Working With you to Build Opportunities and Growth
We offer members a wide range of ways to connect with those stakeholders which make business work. From ways to connect with new customers and clients to creating connections with suppliers or building relationships with staff, your memebership of Dorset Chamber can make a difference.
Full Calendar of Events & Networking
For many of our members, the real benefit of joining Dorset Chamber – alongside the extensive discounts – is the full calendar of networking opportunities and events.
Our events calendar is full of different ways to build strong relationships, expand your network, and to develop new business opportunities. Many of our members form life-long friendships with each other, fostering growth for the region.
We offer a blend of more formal, C-suite focused events, to walks and social events which enable our members to relax and build new connections.
From morning breakfast and coffee events, to formal lunches, online workshops, sector specialist events and specialist leadership events, we’ve got an event for all employees.
To find out what’s on and to book, visit our Events page.
Our events calendar includes:
Our networking breakfasts are a great start to the working day. They provide a chance for people to network and have informed business discussions. These popular events attract a wide range of attendees, from across the Dorset business community.
These hugely popular lunch time events offer facilitated networking to maximise the networking opportunity.
They’re a great way for people to extend their network and create opportunities for building your business.
Power up your mornings with one of our networking walks. Get outside in the fresh air (dogs optional) to enjoy our beautiful Dorset countryside. Events are attended by GU6 Champions who are on hand if you to need to speak to them. Includes coffee/refreshment.
Our Simply Networking morning events are exclusive to Dorset Chamber members and offer a fresh, relaxed and informal environment to network and meet existing members.
Sector specialist events bring together specific industry sectors at these events. Discuss, debate and share experiences at this informal, private event.
Meet new contacts, network and promote your business at our popular business expo events. These are free to attend with exhibition stands available.
Taking place in partnership with other Chambers from across the UK, these online events attract 60+ attendees looking to network and meet new people.
Free to attend, they’re an accessible and popular way for members to interact and build networks. These sessions include a series of breakout rooms and a short introduction from each sponsor and Dorset Chamber.
Informal breakfast events with speakers and relaxed networking opportunities.
Focus on Feature
Premium and Elite members will benefit from a dedicated interview of thought leadership piece run across our marketing channels.
With over 16k social followers, a high traffic website and an engaged subscriber lit, this is a great way to build your brand or talent profile. To book yours, contact the marketing team.
Get your brand in front of the Dorset business community by sponsoring a Dorset Chamber event. We’ve got opportunities for businesses of all sizes who are looking to build awareness and profile.
Sponsors benefit from all pre and post marketing activities, a speaker slot and branding on all event assets. Sponsorship opportunities are only available to Members.
Key Contact Database
Members have access to a digital listing of all Dorset Chamber members (name of business, address and key contact).
When used alongside our social channels, events calendar and networking, this information can provide hugely valuable opportunities for developing your business. Please note this does not include e-mail addresses
Doing Business Overseas
Are you trading internationally? Let our expert International Trade team help you make the most of the opportunities of doing global business. We can help with documentation, customs and finances, as well as training.
Through our global network, we can work with you to gather key knowledge on potential markets, highlight overseas opportunities and advise on best practice.
Are you importing/exporting, paying for a service abroad, receiving international funding? Through your membership you can access preferential exchange rates and zero international fees.
Business Buddies are volunteers from the business community who give their time freely to other Dorset Chamber members to be that ‘friend in business’ and act as a sounding board.
This isn’t a business advice or mentoring service. It’s designed to provide business help and support in a very informal way. There is no charge and the service is exclusive to Dorset Chamber members.
Use the Chamber Boardroom for Free
Members can use the boardroom at Chamber House 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.
Ideal for a change of scene or if you don’t have a suitable meeting space.
Digital and Essential members can book at rate of £35 plus VAT per half day.