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Join now to access benefits to help your business grow and prosper

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Why Join?

Joining Dorset Chamber is a valuable and powerful investment for any business. Engaging with us and using membership to its full potential has proven to not only bring immediate bottom-line business benefits, it also:

Opens the door to a whole array of business opportunities;
Gives access to meaningful networking events, information and expertise;
Opens channels to valuable advice and mentoring;
Delivers instant access to promotional platforms via a variety of established media channels;
Offers savings for your business through member-to-member offers from other organisations in the Dorset Chamber network and national discount schemes.

Protect, Promote, Connect

Protect

If we’re talking bottom line, before you even set foot in a member event, promoting your business through our channels, or accessing any of the other membership benefits, we have two very important ones which are automatically part of every membership:

  • Business Legal Expense Insurance: £1m of business legal insurance with £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. View PDF
  •  24/7 Legal, HR and Tax Helpline: Members have access to a 24/7 legal advice helpline staffed by solicitors where members can receive confidential telephone advice in relation to any legal or tax matter. In addition, members have access to specialist employment solicitors who can provide pragmatic and tactical advice in relation to HR and personnel management matters.

The value of these two fundamental services alone exceeds the value of your membership subscription.

Connect

Our Member-exclusive events place you in the room with businesses who want the same as you – to connect with people and organisations that are invested in growing, learning, and supporting each other and the local economy.

Whether this is via one of our one of our exclusive business leader events, our carefully formatted online events, or a full event at various locations across the County, members place great worth on these high-value opportunities to connect in a warm and friendly professional environment.

In addition, our commitment to providing feedback on business issues to the highest levels of regional and national Government are invaluable – as part of the British Chambers network the voice of your business can be heard where it counts and alongside those like you who face the same challenges and seek similar solutions.

Promote

Dorset Chamber has an unparalleled multi-channel reach across Dorset through our highly developed range of well-read, subscribed and respected media channels. Depending on your subscription you can tailor promotional activity via:

  • Dorset Business Focus Magazine (c.10K readership)
  • Our database of hundreds of members
  • Video interview opportunities promoted across our channels
  • A member-only news portal on our web site with c.4K visitors each month
  • Advertising and sponsorship are available at discounted membership rates

You can also subscribe to Dorset Chamber specific news, information and event details through:

  • Our dedicated social media channels (Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook)
  • Our e-newsletter which is sent to a Dorset wide mailing list

Other great membership benefits

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    International Trade Training

    Certified and Accredited Training essential to trade businesses.

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    Free Board Room Use

    Use of our board/meeting room up to 10 times (subject to advance bookings and availability)

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    International Trade Support

    Use of our board/meeting room up to 10 times (subject to advance bookings and availability)

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    Engagement Offers

    Exclusive member to member engagement offers/discounts.

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    Join Dorset Chamber

    Certified and Accredited Training essential to trade businesses.

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    Sponsorship and Marketing

    Exclusive Marketing via our Dorset Business Focus Magazine, website, E-Newsletters and Event Sponsorship.

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    Discounted Exchange Rate

    Exclusive Marketing via our Dorset Business Focus Magazine, website, E-Newsletters and Event Sponsorship.

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    Promoting your business

    A free listing on our Online Members Business Directory.

Member testimonials

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of businesses can join Dorset Chamber?

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 and Schools.

Do members receive a discounted rate to attend events?

Yes, members of Dorset Chamber are entitled to attend our events at a reduced rate. Please see the Events & Training page for prices.

How is the Chamber related to other Chambers in the UK?

Dorset Chamber of Commerce 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.

Does my business have to be based in Dorset to be a member of the Chamber?

No, membership is open to businesses wherever they are based. If you are looking to do business in Dorset, we can help you.

Who in my business is covered in my membership?

All employees of your company will be covered by the membership and therefore eligible for discounts on events and training. They will also able to access the legal advice and health advice telephone support numbers.

How can I benefit from from Chamber discounts?

We have corporate discounts with the AA, Moneycorp, AXA and Westfield Health.

Talk to us about memberships

Contact us today and we’ll happily talk about what your membership with Dorset Chamber would loook like, including what the best plan for you would be.

Call Us:
01202 714800

Email Us:
[email protected]

Dorset Chamber Membership Pricing

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Your Exclusive
Benefits

  • Included with all tiers
  • Included with certain tiers

Digital

£120 +VAT
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Essential

£245 +VAT
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Corporate

£395 +VAT
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Premium

£645 +VAT
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Elite

£995 +VAT
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Diamond

£2200 +VAT
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Connections & Marketing

Upload news stories onto the website news portal
Listing in magazine and online members directory
Access to Simply Networking online meetings
Free use of boardroom at Chamber House
12 copies of Dorset Business Focus Magazine posted
Access to networking breakfast/ lunch Events
Access to Business Leader events
Introduction to business in magazine (number of words) 20 40 60 80 100 150
Discounted advertising rates in Dorset Business Focus magazine
Editorial opportunities in the Business Focus magazine up to p/a 4 6 8 8 8
Access to Key contact member database
Event promotion
Dedicated Chamber Business Relationship Manager (local to you)
One to one with Chief Exec to discuss sector policy

Business Support

£1m Business legal insurance**
Legal/ HR/ health and safety/ helpline
Business Buddy Scheme
Access to over 500 online training courses for all employees
Qualify for affinity schemes (Cars/AA/Axa)

Discounts and Offers

1 x Business advertorial in magazine Half Page Full Page
Stand at one Dorset Chamber Business Expo event Single Double
2 Tickets to Business Leader event
4 Tickets to Business Leader event sat on Chief Executives table
Video introduction to your Business with Chief Exec/ Board member 10 Mins 15 Mins 20 Mins
3 min professional social media corporate video
Member to Member offers on website or published in magazine Online Online Magazine Magazine Magazine Magazine

International Trade Services

50% Discount on International trade documents* (up to per annum) 30 200 1000 Unlimited
Access to documentation technical helpdesk
International Document training (% discount) 15% 20% 25% 25%
Global introductions to international Chambers

*not applicable to: Customs Declerations, Most documents relating to the Middle East

**total claims within one year is £1m max per claim is £100,000

International Trade Services Only Pricing

Your Exclusive Benefits

Please read the individual tier benefits carefully to determine the best plan for you.

Need help deciding?

01202 714803

Corporate

£316 +VAT
Join

Premium

£516 +VAT
Join

Elite

£796 +VAT
Join

Diamond

£1776 +VAT
Join
50% Discount on International trade documents* (up to per annum) 30 200 1000 Unlimited
Access to documentation technical helpdesk
International Document training (% discount) 15% 20% 25% 25%
Global introductions to international Chambers