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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. 

Membership Benefits

 

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 £160 + vat for businesses with 1- 5 employees or £50 + vat for businesses within their first year of trading.  Aside from the benefits of discounted rates for multiple chamber events including our monthly Networking Breakfasts, membership also provides access to the services below:

Chamber HR
The Chamber HR service provides businesses with access to professional HR advice and a raft of documentation including over 400 free employment documents.


Chamber Legal Expenses and 24 Hour Legal Helpline
Safeguard your business against the unexpected costs of professional legal services and get legal expenses cover of up to £1,000,000 with no excess as well as access to a 24/7 helpline.

Chamber H&S

Take advantage of unlimited calls to this business hours helpline where you will be put in contact with specialist Health & Safety Advisors, and a free H&S check to see how compliant your business is.
 

Chamber Tax

Access to Specialist Tax and VAT Advisors, who you can call as often and for as long as you need to, with insurance covering your Tax Enquiries.


Westfield Health          
The Chamber Plan, in partnership with Westfield Heath, offers innovative and effective health cover solutions available exclusively to Chamber members.

Health and wellbeing services can help you lower absence rates, increase productivity and improve your employee engagement but also means that you or your employees have the opportunity to take care of yourselves both mentally and physically. The cover can also be augmented to include spouses and dependants.

To find out more contact: info@perthshirechamber.co.uk, or call 01738 448325.


Plus:
Business Mentoring
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
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
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.

Chamber Business Support

StartUp

This service caters for our new businesses facing their exciting and challenging early days.  There is a special rate of £50 + vat membership for those within their first year of trading.

For new businesses we can utilise and engage our valuable network of members to identify, create and access exclusive and bespoke deals for the business services you require at this critical time.  

We will also be offering special events, training and networking to ensure you have the confidence and skills to help with your success rate.


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 Magazine
This quarterly Chamber Magazine –Business Perthshire - contains news items and items of interest to Chamber members.  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 and prices include the design and makeup of your advert.
 

 

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.

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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