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, also encompassing South Gloucestershire Chamber interests, 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.

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Latest from the Bristol chamber

Q&A with Ashok Vaswani - CEO of Barclays Bank UK
Member role

UWE , in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barlcays Bank UK , before he gave his...
Lynn Barlow
Lynn Barlow
Posted on: 15.10.18
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How Bristol Port became a key hub for Hinkley Point C
Member role

Bristol Port is one of the key South-West businesses supporting the creation of Britain's first new nuclear power plant in more than 20 years. The significant role played by the Port in the logistics...
Katherine Lovell
Katherine Lovell
Posted on: 11.10.18
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Five ways small businesses benefit Bristol
Member role

I’ve always known that Bristol is a fantastic place to do business and now it’s official. The city has been ranked as one of the top places in the UK to launch a new business and it has been reported...
Rob Hingston
Rob Hingston
Posted on: 10.10.18
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Upcoming events

Contracts of Employment - How to get it right

Overview This course provides detailed guidance on how to create, agree, vary or terminate...

30th October 2018
Contracts of Employment - How to get it right

Managing discipline and grievance (full day)

Overview The law requires employers to act reasonably in their discipline of employees and in...

30th October 2018
Managing discipline and grievance (full day)

Managing absence at work

Overview Recent evidence suggests that the average level of employee absence is 6.3 days per year...

24th October 2018
Managing absence at work

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Tenders & Opportunities

Digital Marketing Audit

Do you want to advertise online but don't know where to start? We can help.

International Travel Support Services Invitation to Tender

International Travel Support Services Invitation to Tender

Clarification Questions