’ve summed it up for you with a look at what a typical member could get back. For instance, taking advantage of just three of our offers (networking, professional advice and marketing lists) could be worth between £760 and £1000.

Promote your business to a larger audience

Are you looking at how to get yourself noticed? We’re able to help our members promote themselves in a variety of ways. 

Last year our events attracted 3,760 people for you to connect with, and we regularly shared member news through our e-newsletters, magazine and 22,000 strong social following.

We also reached a 16.1 million through media coverage, which included quotes from members on key political issues that affect your day to day trade.

Take advantage of exclusive offers

As a member you have the chance to promote any new offers you have through our opportunities and tenders areas, as well as through our magazine and newsletters.

To boot, we can also pass down offers from national partners of the British Chambers of Commerce, such as 64% off AA breakdown cover, which will come in handy during the coming winter months.

Access expert advice

As the UK’s largest Chamber of Commerce, we have over 100 business advisors for you to talk to. From starting up and innovating, to growing and expanding overseas, we’ve got you covered.

As a Chamber member you also have the opportunity to pick up the phone and get 30 minutes free legal, accountancy or HR advice from local firms via our professional advice service. We can also keep you posted about the latest tender opportunities as soon as they come out.

Be part of something bigger

You’ve seen the headlines, so far 2016 has been one of the most significant political years in history. As the voice of business we are constantly striving to make the South West the best place to start and grow a company.

If you want your voice to be heard by local and national politicians, our policy team can help to tackle the issues that are holding you back.

So, there you have it, five ways that joining the Chamber could help your business prosper.

For more information, give our membership team a quick call on 0800 980 2789 or drop them an email at membership@businesswest.co.uk.

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