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Friday, 28 July 2017
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The Chamber is an independent, voluntary, non-profit making, non-political business organisation dedicated to the furtherance of members’ interests. It is the largest private sector business support organisation in Britain.

The Perthshire Chamber of Commerce has a voluntary Board of Directors from all over Perthshire and a wide range of business sectors. The Chamber can be contacted by telephone on 01738 448325 or by email: events@perthshirechamber.co.uk

We are delighted to offer a new package of business services through our affiliation with British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).  The new services are listed below and provide even more added value to being a member of Perthshire Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber Services

Our memberships start at £139 + vat for businesses with 1- 5 employees.  Offset that against the following business benefits:

Chamber HR
The Chamber HR service provides businesses with access to professional HR advice and a raft of documentation including contracts and staff handbooks.

Chamber Legal Expenses and 24 Hour Legal Helpline
Safeguard your business against the unexpected costs of professional legal services and get legal cover of up to £670,000 as well as access to a 24/7 helpline.

Chamber Merchant Services
Process debit and credit card payments with discounted transaction fees, reduced terminal hire costs and no service fees.

Chamber Healthcare
Help to reduce sickness absence and improve staff motivation with a choice of two great schemes.
  • The Chamber Business Choice Healthcare scheme offers private medical insurance for your employees. Get 10% cashback annually or 50% off your chamber membership fees for 3 years.  
  • Pay as little as £1.10 per employee per week with the cash plan scheme Chamber Primary Health Plan

Chamber Roadside Assistance

Receive up to 61% on the cost of breakdown cover (for members of participating accredited Chambers only). 

Chamber Finance
In partnership with RBS / NatWest we are able to offer 2 years free business banking for start ups, one year free business banking for those that switch accounts, discounted rates with RBS Invoice Finance, access to a dedicated Chamber Finance support helpline and international trade services.

Plus:
Business Mentoring Scotland
Chamber Information Hotline
Preferential Rates for an Exclusive Training Programme
Member to Member Discounts

Chamber Events

We run a wide range of events to appeal to all our members. Events include monthly networking breakfasts, regular lunches and evening visits which are held in Perth and also the surrounding area of Perthshire and Kinross.  Business support is provided via free mentoring seminars and a bespoke training programme.

Annual events include:

Chamber Golf Day – Strathmore Golf Club, 26th August 2016
What better way to do business than over an enjoyable game of golf? A great networking event which is one of most popular events of the year and sells out immediately. Sponsorship opportunities available so contact the Chamber office for promotional opportunities.

Annual Dinner & Business Star Awards – Friday 25th November 2016
This glittering evening celebrates Perthshire's award winning businesses and takes place in November each year. Around 380 guests attend this black-tie event where the winners are announced and awards collected. Applications are available for any business registered in Perth & Kinross and this is an excellent chance for publicity for your business and a fabulous evening to enjoy with like-minded business people.

Chamber Business Support

Business Mentoring
Business Mentoring is a free service for Chamber members to link those looking for a mentor with those wishing to support new, local businesses and use their extensive business experience by mentoring another.

Chamber Training Courses
Chamber members can take advantage of great rates through the Chamber's exclusive training opportunities which enhance what is currently available to local businesses through organisations such as Business Gateway and Chamber members.

 

Chamber Communication

Chamber Website
Members may use the Chamber’s website for free to promote their goods and services and events over the Internet.  Members are also listed in the Scottish Chambers online directory.  Our website attracted on average 153,951 hits per month last year so offers a great web presence.

Chamber Voice

Local Representation
The Chamber is represented on a variety of organisations and committees. It has regular meetings with Perth & Kinross Council, local MPs, MSPs and MEPs and with Scottish Enterprise Tayside at which it promotes members’ views. The Chamber is in a stronger negotiating position than individual members can be and uses its bargaining power for the benefit of members.

National Representation
The Perthshire Chamber of Commerce is affiliated to British and Scottish Chambers of Commerce and through the latter’s Council ensures that Perth & Kinross issues get heard at national level. Scottish Chambers of Commerce is based in Glasgow and keeps especially close to the Scottish Parliament and its ministers.

Contact the Chamber office for further details on any of the above or refer to the website www.perthshirechamber.co.uk 

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