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Strategic Membership

Strategic membership is an elite group, exclusive to and designed specifically for businesses that play a significant role in growing the local economy.

Strategic membership provides a real opportunity for you to increase the profile of your business and to support the Chamber to achieve its vision to build local economic strength.  As a priority member senior Chamber personnel will have your business at the forefront of their mind and your business will benefit from strategic representation at an unprecedented level both locally and regionally.

Your dedicated Senior Account Manager,  will work with you to understand your business, your industry, your strategic objectives and any barriers to growth. They will utilise the Chambers’ extensive network, powerful connections and influence to support you with key policy issues and to connect you to the right contacts.

You will have the opportunity to be put forward to participate in ministerial visits and to access key politicians. As the leading voice of business for the two counties, the Chamber will work hard to ensure your business views are heard in Westminster. We will also give you priority invitations to Bank of England events, giving you a rare opportunity to represent the Herefordshire and Worcestershire business economy, feed into the Bank of England’s summary reports on business conditions in the UK and put your specific questions to the officials.

In addition the Strategic membership offers you exclusive, invitation only, access to a high profile networking platform; giving you the unique opportunity to network with the areas most experienced and well respected business leaders across the two counties. Your business will benefit from exclusive invitations to memorable sporting and hospitality events. The Chamber has a reputation for using corporate hospitality events as a powerful environment to facilitate bespoke introductions that we know our Strategic members value.

For an informal conversation about Strategic membership, please contact us here: membership@hwchamber.co.uk 

What is included with the Strategic Membership?

Services include:

Includes all Gold level services and additionally:

1. Business Leaders Network

Strategic members have exclusive access to our high profile networking group, “Business Leaders”. This platform offers privileged Strategic members unique opportunities to; network with the area’s most experienced and well respected business leaders, make influential connections, forge relationships for partnership working and share best practice. We have c.10 Business Leaders events per year:

  • 4 Dinners
  • 2 Chamber Business Expo Breakfasts
  • 2 Race days (Herefordshire and Worcestershire)
  • 2 Additional events (Herefordshire and Worcestershire)

2. Exclusive invitations to sporting events/lunches/dinners 

Invitations to key sporting events across the two counties, and invitations as a Chamber guest to lunches and evening events. The Chamber has an enviable reputation for using corporate hospitality events as a powerful environment to facilitate bespoke introductions that we know our Strategic members value.

3. Training courses

Strategic members receive a 30% discount on all of our public training courses 

(excluding Bespoke Training).

4. Bank of England invitations

Strategic members will receive priority invitations to Bank of England events with senior officials from the Bank of England. A rare opportunity to represent the Herefordshire and Worcestershire business economy, feed into the Bank of England’s summary reports on business conditions in the UK and put your specific questions to the officials.

5. Sponsorship opportunities

With a trusted and respected brand and targeted exposure, sponsorship partnerships present a fantastic opportunity to align your brand with ours. Strategic members will be  offered these opportunities as a priority.

6. Royal visits

Strategic members are amongst those that are selected to be put forward to participate in Royal visits. Due to its far reaching network and involvement in innovative projects, the Chamber has been privileged to help put forward nominations and help facilitate visits from members of the Royal family. 

7. Chamber Website

Our Members Directory displays all 1500 of our members for you to search and contact. Strategic members are given priority listing and also can be found on a dedicated page – https://hwchamber.co.uk/about-us/our-strategics/ 

8. Business Direction

The Chamber’s very own publication, Business Direction is the main business communication in the two counties. Strategic members receive an editorial piece in Business Direction Magazine announcing your company as a new Strategic member, and priority is given to publishing your editorials. 

9. One complimentary ticket to the annual Chamber Business Awards

This high profile black tie event brings together over 680 of the two counties’ most significant business leaders. The Awards are recognised as the highlight of the regions business calendar.

10. Designated Senior Account Manager

To ensure that you gain full value within Strategic membership you have a designated Senior Account Manager with key relationships with the whole Strategic members network. Your Account Manager will meet with you twice a year and will work with you to understand your business objectives, barriers to growth and further assistance the Chamber can offer. 

Discounted Training

All Strategic members receive a 30% discount on all of our 1 full day public training courses. For many regular users of Chamber training courses, the discounts accrued can often add up to more than the cost of Strategic Membership itself.

The Chamber will also work with Strategic Members to produce a unique, detailed and personalised report of the training needs within their organisation and make recommendations on future action.

 

Tailored Networking

As member of an exclusive group of key businesses, Strategic members network with some of the most powerful and influential business leaders in the community.

Building Important Local Relationships

As member of an exclusive group of key businesses, Strategic Members can network and develop important business relationships with other business leaders in the community.

Showcase your business

Opportunities to raise your profile and show case your business.

Corporate Social Responsibility

You will have the opportunity to become involved in a range of support organised by the Chamber and delivered to both education and voluntary sectors.

 

Read what our Members are saying

We have been delighted with the benefits from our strategic membership.  The attention from the Chambers team has been excellent.  They understand exactly what we are looking for from our membership and they tailor their service around that.  The networking opportunities that strategic membership has afforded us have been great. In particular we have had a number of Armed Forces Covenant signings with employers who want to show their support for the for the Armed Forces family.  We have established relationships with them that we now look to develop and we aim to continue broadening and deepening our network . 

Colonel (Ret’d) Richard L Maybery

Chief Executive, West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association

Join Today

To become a Strategic Member

The annual fee for Strategic Membership costs £2,810.00+VAT 

By becoming a Strategic Member you will be in good company. Click here to see our current Strategic Members

If you are interested in this membership

 

Please contact the Strategic Membership Team

 

 

Alternatively call us to meet one of our Relationship Managers to discuss your requirements further.

 

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