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.
NEW! Live Active Leisure Membership
We are extremely pleased to announce a new partnership with Live Active Leisure (LAL), the Independent Sports and Leisure Trust for Perth and Kinross.
Live Active Leisure plays a key role in the lives of the people and communities across Perth & Kinross. From gym memberships to kids swimming lessons, activity referrals to stride for life, it is their promise to 'be here whenever you need help' and they also bring fantastic benefits to those of us working the corporate world.
Through the LAL corporate membership programme, which Perthshire Chamber members can access, employers can support their staff in making healthier choices by offering them an ongoing 10% discount on Direct Debit memberships while retaining all of the fantastic LAL Membership benefits – check them out on the LAL website here.
How does that help you as the employer? Well, it may surprise you to know that the average UK sick days per annum equates to almost 2% of all working time. Many studies have shown that regular exercise helps to prevent disease, improve stamina, reduces stress, and improve overall quality of life. This in turn means a more focused, happier and healthier workforce – resulting in fewer sick days all round! As an employer ourselves we understand the importance of helping businesses promote a healthy lifestyle to their employees. That’s why all Chamber members now have automatic membership of this fantastic scheme, making it even easier for their employees to live active.
To start using this right away, simply click here and complete the quick and easy form. There’s no fee and it comes with no obligation from you as the employer. Once Live Active Leisure has your details on file, your employees can start enjoying this great saving straight away! www.liveactive.co.uk/opportunities/corporate-membership-registration Should you have any questions, please contact LAL’s Corporate Membership co-ordinator, Robyn Strathie on RStrathie@liveactive.co.uk
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.
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 3rd and Saturday 4th of August 2018 at the Perth Show. Featuring fabulous local chefs and celebrity chefs 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, Friday 17th August, Crieff Golf Club
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 23rd 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
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 E-Shots can be arranged at additional cost to promote business to business information.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or please refer to the website www.perthshirechamber.co.uk.