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% discount on advertising with the Dorset and Daily (Bournemouth) Echo
PR and profile opportunities in Dorset Business magazine and Dorset Chamber website
8 free events across the year (4x Meet the Chamber and 4x Simply Networking events)
Exclusive member to member engagement offers
50% discount on all certified export documentation
Free board room
Use of our Board/ meeting room free up to 10 times (subject to advance bookings and availability)
Sponsorship and marketing
Access to exclusive and unique sponsorship and marketing opportunities
International trade support
Advice and support on importing and exporting
Access to discounted exchange rate
Supporting your business abroad to manage currency risk
Access to free legal, health and safety, taxation and HR advice via our helpline
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.
Though these services are open to all, 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 DCCI 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.
Become A Major Force For Dorset
As a member of the DCCI you will be in a unique position to make a significant impact in the on-going success of the local economy and Dorset’s businesses and to be a part of a very special network of driven entrepreneurs and business professionals who are passionate about contributing to Dorset Business community.
Valuable Business Support
Members receive business support via free legal, H&S, Tax and HR advise via our helpline and free use of our board/ meeting room up to 10 times during your membership year. Member’s also as 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