Bristol Chamber of Commerce

A business network that connects and represents local businesses in the most economically successful city region outside of London

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Bristol is an economic powerhouse in aerospace and defence, high-technologies, higher education, professional and legal services, media and creative industries.

Bristol Chamber of Commerce plays a central role in helping local businesses capture and nurture these opportunities, while ensuring that Bristol’s reputation for business remains high.

James Durie is the Chief Executive of the Bristol Chamber. A Bristol native, James has dedicated the past 17 years of his career to helping Bristol and its businesses reach their true potential. Reflective of this, in addition to his role as Chamber Director, he works closely with the largest employers in the city and has a track record of success in delivering landmark projects to improve business, the economy and culture in the city. 

Bristol Chamber members enjoy a number of benefits including:

  • Raise your profile online, in the press and among your peers
  • Opportunities to find new business and advance your sales pipeline
  • Network with experienced and influential business leaders in the local area and beyond
  • Have your views represented at a local and national level to decision makers who listen
  • Gain preferential access to training, advice and support services to help your business grow

Plus, as part of Business West, Bristol Chamber provides a local access point to government funding, business services and support, as well as other business opportunities available via your fellow members. Check out the members' area to view the members' directory, latest tenders and business opportunities, events and news from the local business community.

  • Join the Chamber

    Connect, share & grow - raise your business profile locally & nationally through the largest membership organisation in the South West.

  • Join the Chamber

    Connect, share & grow - raise your business profile locally & nationally through the largest membership organisation in the South West.

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    As a member you can speak to the team directly about any Chamber service now on 0800 980 2789

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Upcoming events

Human Resource Management for Beginners

Overview This practical event provides an introduction to the fundamentals of employing people...

9th May 2017
Devon
Human Resource Management for Beginners

Big Sport Speaker - Alan Chambers MBE - Ashton Gate Stadium

Alan Chambers MBE will host the Big Sports Speaker Event at Ashton Gate on Friday 26th May. BOOK...

26th May 2017
Bristol
Big Sport Speaker - Alan Chambers MBE - Ashton Gate Stadium

Big Sport Speaker - Alan Chambers MBE - Ashton Gate Stadium

Alan Chambers MBE will host the Big Sports Speaker Event at Ashton Gate on Friday 26th May. BOOK...

26th May 2017
Bristol
Big Sport Speaker - Alan Chambers MBE - Ashton Gate Stadium

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Tenders & Opportunities

Big Sport Speaker - Member Discount Code

The Big Sport Speakers are a series of networking events hosted by Bristol Sport and the Lansdown Club featuring some of the biggest names

Co-Chambers Digital Platform Development

Three Chambers of Commerce in the UK - incl. Business West (incorp. Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Chambers of Commerce), Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and London Chamber of Commerce & Industry - have decided to develop a joint digital platform to provide connectivity between the Chambers.

The aim in developing this platform is to add value for the members of the Chambers and to strengthen the Chambers' position as the voice of UK business. We invite tenders for the contract of web developer / service provider that will develop and support the proposed digital platform.

Project Description

The proposed platform is a digital complement to the varied set of services already offered by the three sponsoring Chambers. UK Chambers of Commerce produce a lot of good quality, original content on a range of policy areas but the current delivery route is not always optimal. The digital platform must, in the first instance, enable the Chambers to disseminate content, gather the views of businesses and conduct focused campaigns.

Chambers members also provide content which is subsequently communicated out through various offline and online channels.

Initial development of the platform must provide the means to collate and curate such content from the participating Chambers and publish them in an intelligent and easy to use fashion.

Subsequent development of the platform includes plans for a multi-Chamber directory of member businesses and the capability to sell third party services.

For further information and to download a full copy of the Invitation to Tender please register on the website.

Contract value 
TBC
Response deadline 
5:00pm April 10th 2017