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

Surviving a recession
Member role

What actually is a recession? Yes, a good question to start with. The economic definition of a recession is a reduction in GDP [Gross Domestic Product] for two consecutive quarters - a country’s GDP...
John Evans
John Evans
Posted on: 16.08.18
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The state of the labour market: views from Business West

The latest ONS employment statistics were released earlier this week . Here’s what senior figures at Business West had to say: phil-smith.jpg Phil Smith – Managing Director “Government will no doubt...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 16.08.18
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Supreme Court Considers Legality of Enhanced Criminal Record Checks
Member role

IIn the case of R (AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, the Supreme Court assessed whether it was a breach of AR's right to a private life and right of presumed innocence for an...
Gareth Edwards
Posted on: 15.08.18
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Upcoming events

Cutting Through The Noise

Life can be busy and tough and there are times when we want and need to focus. But, let’s be...

10th October 2018
Cutting Through The Noise

Human Resource Management for Beginners

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

21st September 2018
Cornwall
Human Resource Management for Beginners

Employment Law Update

Overview The legal landscape and how it affects your business, or workplace, is constantly...

20th September 2018
Cornwall
Employment Law Update

New chamber members

Tenders & Opportunities

New Communications Manager vacancy at The Bristol Hippodrome

An excellent opportunity to join one the country's premier regional theatres.

The role in summary

Huge member discounts on international shipping

World Options is offering chamber members an opportunity to take advantage of preferential business rates provided by major couriers and freight se