Testimonials - What our members say
Here is a selection of comments from our members. Take a look at what they have to say, and if you like what you hear, get in touch! Our team is always happy to help: 0161 393 4322.
"As a recently new member to the Chamber, we really didn't know what to expect both from the team nor the fellow members.
"We needn't have worried on either count. The events we have attended so far have been fabulously run, had a diverse audience, with something for everyone, be it an update into the local or national markets or a conversation with a potential client.
"Everyone has been extremely friendly with many going out of their way to lend a helping hand or open up a new door. We ourselves have already started trading with new clients in a very short time period, with hopefully more to follow."
David Knowles, Travis Perkins Managed Services
"Since joining Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce recently, we have both been very impressed with the level of support that we have received. Diane Elebert-Morgan and Joanna Preihs have been especially supportive both for business development and digital communications.
"Everyone we encountered within the Chamber has been extremely knowledgeable and professional and we have no hesitation in recommending them to other businesses within the Greater Manchester area.
"We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship. Thanks for all your help."
Andy Gardner and Karen Nash, Karen Andrew Partnership
"Following our client party at the Chamber's Meeting Centre, I'd just like to say thanks for a great night and the efforts of all the team. The event exceeded our expectations and we had tremendous feedback from all of our guests, with a lot of interest in the Chamber. Well done to all involved."
Graham Wilson, Parker Wilson Ltd
"The best business decision we have made this year is without doubt joining Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
"From the minute we joined their expert staff have provided us with invaluable information, which has enabled us to tap into various pots of money. This has helped with things like staff training and an investment into super fast broadband.
"I have found all the people associated with the Chamber to be extremely knowledgeable within their areas and very efficient.
"In particular, Raj Singh, the business skills advisor has helped us out with our individual training needs and put us in touch with some great training providers.
"This has enabled us to invest further in our staff and take the next steps in our development as a business. Thanks for all your help!"
Marcel Duffy, TLH Auctioneers
"All of the meetings we have had have been incredibly productive and beneficial to Cardinal Maritime and to me personally. As a company we are embarking on a new venture, to establish and market a training academy, to enable us to offer industry specific training to our employees and also our customers. I have developed and delivered a number of courses which have been extremely well received, but where I was lacking, was in knowing how to have these qualifications accredited.
"The Chamber's knowledge and guidance has been invaluable, it has led to me completing a Safeguarding Certificate and has enabled us to create a Safeguarding Committee and to write a policy to support this. Our mentor program has also been supported by the Chamber hugely and again I’m using the information discussed at our meetings to improve the program. The Chamber’s involvement has really given me the guidance and confidence to develop the training academy further. In my opinion the service we have received has been a true representation of what the Chamber of Commerce was originally set up to do, to support and develop new business in Greater Manchester."
Helen Lilley, Cardinal Maritime Group
Roger Coleman, Colemans CTTS Solicitors
“Strategic Proposals has been a member of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce for only a few months. The analysis team has been fantastic, offering speakers, thoughts, opinion and advice to help us, our customers and the wider market to increase their sales.
“It's easy to pick the phone up and speak to someone at the Chamber that's knowledgeable and helpful, regardless of the topic. Being a Chamber member gives an additional seal of excellence to our communication in the area and helps us find the right people in the right companies at the right scale to make sure our customers get the most benefit.”
Chris Colquitt, Strategic Proposals Ltd
Karen Sykes, Garcia and Sykes Ltd
“As a new member, I have thoroughly enjoyed my first Action for Business meetings. It was great to be able to tell other local business people about the latest journey for Edwin Alsop IT Recruitment after opening just two months ago. Following the event in Tameside, I am already looking to working with Tameside College on providing advice for students getting into work and following up contacts after the event at Lancashire Cricket Club. I’m looking forward to meeting more members in the coming year. Thank you to everyone for being so welcoming.”
Tim Wearing, Principal Consultant - Edwin Alsop Associates
“The Chamber has been good for our company since we joined this year. The networking events have given us the chance to meet other businesses that we would never have had the opportunity to meet if we had not joined the Chamber.”
Brendan Derham, Curtis Contracts (NW) Ltd
Andy Roberts, Pennine Telecom
"I've been a Chamber member for a few years and through this have met some fantastic businesses, been able to talk about developments within business in a variety of ways thanks to the 53 Degrees magazine and recently about my social media experience which was published on the website itself.
"I would also recommend Greater Manchester Chamber to any new or established business that is looking to network and connect with businesses across the North West."
Dylan Moore, Aqua Design Group
"We would recommend any business joining the Chamber. So far we have been very impressed. Within 50 minutes of us signing up they were on the phone to us with a referral. Talk about getting a quick return on investment! The referral hasn’t been the only great thing about our experience with the Chamber so far.
"The events that we have attended have also been brilliant. Being in a room filled with other business people who hold the same mind-set is a real asset to any organisation. We recently attended the Quarterly Economic Briefing which was incredibly insightful. The work that the Chamber is doing in this area is really amazing. We are off to a good start with our Chamber membership and things only look to get better."
Richard Edwards, Hired Help PA
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