Protect | Promote | Connect
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.
Before you even set foot in a member event, promote 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 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.
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 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.
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 interviewopportunities promoted across our channels
– A member-only online news portal with c.4K visitors each month
– Event sponsorship (online and face to face available)
You can also read Dorset Chamber news, information and event details through:
– Our dedicated social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook)
– Our e-newsletters, which is sent to a Dorset wide mailing list
Our Member-exclusive events place you 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 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 with those who face the same challenges and seek similar solutions.
Other great membership benefits
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 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.