What we offer
Knowledge is power
Staying one step ahead of the game is key to ongoing business success. Our network of over 3,000 members and partners run a range of member and Chamber led events, seminars and workshops that give you the inside track. From the latest legislation and the lowdown on your market to hot topics like Brexit and GDPR you’ll be in the know and up to speed. Upskill your staff, learn from other businesses and access the right information at the right time.
25 knowledge events delivered by the Chamber in 2016 providing essential business advice.
Putting your people first
Every business thrives on the success of its people and a robust HR strategy helps take care of them – and you. Chamber HR gives you unlimited access to experienced HR advisers and you can call as often as you need. As a member you get access to a library of over 350 downloadable employment documents as well as a free HR health check for your business. Our insurance package also covers you for employment disputes including representation costs and awards.
365 days of the year access to our HR advice line.
Giving you peace of mind
We know that when you’re starting out in business, ensuring you’ve dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s legally can be a daunting prospect. Our 24-hour legal advice line provides unlimited access to experienced legal advisers, 365 days a year. Our exclusive member area gives you access to downloadable legal documents covering a range of topics. Our comprehensive insurance* gives you peace of mind, providing cover for your business and your employees.
200 legal documents available to access and download through our website.
Tax that isn’t taxing
As Benjamin Franklin said, nothing is certain in life but death and taxes. But you can be sure that with unlimited access to our tax and VAT advisers via the Chamber advice line, you’ll have access to the right advice quickly and easily, allowing you to spend more time focusing on running your business. Our comprehensive insurance also covers you in the event of a full HMRC enquiry, aspect enquiries, PAYE disputes and VAT disputes.
£100,000 per claim and £1,000,000 annually; our legal expense insurance has you covered.
Keeping your business in good health
We understand that for many companies health and safety is the lifeblood of your business. Our advice line gives unlimited access to health and safety specialist advice, while through our website you can download the latest health and safety documents quickly and easily. Our comprehensive insurance* also provides cover to help you defend health and safety prosecutions.
*See terms and conditions of insurance for details.
200+ health and safety documents available to access and download through our website.
"Since joining the Chamber I have picked up quality leads at quality events which have enabled Crossbarfx to gain a real foothold in the North East region. We are already working with new clients as a result of our membership. "
Graham Nicholson, Associate, Cross bar FX
"I am always impressed with the service from the Chamber. I was recently contacted to do some PR on my story and how I set up my recruitment business. Thanks to the chamber my story reached the local press and as a result I gained new business."
Sadie Seller, Director, Skye Solutions Recruitment
“The Chamber is a great asset to O’Brien Waste Recycling. It provides us with the opportunity to network with like-minded businesses in a number of well organised and relaxed environments. We particularly enjoy the knowledge sharing opportunities.”