International Membership

Are you an overseas company wishing to do business in the UK?

As the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK with over 4,800 member businesses, we are well placed in helping foreign companies in doing business in the UK, and particularly within the Greater Manchester & North West region.

  • Did you know that  Manchester is home to 105,000 businesses across all sectors offering unique opportunities for developing your business?

  • Manchester boast a population of 2.7 million but there are approximately 7.2million people who are within an hour commute? 

  • Manchester is one of the fastest growing economies outside London, with Greater Manchester region registering a growth of £15.2bn between 2009 & 2014. In 2016, the UK Powerhouse report by Irwin Mitchell predicted again a £15.5bn growth by 2026?

  • Manchester Gross Added Value (GVA) is £59.6bn, which account for 40% of the North West Region?

  • In terms of job creation, it's being predicted by Oxford Economics, that Manchester could be outpacing cities such as Berlin, Tokyo and Paris between 2015 & 2020?

  • Did you know that London remains the retail market leader in Europe and Manchester is ranked as England's leading retail centre outside London in the latest sector research by Collier International?

Sources:  MIDAS, Oxford Economics, Collier International, UK Powerhouse Report by Irwin Mitchells

At the 2017/18 British Chamber of Commerce Business Awards we were named as the 'Chamber of the Year' in recognition to our membership growing rates, quality of services and international scope.  We are committed in helping UK and overseas business in growing globally by offering a wide range of international services.

Foreign companies who are interested in being international members of the largest and the best chamber in the UK can access our services either free of charge or at discount prices.  Some of the services include:

  • UK Market Entry Services

  • UK Partner Search Facility

  • Access to Business Contacts (from law firms to freight forwarders and more) & Sector Groups (e.g. construction, manufacturing & Engineering, digital, etc)

  • International Trade Information Hub

  • Access to our Members' Lounge when you are in the city centre on business

  • Access to the Chamber Space Meeting Centre at discount prices

  • Meet and network with local companies, tapping into more than 120+ Chamber events either for free or discount prices when you are in town

  • UK & International Company Credit Check Service at discounted prices

Download a copy of our International Membership Flyer

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