There are a number of ways in which to do this:
Membership represents excellent value and cost of membership is determined on employee numbers. For a full breakdown of costs please visit the Membership Rates page.
Members have access to a Member Offers area where members can make time-based special offers and update their offers on a regular basis.
There is a wide range of opportunities for sponsoring activities of the Chamber. Contact Yvonne Pennington by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about packages tailored to suit your individual needs.
This specialised Membership is aimed at the largest companies in the East Midlands and the Chamber is proud to have many within this group. Please visit the Patrons page to find out which businesses are currently patrons of the Chamber.
The magazine is published 10 times per year - every month except December and August - in the first full working week of each month.
Members' Briefing is are published, digitally, ten times a year - every month except December and August - in the middle of each month.
Business Network is a 52-page full-colour glossy magazine published ten times a year. It contains a broad mix of business news and information including members' news stories. Members' Briefing is a regular briefing document which provides snapshots of essential business information such as changes to legislation, grant funding availability and upcoming Chamber events.
Several weekly ebulletins go out to all members providing time-sensitive information and details of upcoming events, training programmes and other Chamber activities. A weekly members' news eshot, called Members' Showcase, goes out every Friday afternoon.
The Chamber runs over 250 events per year. View the events calendar. The search can be tailored to meet your needs. Details of events are also published in Business Network and the weekly events eshot.
There is a wide range of short courses available ranging from Director Development programmes to credit control skills, sales and marketing. Visit our training area to find a course to meet your needs. In addition we offer a wide range of apprenticeships.
The Chamber runs a members' council (a strategic lobbying/campaigning group) in each county and a range of sector-specific forums to share best practice and discuss industry issues. More information is available from our Forums Manager, Nick Chischniak, on 0333 320 0333.
Members of the Chamber can join our members councils - as noted above. The Chamber also circulates a Quarterly Economic Survey to members. As well as providing a true barometer of changing operating conditions, the results of the survey also serve to influence our activities. The more members that complete this survey when it is issued, the better informed the Chamber will be about member issues.
The Chamber is not an organisation that has grant funding available, however we are often advised of funding available (and highlight this through our monthly Members' Briefing), and can signpost members to other support organisations that may be able to help. The Chamber also delivers Growth Hub Services on behalf of the D2N2 and Leicester and Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnerships and can advise on current funding opportunities via this channel. For more information, call the Growth Hub team on 0333 006 9178 (D2N2) or 0116 366 8487 (LLEP).
The Chamber is approached regularly a wide range of companies which would like to work with us and regretfully, it is not possible to partner with, or buy from all of them. However, the Chamber works with preferred suppliers and these are reviewed regularly to ensure the Chamber is getting the best value for money from all of its suppliers.
The Chamber operates a 'member first' procurement policy, meaning that it will seek to work with suppliers that are Chamber members wherever possible, and will procure products and services from non-members only when they are not available from the companies in membership.
Most of the Chamber events are open to only Chamber members, although selected events are open to non-members. Most events are free to attend for Chamber members, but where there is a charge, it will be offered at a discounted rate for members.
Approximately 3,900 businesses of all sizes and sectors are members of the Chamber. East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) is the second largest Chamber in the country, by membership numbers.
You can join online or telephone our Membership Team on 0333 320 0333.
East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) is the second largest Chamber in the UK, by membership numbers. The Chamber is the voice for business in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire locally and nationally, lobbying on behalf of its members to improve the sustainability of local businesses. A whole host of benefits are available to members including networking, business services and money saving products.
Most members opt to pay annually by direct debit or BACs. Annual renewals can also be paid online. Alternatively, members can pay quarterly or monthly by direct debit.
Many people believe that Chambers are Government-funded bodies. This is not the case. The Chamber is a not for profit, limited by guarantee organisation that is funded primarily through its membership. The organisation is operated by a non-executive Board and all profits are reinvested back into the business. Chamber Training - a division of the Chamber that delivers work-based learning is funded by the Skills Funding Agency.
The Chamber works with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders including: local authorities, LEPs, local strategic and economic partnerships, regeneration and inward investment organisations, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) , East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, Destination Management Partnerships, universities and FE colleges, Learning and Skills Councils , JobCentre Plus, innovation centres, other business support organisations and a host of other partners.
What We Do
The Chamber offers Members extensive networking opportunities and a wide range of discounted services.
We work in close partnership with many communities, political and funding organisations.
Board of Directors
The Chamber Board is made up of individuals from the region's leading businesses.
Senior Management Team
Our Senior Management team oversees our wide range of services and activities.
Our Patrons are influential and prominent organisations who share the values that drive the Chamber forward.
The Local Enterprise Partnership's purpose is to support and encourage economic growth in the region.
Contact us now to find out about the information, advice and support we offer to individuals and businesses.
One of the many great offers available to members: