The Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce is an independent, dynamic business membership and services organisation offering more opportunities to succeed at home, and internationally, than any other business membership organisation in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
The Chambers works to support growth in businesses across the region, through working with businesses of all sizes, as well as charities, education providers, local authorities and more.
Comprised of five local Chambers and a growing number of sector groups, the Chambers offers something for everyone, with services ranging from HR, Health and Safety and International Trade Documentation, to workshops, training, and networking opportunities.
The Chambers also gives an important voice to businesses, both members and non-members from across the region, championing business needs and raising key issues to decision makers at local and national levels. Supported by a global business network of British Chambers and 53 accredited chambers nationwide, the Cambridgeshire Chambers are part of a powerful and reliable business support network focused on enabling business to thrive.
Read the testimonials below from Chamber members to find out how being a member of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce has benefited their company.
“George Hay have been Chamber members for as long as I care to remember, as they are the “go to” organisation for local business matters. We have won work over the years directly due to our engagement in Chamber activities; as with any membership organisation, being actively involved is the key to benefiting.
“Personally, I have particularly enjoyed the knowledge gleaned and the connections made from attending the property and construction meetings as this sector is of interest to me and my clients.”
Toni Hunter, Partner, George Hay Chartered Accountants
“My Chamber offers me an opportunity to engage with like-minded business people and has helped support my voice when in conversation with local decision makers.”
Harvey Bibby, Chair of the Ely and East Cambridgeshire Committee
Development Director, Grovemere Property, Ely
“I’m very proud to represent Anglian Water as a member of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce and welcome the opportunities our membership provides. It is so important for Anglian Water to have regular access to key stakeholders in our region to discuss mutually important issues such as growth, climate change and environmental protection, employee wellbeing and skills to name but a few. Being able to have the time and space to network with other businesses and key decision makers [such as MPs] brings real benefit useful insight for everyone involved.”
Grant Tuffs, Regional Engagement Manager, Anglian Water
“The breakfast events are the perfect mix of business updates and networking opportunities – a great way to make new friends and contacts, and to share challenges and ideas. The last Peterborough Safari Breakfast enabled me to make links with two other managers whose organisations are a perfect fit with our business needs – we are looking to work with them in the very near future.”
Janet Meenaghan, CEO, Inspire Education Group
“The membership benefits that we have access to from the Chamber really help to support our business, the networking events are a valuable tool and enable us to meet other businesses in the area. As a member of the chamber we are able to access their knowledge hubs and have up to date information on topical subjects, a real benefit to us as a firm.”
James Rix, Assistant Manager for Lovewell Blake LLP
“I first joined the Chamber in 2003 when I started my first business and very quickly realised how valuable it was to my business. The various networking events were great in making new contacts, finding customers and suppliers. The connections played a big part in growing my business.
“My involvement continued to grow by initially becoming a member of one of the committees and it evolved to me joining the chamber board and chairing two committees for over five years. As you will appreciate the relationship and involvement had a very positive impact on my business.
“I would highly recommend joining the chamber and finding out what it can do for your business.”
Philip Mashinchi, Managing Partner, Cambridge Support Ltd
“I have been a member of Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce for nine years and through attendance at regular networking events have made many contacts who are now customers. Promoting my business in the connected magazine has also raised my profile resulting in some good leads from customers I would not have had any connection.
“Membership has saved me so much money with the range of services and benefits including the health plans which myself and staff enjoy. I highly recommend membership.”
Richard Jones, Business Owner, Fenland Roaster
“As an active member of the Chamber for the past 10 years I have no doubt that the connections made from networking events, publicity articles in the (excellent!) connected magazine, joining the Ely Committee and attending seminars have been of huge benefit to me and my business; from initial start-up to continuing to grow my client base and increasing my knowledge.”
Jo Evans, Director, Emerald Frog Marketing
“Anglia Translations Ltd have been members of the Chamber of Commerce for many years and the benefits to us have been numerous.
“Initially we became members for the networking opportunities and the business support services that they offer. But as we got more involved in their events we realised there were a lot more opportunities for SMEs to get involved in the local business community. As Managing Director of Anglia Translations, I got involved with the International Committee which focussed on how the Chamber could support businesses that were working internationally or thinking of taking those first steps into international markets. Through this vibrant and professional committee, we were introduced to many different businesses and opportunities as well as providing support and vital advice to many companies on their exporting journey.
“The Chamber also organise some great local exhibitions throughout the year and throughout the region that Anglia have always been involved in. The events are very well organised as well as being extremely affordable. They provide opportunity to network as well as offering educational and relevant seminars.”
Mary Gilby, Director, Anglia Translations