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 2,000+ 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.
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.
“We are members of the Chamber as we like to have someone on our side when we need back up and support. We don’t use the resources or services on a regular basis, but when we need you, you’re always ready to help. We had invaluable support during a recent redundancy, and you’ve also helped with training too.”
“Away from what you do for us, we’re also keen to invest in support for all the North East so we’re happy to contribute our membership fees as we know you do a lot more than answer our queries when we ask. You’re a great North East ambassador and resource, and we want to make sure your always around.”
“A big part of how we’ve managed over the last few months has been having conversations with our clients – sharing experiences and learnings with each other. This is what the Chamber does well. It gathers insight on a regional scale and shares what’s working well with its members as well as championing our needs nationally, living up to its brand essence that together we are stronger.”
“The Chamber is an organisation that puts its members at the heart of everything it does. Through taking a genuine interest in the growth and development of local businesses such as ours, as well as listening to the concerns and issues those businesses face we have seen during our 43 years of membership the Chamber drive some real change for the benefit of all in the region. Its regular program of events, often with relevant and insightful guest speakers serve not only as a fantastic way of sharing knowledge and keeping members up to date, but also as a great opportunity to network with other business leaders. In an increasingly complex and fast paced world, with all the challenges businesses must now face it is reassuring to know that as a member, we have the Chamber at our back to listen to us, support us, and help us to effect change.”