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

How today's business leaders are building the Bristol of tomorrow

Speaking at the ‘Building the Bristol of Tomorrow’ roundtable, Nigel Wilson, Group CEO of Legal & General delivered the message that as far as financing city-wide projects is concerned, cost...
Amie Vaughan
Amie Vaughan
Posted on: 18.10.18
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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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Upcoming events

Acas South West Annual Seminar

Overview Join Acas South West for our first annual seminar. With sessions from leading experts of...

13th November 2018
Acas South West Annual Seminar

Social media in the workplace

Overview Social media is the term used for internet-based tools which allow people to interact...

8th November 2018
Social media in the workplace

Recruitment, Selection and Induction

Overview Most employers appreciate that the success of their organisation relies on its staff...

8th November 2018
Recruitment, Selection and Induction

New chamber members

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