Community of Local Business Champions

As we return to work, we want to champion all local businesses – not only retail, but all businesses in our local areas. We are therefore launching the Local Business Champion community and we’d like you to get involved.

We want to encourage business across the region to engage more in their local area and contribute to its future. We believe that by doing this, all Local Business Champions will also benefit within their own business.

What is a Local Business Champion?

An individual or company representative that:

  • Wants to be part of a community that drives activities for the benefit of the whole community,
  • Has a part to play in the success of our local economy, and
  • Has the desire to work collectively to promote, and drive, the economy forward.

What does a Local Business Champion do?

Participate! Everyone business has a contribution to make, and now is the time to help reshape how we progress in our local areas. Here are some of the ideas of where our local businesses can contribute:

  • Bring experience and knowledge about your sector and location to the community
  • Provide input into the needs and interests of your business to identify the right type of local growth initiatives
  • Participate in discussions that identify barriers to growth, and help to take action to overcome these issues
  • Challenge the relevance and applicability of proposed interventions and strategies
  • Contribute to consultations on policy issues that support the development and delivery of activities in the local economy (i.e. planning, transport, funding, etc.).

Views and opinions will be sought by survey, poll, discussion, roundtables, meetings etc.

Benefits of being a Local Business Champion

Your participation will directly help to make our area a great place to live, work and play.

Any programmes coming forward will have relevance to you and the progress of your business.

You will help to create an environment where diversity of thought ensures that we bring everyone on the journey with us.

You will be an active part of the local champion community, changing our future for the better – together.

Show your support

Download and display one of our posters to encourage others to join our Championing Business initiative.


This initiative is brought to you by the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce. You do not need to be a member to be a Local Business Champion (but you are very welcome to be!). You can find out more about our Local Chambers here


The Community of Local Business Champions is comprised of the following key economic communities:

Cambridge & South Cambs Local Business Champions

Ely & East Cambs Local Business Champions

Fenland Local Business Champions

Huntingdonshire Local Business Champions

Peterborough Local Business Champions

Stamford Local Business Champions