What we do
Grow your knowledge
Our knowledge programme of events means you can make connections and ask your pressing questions on the latest business topics all at the same time.
events and webinars a year providing essential business information
We share the knowledge and expertise of our members, Partners and the Chamber team we give you the information and insight you need to make your business stronger, more efficient and ready for growth.
blogs and articles on key business topics
A wealth of resources
Our seminars, workshops and webinars, as well as online content, means you can catch up in your own time. We cover the latest changes and hot topics across your business – everything from HR, to marketing, to finance and systems – meaning your whole team can benefit.
webinar recordings and video masterclasses in our library
Carefully chosen supporting services to save time, money and help with the day to day management of your business.
self-service products for business support, energy and data services
What we offer
The benefits to you and your business.
- The latest guidance, information and insights on topics that matter most to your business and your team.
- The opportunity to share your own expert views, content and best practice with our 35,000+ online community.
- Online knowledge webinars, designed to give business owners or those in management roles the opportunity to hear from experts across business functions from finance to marketing, systems and HR.
- Unlimited access to five 24/7 business advice lines covering HR, Legal, Health & Safety and Tax, a wide-ranging resource library, and £1m of insurance cover.
- Cost saving initiatives including our energy bench-marking service, primary health plan, and discounted AA breakdown cover.
- Discounted B2B data and business credit checking to power your customer growth and protect against late or poor payers.
- Expert advice and guidance on trade related issues, including operational advice on topics such as customs clearance, VAT and Rules of Origin.
- Regular trade updates and market insight (including first to know information on inward delegations, overseas visits, trade fairs and exhibitions)
Find out more about our membership packages and how you can benefit from being part of the network.
Got a question about membership or accessing any of your benefits? Get in touch.
Contact your relationship manager or the Chamber team on 0300 303 6322.
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Here to support you and your business
Chamber business support services
Carefully chosen benefits to help you save time, money and help with the day to day management of your business.
Chamber business advice services
Access legal, HR, health and safety and tax advice with your membershipMore
Chamber business energy tariff
A highly competitive discounted business electricity tariff exclusively for Chamber members.More
Chamber business data services
Get discounts on marketing lists and business credit checking.More
Knowledge webinar catch-ups
Don’t worry if you’ve missed any of our recent knowledge webinars, you can catch up at a time that suits you.
To see what knowledge webinars we have coming up click below.What’s coming up
Medium Member Business Leaders’ Briefing
The guest speaker is Dame Irene Hays DBE DL of Hays Travel, a well known figure in the region now leading Hays Travel, the largest independent travel retailer in the UKCatch up now
Economic Briefing – Q2 2021
As an organisation that campaigns to make the North East the best possible environment for business, understanding our members’ experiences of the regional economy is vital.Catch up now
HR Seminar: Supporting your colleagues
This is an event about supporting your colleagues through return, re-training or redundancy.Catch up now
The simple truth about R&D tax credits
Suhail Aslam from Teesside University and Nicola Bellerby from Clive Owen LLP share what they have learned during that last 10 years of working together.Catch up now
First steps towards a sustainability and environmental management strategy
A webinar sharing advice on how to get started on a sustainability and environmental project on your business.Catch up now
North East Annual Area Review
Looking back at the Chamber and our business community across Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, and Co. Durham over the last year.Catch up now
Roundtable: The role of the Arts & Culture sector in recovery
The Chamber in partnership with Sage Gateshead will be considering how the arts & culture sector can aid in economic recovery from the pandemic.Catch up now
Digital Roundtable: digital leadership in businesses
This focuses on the importance of digital leadership within businesses, how we can encourage digital transformation and embed it.Catch up now
Inspiring Females Online
We have brought the popular Chamber Inspiring Females Seminar online. This event aims to inspire and connect women in business across the North East of England.Catch up now
Framing the Future – The Future of Urban Transport
We’ll be focusing on topics such as North East transport patterns, the impacts of COVID on how we move between places and future innovations in transport technology and solutions.Catch up now
Our Latest Report
The Future of the Workplace
The Chamber has published a new report on the future of the workplace, bringing together contributions from eight experts who share their vision and predictions for how the workplace will change over the next few months and years.
Is the future of work ‘hybrid’?
The pandemic has changed how many of us work, but how much of that change is staying for the long term and how can you make the most of the opportunities? Read our full report, or jump straight to insights from the featured experts.Read more
Chamber podcast series
Informal discussions on a range of business issues effecting North East businesses
The Chamber conversations podcast is a series of informal discussions on a whole range of issues effecting North East businesses, from equality in the workplace to challenges and opportunities facing the digital sector.