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Starter Membership

Designed specifically for a new business, less than 3 years old.

For businesses in their first 3 years of trading, this membership level provides a gateway to Chamber membership for start-ups, freelancers and sole traders who can benefit most from our services within their crucial first 3 years.

This one-year introduction membership is an ideal platform to kick start your business, by extending your network, introducing your brand and accessing vital business information and training. As your business grows so will your Chamber membership to suit your changing needs.

Membership costs only £12.50 per month + VAT.

Based in Worcestershire?

Find out how you can access £150 of funding to cover the cost of this Membership! For a limited time only, subject to eligibility criteria.

What is included with the Starter Membership?

*This Membership is for businesses in their first 3 years of trading only

£12.50+VAT monthly or £150+VAT annually

Services include:

Inclusive services include:

  • 24 Hour Legal Helpline / Website / Documentation
  • 24 Hour HR Helpline / Website / Documentation
  • 24 Hour Health and Safety Helpline / Website / Documentation
  • 24 Hour Tax Helpline / Website / Documentation
  • Legal Expenses Insurance (£1 million cover)
  • Use of HW Chamber ‘Member of’ Logo
  • Business Direction Magazine bi-monthly (Online only)
  • PR and website opportunities to raise your profile
  • Chamber Business Insight Newsletter
  • FREE Chamber Area Newsletter – Herefordshire and Worcestershire
  • Online Business Directory listing for your business
  • Online Business Directory search – 1,500+ businesses
  • Opportunity to promote Member to Member offers
  • Entry to the local H&W Chamber Awards and National Entry to the 2 Chamber Expo’s
  • FREE 170+ Networking Events
    (Access to virtual events only)
  • 2 places on half day Digital Marketing course
  • Policy Updates, Lobbying and Advice

Discounted Services:

  • Training Courses 50+ course titles – online only)
  • 50% off your first full days training 
  • Chamber Business Expo stand hire 
  • Chamber Business Awards tickets
  • Regional Networking Events
  • 50% discount on EC Certificates of Origin, ATR and EUR1 export documentation
  • Import and Export Training Courses (21 course titles)
  • Import and Export Customs Declarations
  • Translation Services
  • Roadside Assistance (AA)
  • Chamber Foreign Exchange (Moneycorp)
  • Chamber Primary Health Cash Plan (Westfield)
  • Chamber Business Healthcare Plan (AXA).

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Starter Members tell us they benefit the most from:

Brand Promotion & PR

Events & Networking

Advice & Support

Training & Coaching

Is Membership right for me?

From our many years of experience, we have developed support for almost every type and size of business there is, regardless of your sector.

Our Membership aims to grow as you do, from the moment you launch to when you first hire staff and beyond. We have a support package for whatever stage your business is at.

Chamber membership is so much more than access to services. It’s access to new connections which could become customers, suppliers, partners or perhaps even friends.

Would you like to see what else is available? Have a look at the other packages we offer

For a limited time, Enterprising Worcestershire is providing funding of £150 towards a Membership with the Chamber for Worcestershire businesses which will provide you with on-going support and access to a wide range of business services, critical for your early stage business.

This means that for the first year, you will get this Membership for next to nothing!

What is included with the Starter Membership?

*This Membership is for businesses in their first 3 years of trading only

£12.50+VAT monthly or £150+VAT annually

Services include:

Inclusive services include:

  • 24 Hour Legal Helpline / Website / Documentation
  • 24 Hour HR Helpline / Website / Documentation
  • 24 Hour Health and Safety Helpline / Website / Documentation
  • 24 Hour Tax Helpline / Website / Documentation
  • Legal Expenses Insurance (£1 million cover)
  • Use of HW Chamber ‘Member of’ Logo
  • Business Direction Magazine bi-monthly (Online only)
  • PR and website opportunities to raise your profile
  • Chamber Business Insight Newsletter
  • FREE Chamber Area Newsletter – Herefordshire and Worcestershire
  • Online Business Directory listing for your business
  • Online Business Directory search – 1,500+ businesses
  • Opportunity to promote Member to Member offers
  • Entry to the local H&W Chamber Awards and National Entry to the 2 Chamber Expo’s
  • FREE 170+ Networking Events
    (Access to virtual events only)
  • 2 places on half day Digital Marketing course
  • Policy Updates, Lobbying and Advice

Discounted Services:

  • Training Courses 50+ course titles – online only)
  • 50% off your first full days training 
  • Chamber Business Expo stand hire 
  • Chamber Business Awards tickets
  • Regional Networking Events
  • 50% discount on EC Certificates of Origin, ATR and EUR1 export documentation
  • Import and Export Training Courses (21 course titles)
  • Import and Export Customs Declarations
  • Translation Services
  • Roadside Assistance (AA)
  • Chamber Foreign Exchange (Moneycorp)
  • Chamber Primary Health Cash Plan (Westfield)
  • Chamber Business Healthcare Plan (AXA).

DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE

Would you like to see what else is available? Have a look at the other packages we offer

Who can apply for the free Membership?

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Eligible applicants must be operating within Worcestershire and have a Worcestershire business address.

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The business must have started and have been trading for less than 36 months.

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The applicant must hold a business bank account (a ‘trading as’ account is acceptable).

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The business must have the ability to purchase the membership upfront.

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The applicant must have all the necessary permissions and licenses to operate their business.

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The applicant must not have any other outstanding debts payable to partner Councils.

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A business with less than 5 employees.

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A sole trader, ltd or partnership.

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A charity.

What our Starter Members say:

“After taking the plunge to become self-employed, I was a little overwhelmed by the various offerings of help and support available to me. However becoming a Member of the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce was undoubtedly one of the best moves I have made. In the first few months of Membership I attended multiple networking events, benefited from online training sessions and had access to tonnes of advice for small business owners, just like me. The communications I receive make me feel like a valued Member, despite my small company size, and by being able to contribute to the Quarterly Economic Surveys, I know I’m helping to shape economic change.”

Holly Copson

Managing Director, Copson Social

Ready to take the plunge with a Starter Membership?

Starter Membership not quite right for you? Have a look at the other packages we offer

Would you like to find out more about membership?

 Please contact the Membership team

Alternatively call us to meet one of our Business Engagement Executives to discuss your requirements further.

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