Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
Graham Abbey, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce: THE voice of business in the county
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is once again proud to be a co-sponsor of the EADT Business Awards. We welcome any opportunity that showcases the dynamism, optimism and the sheer brilliance of Suffolk’s wealth creators and the wider, positive influence that business has on the social wellbeing and civic strength of our communities.
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is the premier business membership organisation for the county that feeds and powers the nation and ensures the flow of people and goods to and from Europe.
As a grassroots organisation Suffolk Chamber has a strong local presence in all the main towns and their surrounding areas in the county: Bury St. Edmunds, Greater Ipswich, Haverhill & District, Lowestoft & Waveney and Newmarket & District.
Our representation in these areas means that we always have our ear to the ground, being aware of issues that impact on our members and the wider business community at the earliest opportunity.
We provide four main roles:
- Business networking and support. Every year, our Chamber staff organise dozens of well-attended and exciting events, offer a range of free or discounted member benefits schemes including Suffolk Chamber Protection and manage the New Anglia Growth Hub on behalf of New Anglia LEP, providing free professional advice to growing businesses across two counties
- Lobbying and representation. Guided by our new manifesto and using our enviable contacts among ministers, MPs and senior councillors, we are focussing on three key themes: reducing regulations, improving access to all markets and giving business the tools to do the job
- The skills agenda. We are involved in a number of schemes aimed at improving the present skills situation and overall healthiness of our business base and are working to bridge the gap between work and education
- International trade. Our work in supporting firms from across the county to export has been accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce. Suffolk Chamber International, the export-focused section of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, offers a number of tools aimed at improving local businesses’ export readiness and successes.
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is THE voice of business!