If you’re a market leader, wanting to stay ahead of your competition, who wants to influence government decisions that affect your business and/or wants to expand your International Trade opportunities, then this is the package for you.
What’s Included in the Premium Package?
This includes and adds to all benefits from the Essentials Package & Growth Package, PLUS:
Chamber Social Media
With over 12,000 Twitter followers and over 9,000 contacts on LinkedIn, we can support your latest news and campaigns by sharing your content.
Company profile in the Online Directory
Businesses regularly search for services from other Chamber Members, it also offers you soft leads to other businesses.
Free listing in Chamber Voice under the New Members Section
In the first issue following your joining the Chamber instant coverage across South Wales to all member businesses, plus a distribution list of over 2000 businesses.
Use of Chamber logo and a membership certificate
For your office, stationery, website and emails – let your customers and suppliers know that you are part of a strong trusted business community working for you.
British Chambers of Commerce National Business Awards
You can enter the Welsh Business Awards and the UK National British Chambers of Commerce Awards. With a UK wide reach and huge accolade that this brings, a number of Welsh business are UK Regional Finalists every year: this could be your business next year.
Discounted Advertising Rates in Chamber Voice
Having a business platform to advertise your company is vital to helping you to grow your brand and customer base. We give our Growth members discounts to assist with your market penetration.
Editorial Opportunities in Chamber Voice
Working with your Relationship Manager you can supply news stories for our quarterly publication which show how your business is growing and addressing your customer needs.
With our expansive media reach we will promote your events through social media and on our website.
Introductions by CEO and Director of International Trade
Our links with key organisations in the UK and Overseas are unparalleled. Our CEO and Director of International Trade will support you in growing your business through exporting, making links with UK Export Finance, Banks, our overseas British Chamber of Commerce networks, and Chambers of Commerce across the world.
10 Top Tips
As a Premium Member we know you are a market leader. Tell other members by becoming a thought leader in your sector: sharing your top tips, promote your services and the benefits you can offer via regular ‘top 10 tips’ via social media, website and members area.
Chamber HR service provided by Composite Legal (worth over £1,000)
The service is included free in your package; with online and telephone support.
Legal Expenses Insurance
Full insurance provides up to £100,000 per claim with no excess fee included free in this package.
Legal Advice Line
Is included free, available 24/7 with specialist consultants covering topics like employment, HR, tenancy, property, tax, VAT, PAYE, NIC court attendance and jury service.
Westfield Health reduced rate benefit
Staff sickness has a huge impact on small businesses; health benefits for your staff assists recruitment and retention. This tailormade Westfield Health Package meets the needs of SME’s with relevant benefits at a discount such as: 24hour GP helpline; payments towards treatments; eyecare and dental.
Dedicated Chamber Business Relationship Managers (local to you)
Our Relationship Managers (RM) work hard to meet your needs. Each business has different priorities and questions but your RM will either handle your enquiry themselves or put you in touch with one of our key partner service providers to solve your problem.
Training Needs Analysis
A day’s analysis of the company training needs by a training specialist as part of your people strategy to find out the skills required to grow your business.
4 Complimentary Training Places
With our Strategic Partners we are able to provide highly valuable training to businesses across South Wales. Our members can access new, relevant training offered by the Chamber and its Partners and you have a head start with 4 tickets included with this package. This does not cover International Trade provided by the Chamber.
Use Of Chamber Board Room 4 Times a Year
An additional resource available to you in Newport with free parking and great access links.
Research and Development Connections
Through our HE/FE Strategic Partners we are able to offer your business academically supervised R&D to assist you with a huge range of issues e.g. technical problems: cyber security, examining new markets; carrying out feasibility studies, Website SEO and social media optimisation to improve customer service.
Offers & Discounts
Quarterly Chamber Voice Magazine (+ online)
The Chamber’s own business magazine with a circulation of over 2000. Discounted rates for news and adverts, reaching a credible audience across South, West and Mid Wales.
Discounted RWA online training
Training costs time and money. RWA has over 400 training modules and covers general training needs for SME’s from manual handling to GDPR. Discounted for Members, it will save you time and you can monitor staff progress.
Discounted Export Documentation services (up to 50%)
Based on max number of 50 EC Certs of Origin documents per year; plus use your membership to access discounted documentation for export. Includes our Express Service.
Discount on International Trade Training (up to 20%)
The Chamber runs International Trade training and monthly information events if you’re thinking about, or already trading.
Savings with one of the UK’s best exchange experts. We can save you £1000’s on large or £100’s on small sums of money. Includes competitive exchange rates per transfer compared to top 4 high street banks.
Exclusive invites and discounted offers to events typically for CEO’s, Managing Directors, CFO’s and Board members. Discounted tickets to the British Chambers of Commerce National Conferences.
Chamber Business Network
Access to the Member area of our website, with extra materials, news, advice, and member information. You can offer and receive Member to member (M2M) offers listed in the Members area. Grow your audience and your supply chains!
Local Business Events
Knowledge events on subjects that matter most to SMEs in Wales, helping you stay informed and ahead of your competition. We run informal networking in your area, providing essential insight and opportunities to interact socially with other Chamber members.
Including those run by the Universities, Colleges and the Chartered Managers Institute.
Policy Roundtable Events
With British Chamber of Commerce experts, key government politicians and officials: leading businesses discussing key issues from which we produce policy briefings to lobby politicians in Wales and the UK.
International Trade Document Rejections (5)
5 free online International Trade Document Rejections per annum.
International Trade Document Rejections (15)
15 free online International Trade Document Rejections per annum.
Discounts are available on bespoke in-house training run for your teams at your premises.
Expert International Trade Advice
Our experts have over 100 years of combined experience to help you with export documents. Includes advice, information and a checking service before submission saving you time and resources.
Access to Inward and Outward Trade Missions and Ambassadorial Visits
We work with UK and Welsh Government on exporting, importing and international trade. Includes information on Trade Missions, Market Visits, funding available, and overseas support networks. Regular ambassadorial roundtables and international country specific seminars, that will help grow your markets both UK and overseas.
International Trade Black Tie Dinner
Exclusive opportunity to attend the Chamber Annual dinner for exporters and their support services. Talk informally with key influencers and expert speakers.
Discounted Export Documentation Services (up to 50%)
Based on an unlimited number of EC Certs of Origin documents per year; plus use your membership to access discounted documentation for export.
Discount on International Trade Training (30%)
Bespoke in-house designed International Trade training and information events if you’re thinking about trading or already trading overseas.
Bi-Annual Export Roundtable
With primary exporters, British Chamber of Commerce experts, key government politicians and officials discussing exporting issues. These policy briefings will inform our lobbying in Wales and the UK.