The premiere business network. High-value events. And a wealth of member benefits to help make your business thrive.
Membership in brief
Your business is our business and as a member we can help your organisation to grow and thrive with many valuable services, benefits and events.
20% off advertising with Pulford Publicity in the Dorset Business Focus Magazine & 20% of advertising with the Dorset & Bournemouth Echo (exclusions apply)
International Trade Training
Certified and Accredited Training essential to trade businesses.
8 free events across the year (4 x Meet the Chamber and 4 x Simply Networking events)
Access to exclusive discounts with AA Roadside Assistance, Westfield Health Primary Healthcare Plan.
50% discount on all certified export documentation.
Free Board Room Use
Use of our board/meeting room up to 10 times (subject to advance bookings and availability)
Sponsorship and Marketing
Exclusive Marketing via our Dorset Business Focus Magazine, website, E-Newsletters and Event Sponsorship.
International Trade Support
Advice and support on importing and exporting
Discounted Exchange Rate
Supporting your business abroad to manage currency risk.
Free Legal Helpline
Access to free legal, health and safety, taxation and HR advice via our helpline
Exclusive member to member engagement offers/discounts.
Connect With Key Decision Makers
We’re not just about networking – being a Dorset Chamber member is about building long-term meaningful relationships. The people you meet through the Chamber are your future friends, associates and even advocates, opening up a wealth of opportunities for you.
Increase the Visibility of your Business
Membership provides so many options to promote your services and connect with your next customers and business associates. An engaged member can position their business in front of an active network of over 750 members and 5,000 individual contacts.
Over 70 Business Events a Year
Our packed events calendar is designed to bring the Dorset business community together to connect and create new opportunities for each other. They are the perfect addition to your businesses growth and new business strategies.
Discounted Foreign Exchange Services
Dorset Chamber has partnered with foreign exchange and payment solutions experts, Moneycorp, to offer our members special terms and access to very good foreign exchange rates.
Building trust through strong relationships remain the cornerstone of any thriving business.
95% of businesses now reject cold calling and emails as a means to connect with future customers.
Kick-Start Your International Exporting Journey
Seek the knowledge and confidence to break into new markets for the first time or take your export activity to the next level by accessing the Dorset Chamber’s suite of International Trade Support services. Our export documentation service, along with a unique electronic certification platform, gets your goods to another country without you having to leave the office.
Dorset Chamber members receive discounts on a majority of export documentation and export training courses which have contributed to significant savings for them. Our experienced and expert team can guide you through the entire experience.
Get Support In Implementing Your Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
We aim to use our strong links with businesses to promote and encourage community engagement and corporate responsibility. We believe that working in partnership can enhance communications and understanding between different communities for which business can play a significant role for mutual and long-term benefit.
We Effectively Lobby On Key Issues Affecting Your Business
With strong connections on a local, regional and national level the Dorset Chamber is a key player in the success of the local economy. We represent our members’ interests on key issues to local and central government, MPs, and relevant bodies and we also contribute to the development of Chamber policy nationally, fulfilling our role as the voice of the business community in Dorset.
Valuable Business Support
Members receive business support via free legal, H&S, Tax and HR advice via our helpline and free use of our board/ meeting room up to 10 times during your membership year. Members also qualify for a 20% discount on advertising rates with our Business Partner the Daily Echo (exc: property, recruitment and classifieds)
Want to find out more?
Simply fill in the following form and one of our friendly team will contact you about membership benefits