Membership Benefits

Getting your message out there

Free and Discounted Events, Networking and Training Throughout the Region

How would you like to attend hundreds of training, networking, seminars and events each year for free?

All the networking events the Chamber holds are completely free of charge, just register, turn up and make the most of your opportunity to meet with the region’s movers and shakers, as well as hopefully learn a thing or two.

The only exceptions are our monthly lunch events, the showpiece annual events; the Summer Cocktail Party held in the stunning surrounds of the Eaton Estate, Chester, our St David’s Day Ball, our Annual Celebration Ball, as well as our export training courses.

Not only that, we’ll work to help you make your event a success by promoting it on your behalf in our events calendar and in our weekly events e-newsletter. In 2017 we’re on course to help promote more than 400 events on behalf of our members.

Business Profile in Our Online and Printed Directories

A personal business profile in the Chamber online members directory and our printed directory. Profiles include full contact details and links to your own website.

Members to Members Special Offers

Take advantage of special offers and discounts from fellow members or create your own to build interest in your products and services.

A Captive Audience of Thousands

Use our PR and marketing streams to tell the world about your business. With a website that receives more than 2000 visits a month, a mailing list with more than 5000 contacts, more than 1300 followers on Twitter and the largest business networking group in the region on LinkedIn, we have all the tools to tell your story!

WCNW Magazine

Get the Chamber’s quarterly magazine WCNW delivered direct to your door free of charge four times a year.

WCNW features a mix of news from the Chamber itself, member businesses, interviews, features, productivity and technology tips, export information and more.

Chamber members can submit stories for consideration to be included in forthcoming issues by contacting us here; should you wish to advertise in a future edition, you can contact Benham Publishing by clicking here.

WCNW Chamber Annual Recognition Awards

Every year we celebrate the success of our members through our Annual Recognition Awards. There are a range of categories to enter, from Business Growth to Young Person/Apprentice of the Year, and winners are announced at our prestigious Annual Ball.

 

Extensive Business Support

Business Representation

One of the core missions for the West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce is to provide a voice for our members. It is our goal to ensure that the voice of business – whatever the size – is heard when decisions are made in local, regional and national government.

As a member, the Chamber can be your representative and take your issues and views to the people that matter. For more information click here.

Chamber Start-Up Club

New businesses aiming to get ahead can access a new Start-Up Club organised by West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce.

The group is aimed at giving start-up businesses who are Chamber members (and in their first two years of operation) a forum where they can meet with people in the same situation as themselves, learn about access to funding, PR and marketing, social media, web design, branding, accountancy and much more.

Free Business Consultations and Health Checks

Chamber members can access special free consultancies and health checks from several fellow Chamber members.

Chamber Business Healthcare Plan

Why choose business healthcare cover?

Building a business takes hard work, dedication and focus.  But without a healthy and productive team to support you, success can begin to feel unstable.  Healthcare cover can help you and your employees get the care you need quickly, with less impact on your business.

And you’ll show your employees that you really value what they do – and you’re ready to invest in their health and wellbeing.

West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce are pleased to introduce AXA PPP healthcare to provide business healthcare cover.

Extensive HR, Legal, Health & Safety and Tax support from Quest

The West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber has teamed up with Quest to provide Members with four business services for their protection and peace of mind. These services are:

  • ChamberHR – advice line, website and legal expenses cover for employment disputes
  • ChamberLegal- advice line, website and legal expenses insurance for data protection, property disputes and more
  • ChamberH&S – advice line, website and legal expenses insurance cover to defend HSE prosecutions
  • ChamberTax – advice lines for taxation and VAT plus legal expenses insurance cover to defend HMRC investigations

Features a massive document library with 750 free downloadable template documents.

Reduce Absence and Staff Turnover

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

Chamber AA Roadside Assistance

Enjoy up to 67% off the cost of business breakdown cover from The AA. To view the offer, you can visit our flyer here: Flyer.

 

Export & International Trade

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.  Chamber members can access the benefit by logging into ‘Access Your Benefits’ section in the Members Area of this website.

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.

Up to 50% Off Chamber Export Documentation Services

Second to none export and international trade advice is just a phone call away; not only that, Chamber members can enjoy up to 50% off on documentation services. Call 01244 669984 or 01244 669985 for more information.

Discount on our BCC Accredited International Trade Training Courses

The Chamber runs an comprehensive  set of International Training Courses that are accredited by the British Chamber of Commerce. This means that they meet a high quality standard and successful attendees will gain a Foundation Award in International Trade, certified by the BCC which is equivalent to an NVQ 2 qualification.

Chamber Members receive and exclusive discount on course prices which can be found here.

The BCC's Global Business Network

With 52 Accredited Chambers in the UK, 17 Accredited Chambers of Commerce/Business Groups globally and increasing annually, with an aspiration to grow to 40 by 2017 – the BCC Global Business Network is uniquely placed to provide an unparalleled level of support to UK businesses.

As a Chamber member you have access to the Global Business Network. Please click the below image for further information.

 

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