Chamber Essentials: How to Maximise Your Membership

Date: 15/07/2020
Author: GMCC Membership Team
Company: GMCC Membership Team

Whether you’ve just joined the Chamber or been a member for 10 years, we want you to be able to make the most of your membership with us.

Here are four key benefits you can access today, straight away.


Marketing and PR – Just imagine if you could increase the exposure of your business to 25,000 people on a regular basis. 25,000 is the number of visitors gets on an average month.

Fortunately, as a member of the Chamber you can take full advantage of this and upload your news, offers and opinion pieces to us as part of your membership. Plus, the editor of our tri-weekly Brief regularly chooses member news to feature in our e-newsletter from the stories uploaded - so it’s a great way to raise the profile of your business in GM.

You can upload your content via your member’s area on our website.

VAT, Legal, HR and Health & Safety advice – Being able to pick up the phone to a trained VAT or HR professional is only a luxury for large companies with dedicated departments, right?

Think again.

With Chamber Protect you can call an expert in VAT, Legal, HR and Health & Safety for free as part of your Chamber membership. We have had members use this service for anything from international VAT queries to HR advice for their employees. In short, if you can think of a question, the team at Chamber Protect is likely able to answer it. Contact your account manager, or for details of how to access this service.

Health & Wellbeing Toolkit – As a member of the Chamber you can get access to a free health & wellbeing toolkit as part of the Chamber Primary Healthcare Plan service.

It is understandable that many SMEs simply don’t have the time, or staff, to create health & well-being content for their employees. That’s why we want free, quality content to be available to you, to help make sure you and your staff are as happy and healthy as possible.

MyGMCR – Last year we decided to take the digital leap and produce an app, MyGMCR. This app is a great way to connect with local business and share short-form news, offers and updates in a unique way.

People now spend upwards of three hours per day on their smartphone, by maximising your businesses marketing capabilities across social media, web and apps like MyGMCR you can make sure that you’re visible at every stage of a potential client’s, or customer’s, digital journey.

Plus, MyGMCR also contains exclusive Chamber Member offers. Why not encourage your employees or colleagues to download the app so you can claim discounts on hospitality, leisure, and other sectors?


The above are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the fantastic benefits on offer as part of being a Chamber Member – with other services such as Chamber, Mediation, International Trade Services and Events also available there’s lots to explore.

Not sure which membership benefits are right for your business, or would like more information on any of the above? Email or call 0161 393. 4321.