Sussex Chamber Of Commerce

Sussex Chamber Of Commerce

by Ana Christie

If you have a business in the Sussex area, and are looking to maximise its potential or simply need advice; the Sussex Chamber of Commerce is on hand to provide business support to companies of all sizes.

The Sussex Chamber of Commerce provides the business support needed for the economy to grow and thrive. We are a not for profit membership organisation and we are accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce. Our mission is to help business ‘Grow, Develop, Discover and Influence’.

GROW

We help hundreds of companies of every size and sector to grow and thrive. With over 80 events throughout Sussex there are opportunities to network, gain key contacts, learn from inspirational speakers, pick up tips and ideas. Our manufacturing and construction sector based forums allow SME’s to be part of the supply chain to work with larger organisations.

Members can increase brand awareness by sharing news stories through our social media channels or through our bi-monthly magazine, Business Edge.

There is access to free or heavily discounted services including HR support, legal expenses insurance, health plans, roadside assistance and foreign exchange.

DEVELOP

We provide a variety of quality training, from scheduled courses to bespoke courses tailored to suit your needs. Training courses are a great way to improve the effectiveness of your current workforce and motivate ambitious people.

Development extends to finding effective ways to connect businesses with schools, tapping into the knowledge, skills and experience of local firms through our Young Chamber membership, which help students succeed in the world of work. We have brought students and business together through Careers Fairs and from 2018 will offer business certification through our Investment in Young People accreditation.

DISCOVER

Sussex Chamber is licensed to certify and arrange legalisation of export documentation. We assist exporters through the process of completing the documentation; from choosing the right documentation to ensuring it is correctly filled in.

International Trade training courses provide key skills required to understand the paperwork and export procedures, tariff codes, using documentary letters of credit, drafts and bills and understanding the rules.

We can connect business with British Chambers throughout the world and provide market snapshots, quarterly trade outlooks and market seminars through www.exportbritain.org.uk.

We hold regular forums to provide updates and case studies to help you.

INFLUENCE

Through the British Chambers, we can help represent the interests of businesses in government. There is a quarterly economic survey which is the UK’s largest and most authoritative private sector business survey. We provide policy updates, trade research and monthly economic reviews. By working together with the local enterprise partnerships, local authorities, councils, town chambers and MP’s we can help represent business interests where needed.

The Sussex Chamber is proud to be at the heart of Sussex, providing business the opportunities needed to grow the economy, to develop its employees and the future workforce, to discover new markets and influence key decision makers. www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk