Our philosophy is that the success of each business is dependent on the success of neighbours and the vibrancy of the area. Christchurch Chamber uses modest member subscriptions to cover operating expenses and raises resources for projects via events and our newsletter.
As an individual, your opinion matters but can often be ignored. Individual businesses can feel isolated from the general business community; by joining the Chamber you will be able to call on our mutual strength and support, no longer powerless against changes that affect your business. Membership of the Chamber gives us strength through numbers. Collectively, local businesses can make an impact on issues that affect the success of the area; together we can inform and influence economic development strategies. The Chamber is your local association and represents your interests.
Your ideas can help to launch award-winning, self-sustaining events. The Christchurch Food Festival started with an idea in the Chamber. The successful ‘£1 for 2 hours parking’ in the town centre was started by us and the strength that came from being a group of businesses enabled us to persuade the reluctant Council to adopt it. Your participation, however small, can make a difference to us all.
The Chamber will provide you with the ability to mix, share and work alongside others that share similar views and concerns. Via our newsletter and meetings and seminars held when important issues are raised, the Chamber will provide you with one of the most effective means of keeping your business informed and involved. We will help you to build relationships with other businesses in the area which may well enable you to conduct more trade locally. The Chamber maintains an influential voice on local business issues with the BCP Council that affect members directly.