If looking for support, peace of mind and the foundations for growth, Chamber membership is for you.
We work closely with businesses of all sizes, understanding the pressures and ambitions of smaller SME organisations.
You’d be surprised how much your business has in common with others, find out how you can benefit from joining us.
Being a member of the Chamber means you can promote your organisation both within the membership as well as in the wider business community. The majority of the Chamber’s profile-raising offerings are free to members, meaning you can start realising the value of your membership straight away – while gaining invaluable exposure for your business, services and products by tapping into an extensive business community.
The expertise of your workforce is paramount to your business success. Upskilling can be a Catch 22 for SMEs. It leads to increased productivity and loyalty but can be expensive – both in terms of the cost of the courses and time spent away from the business. Our courses are varied, designed with business at heart and cost-effective. In fact, some of our courses and programmes are fully-funded and worked around your schedule.
We offer the opportunity to develop your personal connections while learning about topics important to your business. We understand networking means different things to different business and that’s why – whether you’re looking to collaborate and share best practice with people at a similar stage to you or are looking to secure lucrative contracts from larger organisations – our regular and diverse networking and events schedule is designed with you in mind.
Our network of award-winning internationally-focused professionals share one core objective – to help businesses of all sizes succeed in international trade. If you’re at the start of your export journey – or just want to learn more – we can assist every step of the way, from relevant training courses, market visits, to simply answering the questions you need that are specific to your business. We have helped hundreds of would-be exporters get off the ground and we could do the same for you.
Engaging with the right people – be it your local MP, industry sector peers or a local, regional or national body - can be facilitated by the Chamber. SMEs are critical to the prosperity of the UK, and the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has described the East Midlands as a “bellwether” for the UK economy. Being part of the Chamber ensures that you can influence policy moving forward and have a front-and-centre seat when it comes to dialogue with key decision makers.
The Chamber is the go to place for answers in business. We are the leading business organisation in the region and the voice for business in the East Midlands – but you don’t have to take our word for it. That’s because we have the numbers and statistics to back it up and that’s why our growing membership of over 4,100 organisations - small to large - trust the Chamber to help them grow, connect, develop skills, influence and trade internationally.
Choose your business size to find out how you can benefit from joining us?
We are the leading business support organisation in the region and, as such, pride ourselves on providing first class advice and support to businesses of all sizes and from all sectors across our three counties. Whether you’re after general advice or highly bespoke, tailored, support, you can rely on the Chamber to provide you with an answer.
While being a member of the Chamber means you benefit from extensive all-round cover, we know that all businesses are different and, as such, require different levels and areas of support. That’s why we offer a range of membership options – ensuring you’re getting the best possible support that is absolutely right for your business needs.
Health and Safety, HR, Legal, Tax and VAT, Insurance, Compliance… aside from getting on with growing and making a success of your business, there are a multitude of complex and important areas of business that have the potential to keep owners and leaders awake at night. However, you’ll be amazed at the level of support – including financially – that is included in Chamber membership.
The Chamber is proud to work in partnership with carefully-selected and universally-recognised regional brands – many of which have a national and international presence - and the largest employers across the counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.
If you want to expand your reach in the East Midlands, then becoming a Chamber Patron is a shrewd move. It enables you to mix with the regions leading businesses at exclusive events, gain insight into what's going to happen and helps raise you profile on multiple levels.