Access Your Benefits

Your membership package contains a host of benefits exclusively available to Chamber of Commerce members. Full details on how to access your benefits can be found below.

2017 Members Logo Now Available to Download

Want everyone to know you’re a member of West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce? You can get your 2017 Members logo by clicking on the image below.

To save it, right mouse click on the large image that appears on your screen and selecting the ‘Save Image As…’ option; you will then be able to to save the image to your computer desktop or location of your choice.

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Free Business Lounge Passes and Discounted Meeting Rooms with Regus

Free and discounted access to our Business Lounges and Meeting Rooms. Our Business Lounges are a cost effective alternative to working from home and coffee shop meetings. Our Meeting Rooms offer flexible private space for interviews, presentations and training with wall mounted TVs with laptop link ups, glass boards and flip charts

  • All visits – Free tea, coffee, filtered water and biscuits. Free parking at Broughton and Chester Services
  • Business Lounge – 3 free visits to Regus centres at Broughton Shopping Park, Chester Services or Chester Business Park
  • Business Lounge – £5+vat half day Business Lounge access, £10+vat full day
  • Meeting Rooms – 20% discount, 25% discount on Fridays
  • Virtual Office – 1 month free when you buy 12
  • Gold Card (unlimited Business Lounge access) – 1 month free when you buy 12

To take advantage of any of these offers, please contact the team on:

0800 756 2501 or visit regus.co.uk/express, don’t forget to state you are a member of WCNW Chamber.

Half Price Exports with DHL

The Chamber and DHL want to help you hit the ground running. That’s why shipments are half-price for all members of West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce in their first year of exporting with DHL.

Enjoy 50% off exporting for a year, allowing you to make major savings each time you ship and invest your money into other areas of your business. It’s an unmissable opportunity to establish your business on an international scale with the cost pressures seriously reduced, as well as start recouping your Chamber membership fee from your first shipment.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a Chamber member
  • Not have shipped more than five times with DHL in the past 12 months and be aiming to build your international business.

Visit the Chambers section of the DHL website to sign up. Terms and conditions apply, see DHL website for details.

Financial Advice Hotline

Businesses in the UK often say that they cannot access finance easily and they find it difficult to speak with their banks when they need to. The Chamber Finance Hotline means you’re only a telephone call away from a team of experienced banking experts with extensive knowledge of working with companies across all industry sectors, able to give your business a real edge in today’s trading environment.

Call 0800 656 9634 to access the line, which is open 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday).

Business Representation

If your business is, for example, hampered by red tape, slow broadband speeds or you have strong views on the economy, then please feel free to email the Chamber’s policy executive Matt Hodgson for more information on how the chamber can represent your business.

Chamber Foreign Exchange

The British Chambers of Commerce has partnered with exchange experts Moneycorp to provide money saving foreign exchange to Chamber members. If you have international payment requirements Moneycorp can help you save you money every year.

Key benefits include:

  • Bank-beating exchange rates
  • Expert market guidance
  • Fast online money transfers 24/7
  • Safeguarded client funds

Exclusive member package:

  • Free foreign exchange health check
  • Low transfer fees
  • Free account opening.

For more information on the benefit click here. To find out more about accessing this benefit, call 0808 1635 138 or email chamberfx@moneycorp.com.

Free Business Consultations and Health Checks

Chamber members can access special free consultations and health checks from several fellow Chamber members:

  • One hour free accountancy consultation from Ellis & Co Chartered Accountants
  • One hour free Marketing Healthcheck from Umbrella Marketing Team
  • Half day IT health check from MWL Systems.

In order to access your health check, email Jenny Davidson requesting which meeting(s) you would like and the details will be passed to the relevant company.

Professional HR Advice and Support

Providing members of West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce with free, unlimited access to human resources (HR) and a health and safety advice line; 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Chamber HR .

Call the Chamber HR Advice Line on 01455 852037 to access over 400 downloadable policies, forms, documents, letters, templates and factsheets. To download you will need a username and password.

When calling you will be asked to provide:

  • Your name
  • Company name
  • Your membership
  • Chamber name.

You can now book a telephone call back from an advisor at a suitable time fo you. For more information click here http://qed.qdoshr.com/qed/book-a-call-back

Reduce Absence and Staff Turnover

Healthy staff can make your business better, so with the discounted staff healthcare plan from Westfield Health, you can reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and use it as a tool to recruit more employees.

For more information about this exclusive service for Chamber members, read this document, call 01292 678666 or visit https://www.westfieldhealth.com/business/chamber-primary-health-plan .

Legal Advice Line

Provided by Composite Legal Expenses, the legal advice line provides businesses and people with essential telephone based ‘signposting’ advice for any legal, employment and tax issue regardless of whether cover is in force.

Call 0871 423 5244 to access it.

Chamber AA Roadside Assistance

Enjoy up to 63% off the cost of business breakdown cover from The AA; for more information View the document here

Chamber Business Healthcare Plan

“I need my staff healthy, happy and here.”

AXA PPP healthcare can help you create a healthcare plan that’s as unique as your business. A plan to fast track you and your people to diagnosis and treatment. And to support you all back to health, and back to work as quickly as possible.

  • Let us remove any hassle and arrange your appointments for you and avoid waiting lists.
  • Make sure you see experienced consultants and practitioners.
  • Our team of medical experts will give you and your staff support and guidance.
  • You’ll be surprised how little it costs to protect members of your team, and even your family.

The Chamber Business Healthcare package has been created with small businesses in mind, offering affordable, flexible plans to suit your business and budget, along with a discount to Chamber membership and free business resources.

In just ten minutes you can have a tailored quote to suit your business needs. Call on 0800 387 754 and let us know that you’re a member of West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber.

To view the brochure all about what’s discounted and available to you as a Chamber Member click here

Additional benefits for your business

Sign up to the Chamber Business Healthcare plan and you’ll receive

  • 50% discount off your Chamber membership for three years.
  • A free Employee Assistance Programme offering your staff expert qualified telephone counselling.
  • Free access to Health at Hand – a free 24/7 telephone helpline from a UK land line, offering confidential health information and support from health professionals.

Visit https://www.axappphealthcare.co.uk/chambers/ for more information and to activate your free services now.

For more information on AXA PPP healthcare and its products and services, please visit https://www.axappphealthcare.co.uk/business-health-insurance/small-to-medium-business/

Terms and conditions

This offer is only available to members of participating Chambers.

This offer is available to direct new customers of AXA PPP healthcare only.

50% chamber membership is up to value of £125 per insured employee.

50% chamber membership can be claimed each year for up to 3 years as long as a current business healthcare policy remains in force.

AXA PPP healthcare reserves the right to change or remove this special offer at any time.

Professional HR Advice and Support

HR advice and support is just a click or a phone call away thanks to the Chamber HR service provided by Qdos Consulting.

With a 24 hour advice line and over 450 documents to use as required (including standard contracts and policies), help is always at hand. Click here to find out more.

To access this benefit call 0800 387 754 or visit www.axappphealthcare.co.uk/chambers for more information. Alternatively you can view this document.

Credit Management Group UK Free Credit Toolkit & Helpline

West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber has a partnership with Credit Management Group UK to bring members the benefit of access to their credit management Toolkit, and support helpline.

Experts in their field, CMG UK have over 25 years’ experience within the B2B credit management industry; they want to share their knowledge with fellow businesses to reduce their risk to bad debt, protect profits and ultimately improve cash flow.

The Toolkit will provide members with a wide array of credit management resources, covering topics including:

  • Accepting customer orders and using term & conditions
  • Credit risk assessment
  • Disputed invoice management
  • Collection strategies
  • Taking legal action against unpaid debts
  • Credit management reporting

Access to the Toolkit is FREE with you Chamber membership; you will receive a Chamber coupon code that you simply enter when you reach checkout on CMG UK’s website.

On top of this you can also access a FREE helpline with Credit Management Group UK, entitling you to up to 30 minutes of telephone support per month regarding any credit management issues you may have.

The credit management toolkit and helpline will provide you with over £500 worth of yearly support, entirely FREE with your Chamber membership!

Aside from offering this membership benefit, Credit Management Group UK also provide:

To access your Toolkit please enter the code WCNW16 at the checkout on http://www.cmgroupuk.com/toolkit/

Call 0845 054 0504 to take advantage of the credit management helpline, quoting your company name and Chamber discount code.

To view the flyer, click here.

Exclusive Money Penny Free Trial, Additional Calls and Use of Brand New HQ

Money Penny Provides a professional, 24 hour service that’s dedicated to handling calls for businesses of all shapes and sizes, from sole traders right up multinational corporations. We give you one person who gets you, your clients and how you run your business. Your dedicated Moneypenny Receptionist will allow you to get on with what you do best, working without distractions and ensuring you never miss another opportunity.

As a Chamber Member you are entitled to a two-week free trial with Moneypenny, plus Chamber Member’s who become clients will receive an additional 10 calls on their price plan per month.

As part of your Chamber Membership, you will also have exclusive access to host informal meetings at Moneypenny’s brand new HQ.

To find out more about how Moneypenny can benefit your business, call Cody on 0333 202 1005 and quote ‘Chamber of Commerce’ or email Cody.Silvester@moneypenny.co.uk  or visit www.moneypenny.com/uk/partner/chamber-of-commerce/