Small Business Membership

Have peace of mind and save money and time.

We understand small businesses are the life blood of our region, we will support you and your team to achieve your business goals and have your back when you need us.

 

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Our Small Business Package

We’ve worked hard to ensure as a small business your membership delivers value and gives you everything you need to succeed.

Our small business membership package focuses on what we know is most valuable to you. We understand small businesses are the lifeblood of our region, our package is tailored to ensure you have the right services and support.

We exist to help North East businesses and our region prosper. We’re and influential network and respected community with a powerful voice. We enable connections, collaboration, and best practice by providing invaluable business support and cost savings.

 

Your Engagement Manager

You’ll benefit from working with one of our experienced engagement managers, who’ll provide you with support as part of your membership.

 

International Trade Package

If you trade goods or services overseas, you can save money on our suite of international trade services including export documentation, customs clearance, training and consultancy. You can find a full list of services and discounts here or speak to one of our Engagement Managers.

Raise your profile

Make your business known. Raise your profile. Promote what you do by utilising our exclusive platforms and opportunities.

What’s Included?

  • Be Visible in our searchable online member directory.

  • Upload news stories, events and offers to our website for others to see.

  • Promote your business to our network with ‘Member Spotlight’ campaigns.

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  • Join the conversation across our social media.

  • Drive brand awareness through our long and short-term sponsorship opportunities.

  • Extend your reach through PR engagement like case studies and media opportunities.

  • Attend our events to let others get to know you and your business.

  • Take part in Chamber awards highlighting your business successes and achievements.

Business Services

Our services include: unlimited access to 24-hour business advice lines, a comprehensive library of over 750 free business documents, plus £1m of excess free business insurance.

You’ll also benefit from working with one of our experienced engagement managers, who’ll provide you with support as part of your membership.

They’re your point of contact and are in touch with you regularly throughout the year, ensuring you’re making the most of your membership. They’ll facilitate member introductions and direct you to the most relevant events, opportunities, and initiatives.

 

Find Out More

What’s Included?

  • Chamber HR

    • HR advice line available 24/7, 365.
    • Extensive HR document library.
    • £1m of excess free insurance cover for employment disputes and awards.
    • HR health check.
  • Chamber Tax

    • Tax advice line.
    • VAT support.
    • £1m of excess-free cover to deal with a HMRC or aspect enquiries and PAYE or VAT disputes.
  • Chamber Legal

    • Legal advice line available 24/7, 365.
    • Extensive Legal document library.
    • £1m of excess-free insurance cover including property disputes, data protection criminal prosecution, and for your employees including personal injury and motor disputes.
  • Chamber Health & Safety

    • H&S advice line available, 24/7, 365.
    • Extensive H&S document library.
    • £1m of excess-free insurance cover to help defend against prosecutions.
    • H&S experts for free advice or a business H&S check.

Cost-Saving

We help you and your business save time and money with these exclusive initiatives.

Health Plan

In partnership with Westfield Health, you can access innovative and effective health cover solutions for employees and their familirs. Health and wellbeing services help you lower absence rates, increase productivity and improve employee engagement. From reducing days and money lost to absence, to improving employee productivity , our health plan delivers real benefits directly to small businesses.

Roadside Assistance

In partnership with AA, you have discounted cover for small or large fleets, or a single commercial vehicle, receiving up to 67% discount on business breakdown cover.

Foreign exchange

You’ll receive competitive exchange rates, free online currency accounts, reduced transfer fees and fast, online transactions. You’ll have confidence in working in partnership with moneycorp, offering you world-leading and award winning FX solutions, we help you make significant cost and time savings.

Legal expenses & employee protection insurance

In partnership with Quest, we give your business unlimited access to business advice lines and business documents, which we know saves SME businesses time and money on consutlancy and specialist support costs. You’ll also have access to:

  • Up to 1m of legal expense cover with no excess.
  • Employee protection insurance (EPI) support service.

Testimonials

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.

 

Member testimonials

  • “It’s been great being a Chamber member as there are great service available to help with legal documents and a port of call when we might need help. We’ve found the support offered via the DIT has been incredibly helpful for our clients importing and exporting. In the past we have attending the networking event which are always welcoming and friendly.”

    Justin Turner, Director, Orange Umbrella

    “Having worked alongside the Chamber for many years now and in various roles I have always seen great benefits of being a member and helping to promote a business network within a community. The Chamber also offers lots of discounts to its members and there are many networking options available too.”

    INNSiDE By Melia Newcastle

    The Chamber creates a warm, informal atmosphere for business people to meet and allows them the opportunities to seek out like-minded people or businesses with whom potential collaboration can be developed.

    It also gives you a platform to make yourself known too.

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