Supporting the Dorset Business Community
We are Dorset’s leading business support organisation and offer solutions to help your business:
- Grow – your market, your profile and your bottom line
- Protect – essential services such as HR, H&S, legal and tax cover included in your membership fee
- Connect – through events, introductions and wide reaching social networks, spanning the globe
- Save – exclusive low cost benefits and access to funding
- Lobby – We feed YOUR views to government, hold them to account and push for change
Our mission is to enable better lives through business by creating a vibrant, inclusive, and prosperous community. Dorset Chamber is committed to supporting all sectors and size of business throughout Dorset.
Global Business Network
Do you import or export goods and services? Would you like to start?
We offer International Trade advice and services. This includes customs declaration, certification and documentation. So, if you import or export goods and services; or if you’d like to start – we can help. We also offer specialist training for you to upskill teams working in import and export roles.
Through our global connections, we can support you with opportunities through the international chamber community as well. British Chambers of Commerce represent members in over 40 countries around the globe through its Global Business Network (GBN), so if you’re looking to grow, get in touch.
What’s a Chamber of Commerce?
A Chamber of Commerce is a local hub to access a broad offer of business support.
There are 53 Chambers of Commerce in the UK, accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce. Together we make up a strong network of trusted champions of businesses, places, and global trade. We represent 73,000 businesses of all shapes, sizes and sectors and these employ almost six million people across the UK, so we have a pretty loud voice!
Every Chamber of Commerce is different. Each structured and resourced to best deliver business support to our region. We each have experts specific to your landscape and business support needs.
A Regional Voice
We are a partnership of the 5 Chambers of Commerce in the South West that are accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce. We provide a regional voice to the business community we represent, seek to improve and support the South West economy and promote the region as a great place to do business.
The aim of BCCSW is to provide a regional voice on regional business issues and by using our combined resources, membership and influence, lobby effectively for a fairer deal for the South West across a range of strategic issues while adding additional value to our members.
Meet the Team
Our committed and experienced team are on hand to support you every step of the way. From international trade services to events, networking or marketing, we are here to help your business.
“The support and response from the Chamber is always excellent, a wealth of knowledge and helpful, friendly people.”
“I feel the chamber is an invaluable part of the business community. The initiatives are excellent and the support is second to none. The chamber is professional, friendly and fun. Proud to be a member.”
“Sometimes, as a micro-business or sole trader, it can be a bit of a lonely experience. Yes, the Chamber is a brilliant business support structure – but it’s so much more than that!”