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Policy

As the leading voice of business for the two counties, the Chamber can support you in getting your views heard and represented locally, regionally, and nationally.

Research

The Chamber is an apolitical organisation whose agenda is driven by the concerns of Members. We regularly conduct research to better understand the challenges and opportunities our Members  face. By regularly conducting local research, the Chamber can gauge Members’ experiences of fundamental business issues, from local infrastructure developments to concerns of national pertinence, such as dealing with the labour market skills shortage. The more Members that engage and communicate with us, the better we will be able to lobby on their behalf. Click here to find out more about the Economic Research and Reports we produce.

To speak to your sector representative about the challenges and opportunities in your business this quarter, click here. Sector representatives meet every two months to identify the issues businesses in their sector face and to shape the research, events and policy lobbying work the Chamber undertakes.

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Events

The Policy Department deliver between 20 and 30 events per year, focussing on specific barriers to growth and opportunities for businesses. The key focus of these events is to discuss issues which transcend individual businesses and effect the business community as a whole. Events range from invite only roundtables for focussed discussions, to large seminar events with interactive sessions. Topics of discussion include, but are not limited to, preparing for EU Exit, business planning in uncertain times, protecting your business from cyber crime and the implications of net zero for business. The Chamber also regularly hosts quarterly roundtables with the local Bank of England representative. Sign up to the policy newsletter by emailing policy@hwchamber.co.uk  to be notified of upcoming events and report launches. Click here to view the events calendar.

Represent

By conducting formal research and engaging with our Members, the Chamber can represent their views on a local and national level. We pledge to maintain a constant dialogue with Government through a variety of mediums; we continually relay the key challenges and opportunities businesses face to local MPs and Ministers working in central government.

Through our work with the British Chambers of Commerce, our ongoing collaboration with Local Enterprise Partnerships and regular interaction with key decision makers, the Chamber ensures that the interests of local businesses are represented during the decision-making processes associated with business critical issues in Westminster, Whitehall and Brussels. To see a summary of policy issues we are focusing on currently, view our 2019 Business Manifesto.

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Partnership Opportunities

Would you like the opportunity to partner with the Chamber to debate, discuss and shape policy issues in front of Westminster MPs? Position your business as an influential thought leader by working strategically with us on our key business priorities. Download the Partnership package here for more information.

Do you want to increase your brands exposure and position yourself as a thought leader? Get in touch with the policy department to find out how you can partner with us on one of our economic reports. Contact policy@hwhamber.co.uk

Economic Research and Reports

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce regularly consult with our Member businesses using qualitative and quantitative research methods in order to accurately represent their views to stakeholders.

EU Exit

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce are focused on the practicalities of EU Exit for business communities across the UK.

Politicians In Your Area

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce has strong links with the two counties’ MPs and MEPs.

For more information about how the Chamber can help you in getting your views heard

Please contact the Policy Team

Call our policy team today

 01905 673615

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