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Membership

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce 

Whatever your sector, size or type of business, we have a membership for you. View the different memberships available

What type of business are you?

Sole Trader: 1-5 employees

Gold Membership is ideal for sole traders, giving you unlimited access to networking events, our online promotion tools and news desks, Quest HR and legal support and a digital communications package. Find out what’s included.

Sole Trader (1-5 employees):
Prices start from as little as £21.25+vat  per month or £255+vat annually.

Micro Business: 6-10 employees

As a micro business, you’re planning growth and our Gold Membership can help you achieve this. With employees, you’ll really benefit from your free Quest HR & legal advice benefit and you can widen your reach and promote your growing brand through our marketing platforms and channels, or take part in our host of free events and training courses.

Micro Business (6-10 employees):
Prices start from as little as £28.75+vat per month or £345+vat annually.

Small Business: 11-49 employees

Small businesses typically benefit from our Gold membership. It’s designed to help you grow your network and widen your reach whilst accessing the full host of our services such as International Trade services, policy, thought leadership and so much more. Find out what’s included in our memberships and what suits your business best.

Small Business (11-49 employees):
Prices start from as little as £43.75+vat per month or £525+vat annually.

Medium Business: 50-100 employees

Strategic Membership is the most popular membership with medium sized business who are well established and looking to grow their exposure and reach. Many of these businesses are looking to become thought leaders in their own right and this or Patron Membership is the ideal choice.

Medium Business (50-100 employees):
Prices start from as littles as £63.75+vat per month or £765+vat annually

Large Business: 101-199 employees

Our Patron Membership package has been designed specifically for large businesses. Tailored to suit the needs of big organisations with complex needs and a large workforce, this membership will position you in the county and wider as one of the leading businesses in the region. Find out more.

Large Business (101-199 employees):
Prices start from as little as £92.92+vat per month or £1,115+vat annually.

Are you a Charity?

We understand the financial constraints of not-for-profit organisations and charities, so offer great discounts without compromise on the quality of service.

If you’re a Social/Community enterprise with a charity status and less than 50 employees excluding volunteers, you can join our Gold Membership from as little as £15.83+vat per month or £190+vat annually.
*Excludes all public and private educational establishments

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

There are different levels of membership available at Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce; Patron, Strategic and Gold.

Patron Membership

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The Patron partnership has been purposely designed to be flexible, so that it can truly represent the diverse policy, representation and company requirements of businesses from industries as diverse as manufacturing, engineering, media, professional services and the education sector.

Each Patron will be recognised as the leader, ambassador and expert for their particular industry sector within Herefordshire and Worcestershire, whilst Patrons forge high profile and valuable relationships locally and nationally.

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Strategic Membership

From only £2,810+vat annually

*Places limited per sector

Strategic Membership provides a real opportunity for you to network with other Business Leaders from some of the largest businesses in the two Counties. You will increase the profile and performance of your business, whilst together we will share topical information and knowledge to support you and the local economy.  As a priority Member, your dedicated Senior Account Manager, will work with you to understand your business, your industry, your strategic objectives and any barriers to your growth. They will utilise the Chambers’ extensive network, powerful connections and influence to support you with key challenge, growth or policy issues and to connect you to the right contacts.

Gold Membership

From only £21.25+vat per month

Gold Membership provides essential services to help your business connect and grow, including expert advice and access to cost savings.

Whether you are looking for increased brand exposure, professional employee development or extending your network, Gold Membership can provide you with the vital business support you need.

What is included with the Patron Membership?

Services include:

Includes all Gold and Strategic level services and additionally:

1. Exclusive invitations

Invitations to key local and national events in the Chamber calendar, including; 

  • Chamber Manifesto launch dinner
  • British Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference
  • British Chamber of Commerce International Trade Conference

2. West Midlands Patron networking

Invitations to up to 5 West Midlands regional networking events per annum to engage with Strategic Business Leaders from other parts of the region.

3. Priority selection

Where relevant to your business goals, you will receive priority selection for sponsorship opportunities, topical roundtable discussions and Houses of Parliament trips to Westminster.

4. Sponsorship opportunities

With a trusted and respected brand and targeted exposure, sponsorship partnerships present a fantastic opportunity to align your brand with ours. Patron Members will be the first group to be offered these opportunities.  

5. Chamber Website

Our Members Directory displays all 1500 of our members for you to search and contact. Patrons are recognised and highlighted on our website

6. Chamber Promotion

Patron Members are acknowledged on our letterhead, presentations and in our Worcestershire office reception. 

7. Business Direction

The Chamber’s very own publication, Business Direction is the leading B2B magazine in the two counties. Patron Members receive an editorial piece in Business Direction Magazine announcing your company as a new Patron, and a guaranteed editorial piece in each of the 6 editions.  

8. One complimentary table of 10 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.

9. Designated Senior Account Director and Annual Plan

Our Business Engagement Director will Account Manage all Patrons to ensure that you gain full value within your Patron membership. This will include setting out an annual delivery plan specific to your business aims and quarterly visits to review progress.

 

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 up to 10 Business Leaders events per year:

  • 4 black-tie Dinners
  • 2 seats at the Chamber Expo Breakfast event
  • 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 among 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 leading B2B magazine 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. 

What is included with the Gold Membership?

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)
  • PR, website and social media 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
  • Sector Focused Networking Forums and Conferences
  • Speaker Opportunities
  • 2 places on half day Digital Marketing course 
  • Phone Line and Account Manager
  • Business Support
  • International Trade Updates and Advice
  • Policy Updates, Lobbying and Advice

 

Discounted Services:

  • Training Courses (50+ course titles)
  • 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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What our Members say:

Ruth Parry, Simple Design Works

“Simple Design Works has been a member of the H&W Chamber of Commerce for several years and as we’ve grown, they’ve been there every step of the way to support us. I really enjoy meeting fellow members at their networking events as well as finding out how other regional businesses are progressing through their regular updates. They’ve created a professional business community which is supportive, informative and practical – one that we’re proud of belonging to.”

Paul Ligas, Paul Ligas Photography

“As a sole trader, the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce has been invaluable. From great networking events and friendly, helpful staff to support from experts when I need it, the Chamber has been a genuine help to my business.”

Ruby Edwards, You Do Better PR

“As advocates of the Chamber, the You Do Better team encourage clients to join up too. Not only do they gain membership to an accredited and recognised professional body they also stand to gain a wealth of experience as well as opportunities to learn, network and grow their business. It’s a no-brainer for businesses locally.”

Barry Jackson, Aspire Technology

“As a Chamber Member, I’d like to share the things I most value about membership. Success in business depends a great deal on working in collaboration with other business people; and that depends on networking. Chamber events (including the Chamber Expo’s) offer one-man bands like mine the opportunity to meet leaders from large corporates as well as fellow SMEs, an opportunity rarely offered at other networking events. I also value having a Chamber Account Manager assigned to my business whom I can contact whenever I want to bounce an idea off. Someone who is in position to advise me how to develop an idea into a success strategy. I’m glad I renewed my membership for another year.”

Tracey Marlow-Jones, Indegu Ltd.

“Indegu Ltd have been H&W Chamber Members for three years now.  During that time, we have attended a wide variety of events which has given us the opportunity to network with a broad range of local businesses. This has facilitated the building of relationships with other Chamber members who have worked with us as subject experts while producing elearning content for projects, most recently for the Food Standards Agency.  It is also reassuring to have the backup of the legal team who have given us advice in a timely manner on a number of occasions when reviewing tender contracts.”

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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