*Note: access to benefits are subject to the level of membership subscribed to.
Business Legal Expense Insurance
£1m of business legal expenses 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 including commercial law, employment law, health and safety legislation, environmental health, tax and VAT issues and construction safety.
24/7 Legal, HR and Tax Helpline
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.
Health Information Service
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. This is free to you as a member and all calls are confidential.
Free Business Credit Checks
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.
Chamber Roadside Assistance*
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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AXA Health – Business healthcare cover*
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.
Moneycorp Discounted Foreign Exchange Rates
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.
Swoop Chamber Finance Finder*
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, including the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS).
Chamber members will also have access to several exclusive benefits.
Westfield Health Chamber Primary Health Plan*
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.
Publish news stories on the Dorset Chamber website
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.
Member Directory Listing
Business listing in our online Directory and monthly Dorset Business Focus magazine.
Introduction to your business in 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.
Discounted advertising rates in Dorset Business Focus Magazine*
Editorial considered for publication in Dorset Business Focus Magazine*
Video interview with Dorset Chamber Chief Executive*
Members are able to discuss their business in an edited video with the Dorset Chamber Chief Executive, published on the Dorset Chamber website.
Publication of Member to Member Offers
Members can have offers to other members published on the Member to Member Offer section of our website and in Dorset Business Focus magazine.
Use of Dorset Chamber boardroom*
Free use of Dorset Chamber boardroom up to 10 times per year.
Digital and Essential members can book at rate of £35 plus VAT per half day.
Access to Simply Networking Online Events
Members have exclusive access to online Simply Networking meetings (no charge).
Dorset Chamber Networking Events*
Members have access to Dorset Chamber Online and face to face events At various venues across Dorset, at discounted rates.
Business Leader Networking Events*
Members have exclusive access to our popular Business Leader events at venues across Dorset (note delegates should be at Director or Business Owner level).
Stand at Exhibition Event*
Members are able to have a stand at our annual Dorset Chamber Exhibition event.
Complimentary places at Business Leader Events*
Members are able to receive complimentary tickets to Business Leader events.
Key Contact Member Database*
Members have access to a digital listing of all Dorset Chamber members (name of business, address and key contact).
Note this does not include e-mail addresses.
Business Buddy Scheme
Business Buddies are volunteers from the business community who are happy to 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.
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.
How is the Chamber related to other Chambers in the UK?
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.
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.
Dorset Chamber Membership & International Trade Pricing 2022
Rates available from 1st December 2021 until further notice, subject to change, annual membership is non-refundable