About the Chamber
East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) is the leading business-representation organisation in the Midlands. With a growing membership of more than 4,000 businesses and 3,000 affiliates, it is the second-largest Chamber of Commerce in the country.
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East Midlands Chamber members benefit from a wide range of business support services, from lobbying and campaigning, helping businesses realise international trading ambitions, networking activities to workforce training and development.
Local delivery is provided from five main offices across three counties – Chesterfield, Derby, Glossop, Leicester and Nottingham – and training centres in Buxton, Swadlincote and Sutton-in-Ashfield. The Chamber also manages start-up business units in Derby and manages the Leicester Food Park and Friars Mill office complex for Leicester City Council.
The Chamber offers Members extensive networking opportunities and a wide range of discounted services. The Chamber provides all Members with the ability to showcase their business, products and services to fellow Members and the wider business community.
It works in close partnership with many communities, political and funding organisations within all three counties and is the leading voice for business across the East Midlands.
Through its various lobbying groups, the Chamber represents Members on matters such as the environment, transport, tax, other red-tape burdens, Brexit, business crime, legislation, regulation, skills issues and any other matters likely to impact business in the region.
The Chamber delivers a comprehensive programme of events throughout the year, from breakfast networking meetings and information seminars to iconic events such as the Business Awards for each of the three counties and its annual dinner, all of which attract household name celebrities as special guests.
The Chamber is a leading provider of training and assessment schemes to help young people and adults get into sustained employment and to meet the skills needs of its Members. It also delivers apprenticeships.
Key East Midlands Chamber Services
Membership – Once you understand the range and quality of services on offer, it becomes clear that Chamber membership offers fantastic value for money. No other business support organisation can offer what is at the heart of Chamber activity – a passionate commitment to putting its Members first.
International Trade – The Chamber offers a comprehensive package of international trade services aimed at helping companies to succeed in international markets.
Chamber Training – Whether in Membership or not, the Chamber offers a raft of training across a wide range of fields and covering from apprenticeships to director-level development.
Events – The Chamber offers a comprehensive programme of events, seminars and workshops throughout the year. These range from networking to social events to showcasing opportunities through to business seminars and management training.
Business Training – The Chamber’s Business Training programme is designed to meet the skills needs of local businesses. Focusing on four key development programmes, these courses can be tailored to suit an individual organisation’s requirements.
Policy and Representation – The Chamber is the leading voice for business in the East Midlands, representing members and the wider business community on local, regional, national and international issues.
BusinessWatch – Working with local companies, Members, the Police, local authorities and the British Chambers of Commerce, we have an established reputation for providing long-term, cost-effective business security solutions and continue to work across all platforms to improve cyber security.
ISPO – Our International Student Placement Office is a cost-effective way for companies to further their international links, with the introduction of skilled multi-lingual international students to their workforce.