Member Benefits Explained
Upto £100,000 per claim for a solicitor to represent a member business in defending a legal action. The group policy covers the following most common legal disputes including commercial law, employment law, health and safety legislation, environmental health, tax and VAT issues and construction safety.
Access to a 24/7 legal advice helpline staffed by solicitors where members can receive confidential telephone advice in relation to any matter regarding employment, HR, health and safety, contract, property, company, consumer, wills and probate law.
If you have a concern about your health, whether you need reassurance, urgent support or help with living well every day, you can call the health information service offered by Westfield Health. This is free to you as a member and all calls are confidential.
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Offering credit to a new customer presents a risk to every business and we’d always recommend credit checks are undertaken before doing so. Your membership includes 6 free credit checks on other businesses.
Whether you have a small or large fleet of cars or a single commercial vehicle, we can help you to keep your company and your staff on the move with Chamber Roadside Assistance. In partnership with the AA, Chamber members and your employees can receive up to 67% discount on the cost of business breakdown cover.
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At AXA Health, we know that your people are your greatest asset. Offering healthcare cover shows your employees that you really value what they do for you. That you’re ready to invest in their health and wellbeing – and in getting them back on their feet again if they become unwell.
Healthcare cover can help to provide you with peace of mind that your team’s health and wellbeing is being looked after, so you can focus on your business.
Foreign exchange and payment solutions experts moneycorp offer members special terms and access to excellent foreign exchange rates. moneycorp can help members make significant savings, while providing a service which will save time and give you peace of mind by knowing their FX needs are in the hands of experts. Chamber Foreign Exchange offers competitive exchange rates, free online currency accounts, reduced transfer fees and fast, online transactions.
The Chamber Finance Finder platform, powered by our partners at Swoop, simplifies and speeds up the funding process, matching member businesses with the right funding solutions across loans, equity and grants.
Register for a free account and within minutes you could be matched to all finance opportunities available.
Westfield Health Chamber Primary Health Plan offers innovative and effective health cover solutions available exclusively to members.
The health and wellbeing services will help you lower absence rates, increase productivity and improve employee engagement. From reducing the number of days and money lost to absence, to improving the productivity of employees when they’re at work, our Chamber Primary Health Plan delivers real benefits directly to our members.
Members can upload news stories/ press releases to the Dorset Chamber News Portal – note these need to be good quality business news, and not promoting an event or job.
Business listing in our online Directory and Dorset Business Focus magazine.
Up to 40 word introduction to your business once in Dorset Business Focus. We will ask you for this as part of the joining process.
Members qualify for a 20% discounted advertising rates in Dorset Business Focus magazine, Dorset’s leading business publication.
Members at corporate level and above can submit content to be published in Dorset Business Focus magazine.
Free use of Dorset Chamber boardroom up to 10 times per year (dependant on your membership package). This includes use of the AV, tea, cofee and wifi for approx. 10 people.
Digital and Essential members can book at rate of £35 plus VAT per half day.
Members have exclusive access to online National Networking meetings (no charge).
Members have access to Dorset Chamber Online and face to face events At various venues across Dorset, at discounted rates.
Members have exclusive access to our popular Business Leader events at venues across Dorset (note delegates should be at Director or Business Owner level).
Members are able to have a stand at our Business Expo events.
*Elite membership includes a free exhibition stand.
Members are able to receive complimentary tickets to Business Leader events.
Please note: Business Leader events are exclusively for business owners and directors
Members have access to a digital listing of all Dorset Chamber members (name of business, address and key contact).
Please note this does not include e-mail addresses
The International Trade Team at Dorset Chamber are very good at helping businesses find the right level of support. Sometimes an off-the-shelf solution is right, but at other times a more bespoke approach gives the best value for money and a more effective answer.
International Trade Matters
I want to thank the international trade team for their support and competence. They assist my business during difficult changes of import procedures with patience and understanding. It is rare nowadays to find such a great support. Thank you Dorset Chamber team!
The Dorset Chamber International Trade Team are a friendly team to contact and are always responsive and knowledgeable when asked for advice and support.
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We welcome all types of businesses and organisations from both the private and public sector; from businesses with just one person working from home to large, international corporate companies. We represent all businesses regardless of shape or size. We also offer preferential rates for registered Charities.
Dorset Chamber is an accredited member of the British Chambers of Commerce Network (BCC) representing a national network of 52 Chambers. As such, the Chamber adheres to the accreditation standards that are laid down by the BCC in relation to engagement with the business community; membership; financial health; governance and management and the regional, national and international development of the Chamber network.
Accreditation to the BCC provides access to national discounts and services as well as ensuring that the voice on business is heard at the highest levels within the UK and internationally.
No, membership is open to businesses wherever they are based. If you are looking to do business in Dorset, we can help you.
All employees of your company will be covered by the membership and therefore eligible for discounts on events and training. They will also be able to access the legal advice, health advice telephone support numbers and various other member benefits.