Putting your business needs at the heart of our strategy

Helping you measurably engage, enrich and enhance your business. The Chamber represents a complex business ecosystem in the heartland of the UK. Whatever the sector, shape or size of your organisation, our primary focus is to help you thrive.

At the Heart of East Midlands Business News and Events

18 July 2019

Chamber backs ‘Our Future – Derby’

The Chamber is backing an exciting new initiative which aims to connect primary schoolchildren across Derby with local employers, to help introduce them to the world of work.
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16 July 2019

Chamber gives evidence at BEIS committee

Infrastructure investment and skills among topics discussed
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16 July 2019

Continued jobs growth bodes well for future prosperity

More people in work than three months, one and two years ago
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9 July 2019

Taking steps to close part of the skills gap

Chamber launches Chamber Schools offer
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9 July 2019

LLEP guide helps businesses offer work experience that benefits everyone

Guide was launched at the Chamber's Employability and Skills Summit
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8 July 2019

Chamber welcomes Eileen Richards Recruitment as new patron

Chamber patrons include organisations that want to have an influential and prominent role in the local business community
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3 July 2019

Chamber reaction to Lord Heseltine's 'Empowering English Cities' report

One-size-fits all won't work and we'll be scrutinising delivery detail
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2 July 2019

Survey sheds light on impact of Brexit on business

It is imperative that we get some clarity on where we will be come 1 November
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28 June 2019

Celebrating success at Chamber President’s Summer Reception

Making sure we continue to celebrate success in difficult times was the key message from the Chambers President Kevin Harris at his Summer Reception.
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26 June 2019

Chamber’s Westminster deputation talks procurement with Minister

Roundtable talks were part of Chamber's bid to break down mythical barriers to SMEs bidding for contracts
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Helping your business grow, whether through optimising processes, upskilling your people or reducing costs through membership benefits – the Chamber connects you to funding, skills, new people, expert help and provides a platform where you and your business can flourish.

How can I grow faster with the Chamber's help?

Whether you want to network, exhibit, learn more about what’s going on in your sector through industry forums – the Chamber helps you access hundreds of opportunities to meet and connect with businesses in the East Midlands every year.

How can I connect with the right people
with the Chamber's help?

To stay competitive means you need good people, with the right skills who feel valued and appreciated – the Chamber can provide you with expert analysis of your current situation, connect you with fully- or partially-subsidised training or even introduce you to new talent.

How can I develop skills more effectively
with the Chamber's help?

Reaching and influencing the right person, whether it’s your industry sector peers, your local MP, a specific Government department or simply people who need what you do – the Chamber is an authoritative body which has the status and mandate to ensure your voice is heard by the right people.

How can I influence the right people
with the Chamber's help?

Whether your business currently operates overseas or not – the Chamber’s award-winning International Trade team can help enable businesses at all stages of the export journey - from start-ups to multinationals - to be successful in overseas markets.

How can I possibly profit more from international business?



We know that every business is different and that means different priorities, different pressure points, different aims and objectives and, of course, different budgets – the Chamber doesn’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to membership. Our membership criteria is based on the size of your business, so the amount you pay to become a member is relative - minimising risk and maximising value.

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