What we do

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is the largest accredited Chamber of Commerce in the UK with approximately 4,500 members. Based in the heart of Manchester City Centre on Deansgate, the Chamber has a strong presence in Greater Manchester’s ten local authority areas. It is committed to providing businesses with a platform to connect with other businesses, communicate their message and create opportunities for a skilled workforce. With an ever growing network and a dedicated policy team, the Chamber is the recognised voice of business in Greater Manchester.

The Chamber’s membership base ranges from sole traders, to large corporates across a broad range of sectors; there’s support for every type of business.

Its membership package includes everything from networking opportunities and HR support, to a huge range of international services and the opportunity to utilise its marketing platforms.

Members to take advantage of its Members’ Lounge and Chamber membership means businesses can access preferential rates to the Chamber Space meeting and conference rooms – click here to find out more. The Chamber has local Account Executives and Membership Managers who are here to support businesses throughout their membership by providing valuable area knowledge and account management.

To find out more about Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and how membership can support your business, please call our membership team on 0161 393 4321.

Action For Business Forums

The Chamber's Action for Business Forums have been designed with your business needs in mind. They put you at the leading edge of networking and business development, as well as giving you a major say on the big issues and how the Chamber can help you.

With 42 Action for Business Forums taking place each year throughout Greater Manchester; you will have a minimum of one Forum per quarter in your local area. If you fancy a change of scenery, you are welcome to attend as many as you like in any of the ten Greater Manchester boroughs. 

Business Groups and Committees

Each local area has a plan to develop member-led campaigns to represent and champion the views of local business.

This work is determined by the area's Business Group, which meets quarterly to discuss the policy issues impacting upon Chamber members.

The Chamber's Local Presidents

Each of the 10 local areas has a Local President - a leading high profile Chamber member - to champion and represent business in their area. 

Supported by the Chamber's Regional Managers and Policy team, each area uses feedback from members, gathered at our Action For Business Forums and other sources, to develop activity and campaigns.