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Black Country Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit membership organisation that provides support to businesses throughout Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.
Whether you are a sole trader or large firm, we can offer advice and a range of services that will help your business to grow and succeed.
We are also proud to be an accredited Chamber of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) network.
Additionally, we have extended our commitment to the Armed Forces community by signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant.
Black Country Chamber of Commerce holds and operates a Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001 2008 for the provision of a range of business support services.
Our members have access to a dedicated Relationship Manager who
has a wealth of knowledge and experience in providing tailored support,
covering a range of sectors and business functions.
As part of core membership, we offer our members support and advice
Policy & Lobbying
As a Chamber we offer a diverse array of tailored membership packages:
Receive access to a range of exclusive benefits that are tailored towards helping the development of your business throughout your first two years of trading.
Companies situated on business park estates in Walsall belong to a community that works together on projects and support one another.
The Platinum Group
Designed for senior leaders within the high value manufacturing, automotive and logistics sector, with an emphasis around sharing best practice and peer-to-peer learning.
The Platinum Group Service Sector
A network of strategically important businesses within the Service Sector, with the aim of sharing best practice, peer-to-peer working and building business relationships.
The Chamber Patron Group
Our most exclusive membership cluster is for companies that want to work in partnership with the Chamber and enhance their profile locally for the benefit of our wider members.
Sector Specific Support
As a Chamber, we operate a sector specific support group to encourage collaboration and learning amongst like-minded businesses. These group complements our core membership package.
The Chamber aims to engage with those involved in professional services, manufacturing and construction to provide assistance and growth. In addition, this group shares knowledge, new ideas and topical insights to harness innovative practices across the sectors.
Business growth is at the heart of Chamber support, as we share our knowledge and connections to help your business. The guidance available covers businesses of all sizes and stages of their life cycle.
In addition, we can help you find an appropriate training or apprenticeship scheme that could enable you to realise your ambitions for growth.
A variety of help and support services are available for Chamber members at discounted rates, which cover a multitude of business functions to ensure your company is protected against risks.
Chamber members have access to a range of discounted services that can add value, support your business and save you money. In a number of cases the savings made have paid for the yearly Chamber membership.
As a Chamber member, you can access a range of opportunities designed to help you promote your business to your fellow members and the wider Black Country community.
We actively encourage our members to shout about their success, offering a platform to optimise the reach of your business and create new opportunities
POLICY & LOBBYING
The Chamber is the voice of business across the region, representing the views of members to decision makers in local and national Government and campaigning on your behalf.
Have your say on local and national issues that affect your company and the wider business community through our quarterly survey.
Black Country Chamber of Commerce has a comprehensive and
varied events calendar, providing you with opportunities to network,
showcase your business and remain informed on topical issues.
Our events include networking, information sessions, economic briefings,
and sector-specific workshops, as well as more informal events.
Events are an ideal platform to promote your company, make new local
business connections, and gain knowledge through sharing best practice.
Each year, our Annual Exhibition brings together a wealth of companies from
across the Black Country, providing delegates with the opportunity to support local business.
Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards recognise the best in business throughout the region, offering our members the chance to highlight their success through an award application.
The prestigious Awards Dinner is also an opporunity to celebrate in style with the local business community.
Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards recognise the best in business throughout the region, offering our members the chance to highlight their success through an award application. The prestigious Awards Dinner is also an opportunity to celebrate in style with the local business community
Businesses wishing to begin exporting or improve their export performance can obtain help from both the Chamber and Department for International Trade (DIT).
The range of services on offer include:
• British Chambers of Commerce’s online resource, Export Britain
• Export Finance
• Export Readiness
• Getting Goods to Market
• International Sales & Marketing
• International Trade Events
• Tailored support from a specialist International Trade Advisor
Local businesses have direct access to an export documentation service to support your international trade operations. Advice and support is on-hand from a knowledgable team of documentation experts, allowing you to export with confidence.
Furthermore, an exclusive 50% discount is available for Chamber members on most documentation services. We can support applications for: