A true champion of Shropshire businesses at a local, regional and national level, Shropshire Chamber of Commerce sits at the heart of the community, working with companies of all shapes and sizes, and representing all sectors.
Dedicated to sharing opportunities, knowledge and expertise, Shropshire Chamber is a dynamic member-led organisation that is firmly committed to positively impacting the local economy, and supports a network of more than 817 county-based businesses, strengthening their position in the region, ensuring their voices are heard, and providing useful connections and valuable access to new ideas and innovations.
Despite being a not-for-profit organisation, Shropshire Chamber is powerfully placed to help those who are, and made a confirmed impact of £31.2million within the region in 2014/2015, equating to £2.6/FTE. In addition, the Chamber exceeded targets set by the Government’s Growth Voucher scheme, with a total of £540,000 matched funding recently issued to local businesses, bringing them tangible benefits and helping them to thrive.
Over the course of the year, Shropshire Chamber’s UK Trade & Investment Team has worked with 286 local companies, and a record value of goods has passed through the Export Documentation Team, equating to a mammoth £65million.
As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting local businesses and the wider community, Shropshire Chamber is dedicated to continually enhancing the services it provides. Last year was no exception, and saw the opening of a new Shrewsbury office on Battlefield Enterprise Park, as well as the launch of People Portal (www.scocpeopleportal.com) – an accessible and first-of-its-kind recruitment platform for employers, which has already achieved significant success.
As a Member or Patron of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, firms can access a range of services, unique networking opportunities, and dedicated support to help them do business every day. And with a whole host of new Member benefits, combined with a competitive sliding scale of membership fees based on business size, there’s never been a better time to be a part of your Chamber.