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Benefits - Perthshire Chamber of Commerce

Benefits


Perthshire Chamber of Commerce is one of the country's most active and effective business membership organisations. It is independent, voluntary, non-profit making and non-political.

Part of a global network and connected to key regional and national decision-makers, we are the voice of local business. Whatever your size, sector or location, we can provide you with the contacts, advice and insight to help your business grow and succeed.

From start-up businesses to established ventures, companies based in a city or rural location, local self-employed traders or major players trading internationally, we know business inside out. We're also helping bring business and education closer together so the workforce of tomorrow has the skills you need.

We offer a successful programme of social and corporate events to network, share best practice, and access training and support services. Find out how we can make a difference for your business.

The Perthshire Chamber of Commerce has a voluntary Board of Directors from all over Perthshire and a wide range of business sectors.

We offer a full package of business support plus additional services through our affiliation with British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).  These offer terrific value for money to members of Perthshire Chamber of Commerce.

With membership starting at £160 for a business with 1-5 employees and £50 for a business in its first year, please contact us to discuss joining. 


Chamber Healthcare
Help reduce sickness and absence and improve staff motivation. With the Westfield program, pay as little as £5.30 per employee per month with the cash plan scheme Chamber Primary Health Plan.

Chamber Foreign Exchange
Help your business to save money and manage foreign exchange risk. 


Chamber Events

Regular Events
We run a wide range of events to appeal to all our members. Events include monthly networking breakfasts, regular lunches and evening events which are held in Perthshire.  We hold joint events with our fellow Chambers in neighbouring areas to reach a broader audience and business support is provided through mentoring or business seminars and bespoke training.

Annual events include:
Pethshire On A Plate
Perthshire On A Plate is the area’s foodie festival, celebrating the very best in local produce & culinary talent. Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of August 2017 at the Perth Show. Featuring fabulous local chefs and celebrity chefs Jean Christoph Novelli and Nick Nairn cooking up a storm in our Cookery Theatre.  A raft of local producers will be there along with our pop-up restaurant area keeping us fuelled up with tasty delights.  A must for all the family and kicks off with the Chamber’s Networking Breakfast formally opening the festival at 10am on the Friday.   See www.perthshireonaplate.co.uk for more details.

Chamber Golf Day, Tuesday 29th August, Gleneagles
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 rapidly. Sponsorship opportunities available so contact the Chamber office for promotional opportunities.

Annual Dinner & Business Star Awards, Friday 24th November, Crieff Hydro Hotel
This glittering evening celebrates Perthshire's award winning businesses and takes place in November each year. Around 400 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.  See www.businessstarawards.co.uk or follow the link from our own homepage www.perthshirechamber.co.uk


Chamber Communication

Chamber Website
Members may use the Chamber’s website for free to promote their goods and services and events and can also find details of other members.  It features our social media and we love to be mentioned in members’ posts so that we can share and like through the Chamber network.  Details of events and development are also found here.

Chamber Magazine
This quarterly Chamber Magazine – Business Perthshire - contains news about our members, new member introductions, business support columns provided by member companies, relevant features and items of interest.  2500 of these are distributed around the whole of the Perthshire area – to members and non-members so is a great way to raise the profile of your business.  The magazine also offers cost-effective advertising opportunities.
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 has a place on a number of Boards to ensure that members are being represented. 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.

The Chamber can be contacted by telephone on 01738 448325, by email: events@perthshirechamber.co.uk or please refer to the website www.perthshirechamber.co.uk.
 


 

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