Chamber membership gives you access to a whole host of benefits and services to help your business. Click on the links below to find out more.
There are various ways you can raise the profile of your business through Chamber membership:
Building your brand profile for your business and growing your exposure is an essential part of driving increased sales. The Chamber has partnered with PR platform JournoLink to help you do just that…easily and affordably.
Contact email@example.com for more information.
The Chamber has a number of targeted and effective marketing and PR channels. The content that members can submit for consideration within our channels includes: news stories, opinions, events and offers. Contact your account manager for further information about this.
As a member, you'll receive our weekly e-newsletter, which includes updates about the Chamber, membership benefits, and members’ news, events and offers. If you'd like the opportunity to boost your profile, there are advertising opportunities within the newsletter which our team can tell you about.
We have a strong presence on social media, through platforms including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram, and we may also be able to help promote members' news via some of these channels.
Find out more by contacting the Chamber team on 0161 393 4321.
The GM Chamber Member logo can be used on websites, email signatures and relevant marketing material. Only this logo, which includes the word 'Member' should be used, and should not be amended, distorted or modified in any way. The logo can be linked to our website, www.gmchamber.co.uk, and is available as a black, white or full colour logo. Please contact us to request the logo in an alternative format.
This logo is for Member use only and cannot be used if your company resigns from membership. The logo must not be used in such a way as to imply endorsement by GM Chamber of any product or service provided.
Connect with Nethub
We have partnered with Manchester-based technology company Nethub to provide our Members with a platform to connect and communicate with each other. Via Nethub, your whole team has access to the platform where they can make new connections with other members, find opportunities and build relationships.
To access Nethub, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chamber has an extensive calendar of over 150 events held across Greater Manchester each year, attended by as many as 8,500 delegates.
If you're looking to make new connections and grow your network, the Chamber has an event to suit you. We run general networking events, information sharing sessions, plus a number of sector-specific events, including: Property & Construction lunches, Engineering & Manufacturing forums and Hospitality events.
Many networking events are FREE for members to attend, and any chargeable events are usually discounted for members too. Sponsorship opportunities are available for most of our events, so just call our team on 0161 393 4321 if you’d like to know more.
It's easy to book an event via our website, so take a look at our events calendar here.
Chamber membership gives you exclusive access to the GMCC Members’ Lounge. The Lounge is based at the Chamber offices on Deansgate, right in the heart of the city centre.
It is an ideal location to meet colleagues, business associates or make new connections.
Innovation Funding Health Check
Catax (a Ryan company) is an award-winning innovation funding specialist that can offer Chamber members expert advice on all aspects of grant funding and tax relief.
Innovation funding services can save your business time and money. Catax can identify tax relief and grant funding you are entitled to, which can help grow your business.
If you are unsure of your (or your clients') eligibility for innovation funding, Catax offers a complimentary ‘innovation funding health check’ that will confirm eligibility.
Claim your Innovation Funding Health Check here.
Silent Review of Your Insurances
Chamber Partner JM Glendinning Insurance Brokers can conduct a silent review of your insurances. The benefit of a silent review is that it can be conducted at any time during the policy year but an ideal time is six months prior to the expiry of your insurances. This takes away the time restraints and pressures of a renewal date without disturbing the relationship with the current broker/insurer. A full review of your insurances will be undertaken and this sometimes highlights inadequacies in covers and gives you a detailed analysis of premium in the current market conditions.
When engaging with JM Glendinning for a silent review of your insurances it will in addition:
Assess that your current risk and insurance program is fit for purpose
Highlight relevant warranties and conditions that you need to be aware of
Ensure that the claims reserving is correct and fair
Review Sums Insured
For more information about JM Glendinning please visit www.jmginsurance.co.uk.
Chamber Finance Finder
Many businesses struggle to navigate the current funding landscape. Access to funding is key and fortunately this is now a service we can provide to our members.
Chamber Mediation is here to help your business resolve disputes affordably and flexibly. This online service is designed to help your business reach satisfying solutions without the cost and time of going to court.
Chamber Primary Health Plan
Greater Manchester Chamber members have access to the Chamber Primary Healthcare Plan through our partners, Westfield Health.
This healthcare plan offers employers an affordable, high-value employee plan which can provide benefits for both the business and the employee. The plan provides money back towards healthcare bills and also offers cash rewards whilst protecting businesses from issues such as absenteeism.
There are a number of different levels to the plan, so that you can choose the one best suited to the needs of your business.
For more information, contact our team on 0161 393 4321 or visit westfieldhealth.com/chamber.
Chamber Protect is a specialist advice line and online portal available to members, included in membership.
This service offers hundreds of documents, policies and procedures which can be downloaded and edited to meet the needs of your business. Chamber Protect covers: HR, Health and Safety, Tax, VAT and Legal.
Free Legal Consultation
To help support business owners during these difficult and uncertain times, National law firm Freeths is offering members of the Chamber a FREE half an hour telephone consultation with its business recovery team.
The helpline is entirely confidential and our experts will provide impartial, specialist and empathetic guidance to help you navigate through current market conditions.
To find out more about the free legal consultation, contact email@example.com or call 0161 393 4321.
GM Tech Support - powered by Nybble.
All members of the Chamber qualify for a free of charge review of their IT services.
The audit is designed to deliver an unbiased, risk free review of your current IT provision and also offers the opportunity to discuss your future requirements.
For more information, contact our team on 0161 393 4321.
Services for Entrepreneurs - powered by Ampios Management Partners
Chamber Members now have access to expert guidance and support in growing their businesses through our Serious Entrepreneur Programme (SEP). Whether it is for exit or moving to the next level, the programme offers fresh insight, hands-on experience, and genuine expertise, at accessible cost, to help develop and deliver winning strategies. If business is not yet ready for a full journey, short, independent Critical Business Reviews are also available to sense check elements of a business. The programme is powered by Ampios Management Partners who on daily basis support entrepreneurs serious about growing their businesses.
Take membership advantage of free discussion with our business growth specialists- Ampios Management Partners.
AXA Health - Business healthcare cover
At AXA Health, we know that your people are your greatest asset. Offering healthcare cover shows your employees that you really value what they do for you. That you’re ready to invest in their health and wellbeing – and in getting them back on their feet again if they become unwell.
Healthcare cover can help to provide you with peace of mind that your team’s health and wellbeing is being looked after, so you can focus on your business.
Find out more about our offers for Chamber members: https://www.axahealth.co.uk/central-chambers/
Policy and Campaigns
Chamber membership offers you and your business policy support through our Policy and Campaigns team. Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is committed to understanding the key issues affecting local businesses and the impact they are having on our members. As a Chamber, we ensure that we represent our members and campaign for action to be taken surrounding these issues.
We engage with our members through surveys, round-table forums, events and one-to-one discussions. We then communicate with local and central government to ensure your issues are heard, making the Chamber the recognised voice of business in Greater Manchester.
Visit the Campaigns section to find out more.
The Chamber have an exclusive partnership with The Job Gym GM enabling Chamber members access to high-quality training programmes and the opportunity to invest in staff at no financial cost with the usual employer contributions waived as part of this agreement.
The Education Landscape
The Education Landscape have a resource for partners. The Guide & Index have been created to provide an understanding of the range of qualifications & training routes available in the UK today & the benefits these can bring. These resources have been created to support your marketing communications. You can use them as they are, or adapt them to suit. They will be adding new content, including case studies & blogs to help you continue to support the campaign. You can also Join their LinkedIn Group to receive regular updates & news.
Chamber Utilities - Enexus Energy
Enexus Energy is a leading energy consultancy that helps businesses across the UK lower carbon, increase efficiency and reduce costs.
Energy is a complex world with costs rising endlessly. Enexus Energy is your dedicated energy partner that will help you make sense of energy and how costs can be lowered when it appears that price rises are inevitable. Enexus is made up of genuine energy experts that have successfully managed energy budgets and carbon reduction for some of the most energy intensive businesses in the country.
Call us on 0161 393 4321 to find out how the Enexus team can help your business.
Chamber Roadside Assist
Business Breakdown Cover from the AA
Running a company with vehicles at its heart means that staying still isn’t an option. The AA’s business breakdown cover will make sure your drivers get back on the road quickly – and with minimum disruption – if the worst happens. All you need to do is choose the right level of cover for you.
Chamber VAT & Supply Chain Compliance
Chamber VAT & Supply Chain Compliance is provided by VAT IT, one of the Chamber's strategic partners. VAT IT has launched a one-stop solution, re:TRADE, to assist UK businesses with cross-border trade continuity, VAT compliance, and VAT reclaim post-Brexit.
Active Chamber members receive a 20% discount on re:TRADE’s service fees.
We can provide you with an in-depth financial report on any UK and overseas company in any market within five working days.
The report includes: company details, credit risk rating, corporate data, financials, legal notices, directors, payment profile and banking information.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about credit checks.
The Chamber’s Export Documentation department is the leading provider of Export Documentation services to companies in Greater Manchester. We issue over 41,000 documents per year to exporters within the city region, which is equivalent to a document every 12 minutes, with goods valuing over £1 billion.
In Greater Manchester, Export Documentation services are available at our office in Elliot House on Deansgate, Manchester, and at our base at The World Freight Terminal at Manchester Airport. We provide advice on worldwide export documentation requirements and trade regulations, plus a range of specialised ICC publications on international trade. Customers can also access the up-to-date Harmonised System Integrated Tariff.
Find out more about our Export Documentation services.
International Trade Support
There is a dedicated International Trade team here at the Chamber, which is on-hand to assist you with any queries you may have around exporting and working internationally. The Chamber is passionate about supporting those companies who are growing their business through international trade, or aspiring to do so.
The Chamber has an expanding calendar of events designed to support businesses engaging in international trade, and our programme now includes training courses and seminars.
We also have a range of International Trade services, including: Market Selection, Chamber Foreign Exchange and Chamber Credit Insurance.
Find out more about our International Trade services.
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is an HMRC compliant customs broker with offices in Manchester City Centre and Manchester Airport delivering customs clearance services to both UK importers and exporters, of all sizes, in every region of the United Kingdom.
With our extensive knowledge, reputation and first-class service in facilitating international trade for more than 225 years, we can take the hassle out of your hands when it comes to exporting and importing goods, and help you to keep on trading.
Chamber Space is open and ready to support clients, old and new, with space that is welcoming, secure, and perfect for business.
Over the past two years, businesses have been forced to engage virtually and, while this has worked well for some, people are missing the important personal interactions that allow them to really connect.
Whether it be a planning meeting, training course, conference, exhibition or team briefing, our wide range of spaces guarantee you a confidential but friendly environment to meet.
Creating a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere is what we do, and the measures we have in place ensure our clients can return to us with confidence.