Why be a member?
We empower businesses to prosper worldwide. By joining the Chamber, you become part of the region’s largest and most influential multi-sector business network.
We equip you with what is needed to sustain, develop, and grow regionally, nationally, and internationally: Your business has access to specialist support and services to save you money and time; unlimited knowledge, guidance and insight to help your business be the best it can be; our well-regarded hybrid events programme, enabling you to connect and engage; profile raising opportunities that position and promote your brand; and a dedicated policy team, to ensure your voice is heard on issues affecting you and the wider businesses community.
Influence & campaigns
Our relationship with decision makers at local, regional, and national levels allows your voice to be heard, on issues affecting you and the wider business community.More
Knowledge & insights
We provide unlimited knowledge, guidance, and insight to help your business be the best it can be.More
Events & connections
Access the largest programme of B2B events, raise your business profile and meet like minded businesses.More
Here to support you and your business
Chamber business support services
Carefully chosen supporting services to 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
From SMEs to multi-nationals we bring businesses and individuals together across a range of member eventsMore
Chamber business data services
Get discounts on marketing lists and business credit checkingMore
Raise your business profile
We offer a range of profile raising opportunities to position and promote your brand.
Online business directory
Be visible to 3,000+ members across the network in our searchable online business directory.
Upload your news, offers and events
Share your success, upload your news stories, events and offers to our website and tag us when you promote these via your own social channels so we can share with our 35,000+ online community.
Member spotlight feature
Feature in our member spotlight campaign, which aims to shine a light on your business and introduce you to the wider network
Sponsoring a Chamber event gives you increased visibility and credibility to your brand throughout the year.
Opportunities to feature and advertise in our member CONTACT Magazine, distributed across the region.
Chamber International Trade
Helping you trade overseas successfully
Our suite of international trade services support you with everything from customs clearances and export documentation, to growing your network around the world. We also offer an accredited international trade training programme, and a series of internationally focussed events.
What our members say
There are so many reasons why North East businesses have joined the Chamber network. Find out how we’ve played a crucial role in their success.
“I joined the Chamber in 2015 and never looked back. At the time, it was important for me to grow my network and as I developed as a business owner, I then saw the value in being part of “the conversation” and helping to lobby for business matters important to our region. Over time, I became more involved with the Chamber, and as an active member of the Sunderland area meetings it was a very proud moment in 2018 when I got asked to become Chair. I’ve never looked back and both myself and my team very much support the work of the Chamber.”
“The Chamber provided us with great support and advice during our early years in business which for many young businesses can prove pivotal to their survival. We are still very involved and attend a lot of knowledge and networking events which are extremely useful. Our RM is fantastic and always on hand to give advice or set up introductions which has let us build great working relationships and partnerships with other members. I would recommend any business regardless of size to join the Chamber as we have found their wealth of experience and contacts invaluable to our growth. ”
“Over the years we have developed a strong and much-valued relationship with the Chamber. The Chamber represents united leadership across the region for businesses large and small; helping to shape and influence strategic government policy to deliver positive economic growth and development for the North east for generations to come.”