FAQs

Frequently asked questions

If you have a question about your Chamber membership or the work that we do, please read the information on this page.

Membership

If you're a registered business, you can join the Chamber. You can either join online or you can speak to one of our Membership Executives to find out more. To get in touch, give us a call on 0161 393 4321. Once you’ve joined, your Account Manager will be in touch to make sure you have everything you need to get started.

Membership is an annual subscription and will automatically renew. You'll receive a renewal invoice around six weeks before your renewal date to give you time to pay.

As a member, you have a dedicated team to help you; a Regional Membership Manager and an Account Manager. If you'd like a refresher on membership or you have a query, then give us a call on 0161 393 4321 and we’ll be more than happy to help.

Don’t worry; that probably means our website isn't recognising you as a member. Simply call the Membership Team on 0161 393 4321 and they'll fix this for you as soon as possible.

No problem, just call your Account Manager and they can add a new primary contact to your account. In fact, the more contacts we have, the more value you're likely to get from your membership.

Firstly, you need to register your card at gmchamberewards.co.uk and create an account. You can then view the discounts package available to you and start using your card.

Don't forget to download the smartphone app by searching 'GMCC Rewards' on the Apple or Android app store.

Remember to present your Rewards Card when redeeming an offer and please take note of any terms and conditions stated on the website.

Each member has an allocation of Rewards Cards included in their membership. Call 0161 393 4321 to ensure you've redeemed the cards you are entitled to. You can also purchase additional Rewards Cards as an employee benefit at just £20 +VAT per card.

Absolutely. Just call us on 0161 393 4321 and quote your card number. We'll deactivate the lost card and send you a replacement.

These should have been emailed to you within your first six weeks of membership. If you can't find them, please give us a call on 0161 393 4321 and we'll get you started. 

There's no need to book to access the Members' Lounge – we'll just need you to sign-in on arrival.

Absolutely. If you want to meet a client in the Members' Lounge as your guest, they're more than welcome.

Greater Manchester Chamber can provide help and support to all registered businesses. If you're looking for support with starting a business and writing a business plan then we can't help, but we can certainly point you in the right direction so let us know what you're looking for and we'll do our best to help

If you're not happy with your membership, we'd like to understand why and would love the opportunity to fix things.

If you're thinking about cancelling, please email either your Regional Membership Manager or your Account Manager and they'll give you a call to discuss.

Usually, we ask for three months' notice if you'd like to cancel your membership.

If your account has been frozen, it usually means your membership payment is overdue by six weeks or more. To get you back up and running, please give us a call on 0161 393 4321.

Marketing

As a member, you are able to upload your own news, events and comments to the website - simply log on using your registered email address, navigate to the Membership area and follow the on screen directions. Uploading content is very simple, however if you have any questions, please contact us at communicate@gmchamber.co.uk

You can also submit content for consideration for the Brief by sending a Word document and an accompanying image to communicate@gmchamber.co.uk.

We receive a high volume of content so unfortunately can't respond to each email received, however our marketing team works to ensure we use as much content as possible. We have a number of channels and will work with you to promote your messages through the most appropriate ones.  

We normally ask for between 150-300 words in a word document so that we can copy and edit the text.

Please send all content in the finished format with an accompanying image.

We have a range of sponsorship packages available, alongside various advertising opportunities to help boost your business. Call 0161 393 4337 to discuss what's available.

We have very active Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn channels, which we can use to share members' news, events and offers. 

Follow us, tag us, like our page, etc and we'll be able to share your content more easily

Skills & Employment

Minimum Wage for an Apprentice regardless of age in the first year of their apprenticeship is £3.40 per hour. Please visit gov.uk for further guidance 

 

 

Yes you can; an apprenticeship will allow you to gain the experience you need to progress in your desire career.

Yes, this is £50 per week for an apprentice completing their L2 apprenticeship and £60 per week for a L3.

No, the apprentice is directly employed by the Apprentice Share programme. As the host employer you are responsible for payment of wages and the management fee.

Yes, your existing qualifications would be converted on to the apprenticeship framework, allowing you to gain the technical skills needed to work out on site.

An apprenticeship is a work-based training programme which provides a combination of formal learning and on the job training and experience within a specific sector.

Unfortunately, this pilot is no longer accepting new starts. You may be eligible for GM Age funding.

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