The Chamber Resources

Member Networking

Connecting members together to create unique business opportunities.

The Chamber hosts a variety of exciting networking events.

Thursday Thirty breakfast networking meetings are hosted by a Chamber member, usually at their premises from 8:30am until 10:00am, every 2 months.

 


Mailing Lists

All our members will receive the latest news and event updates direct to their emails. They are also able to send email shots outlining their business for a small fee. Please contact the Chamber for further details.



Membership Certificate

Once a member has joined, they will receive a membership certificate for them to display. This will be provided alongside a Chamber membership pack which hosts lots of information about the Chamber and its members. 


Free Strategic Health Check

Business Doctors has developed and helped transform hundreds of companies across a spectrum of industries – Free consultation available to all members.

Call Kevin Cook on 07801 399508 or email kevinc@businessdoctors.co.uk 


Free Health and Safety Audit

Could you benefit from a FREE Health and Safety compliance audit from a Chamber award-winning business?

H21 Safety Ltd are offering a free audit for chamber members with 5+ employees.

Call 01260 545343 or email admin@h21safety.co.uk for further details or to book yours.


Wealth Management

Franklyn Financial Management Ltd is an established Wealth Management company based in Congleton. 

FFM believes passionately in long term, consistent advice and in building strong relationships with all their clients through a transparent and thorough approach. 

A large proportion of our clients are business owners and as a result our financial advisers can claim a solid awareness of the issues that business owners can face on a personal and professional level. If you would like to have a no obligation meeting to discuss your financial requirements, then please contact Franklyn Financial Management on 01260291825 or email franklynfm@sjpp.co.uk 

Franklyn Financial Management Ltd represents only St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group’s wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group’s website at www.sjp.co.uk/products. 


Marketing Consultation for Chamber Members

TMC Strategic Communications are delighted to offer Chamber Members a short marketing consultation. 

As an integrated agency with an in-house team of marketing specialists, we will evaluate your business and schedule a session with the most relevant expert. Within the session we will provide you with advice and support to maximise your visibility and improve your digital presence. 

From social media advice to SEO and website performance, our dedicated team are providing Chamber Members with this exclusive offer to help them make actionable changes to help enhance digital marketing activities. 

To find out more please email hello@wearetmc.co.uk or call 01260 295700. 


Training Packages

Springboard is an independent training and development provider working across Cheshire. We offer a range of online courses and accredited qualifications to support people with their personal and professional growth. 

Our areas of expertise are careers advice and employment support. During the pandemic we realised that digital learning was an opportunity for new learners and so we now have a comprehensive CIPD virtual offer to complement our tutor led activity. 

To find out more about what we offer please email adele@springboard.me.uk or visit our website www.springboard.me.uk for more details. It would be great to have you on board.


Free VAT Review

Mistakes on VAT returns can lead to costly penalties from HMRC.

WR Partners are offering a free VAT review for our Chamber Members, covering your most recent VAT return – giving businesses the opportunity to verify that the declarations are accurate.

For further information or to book you free VAT review, contact Alix Hyde – ahyde@wrpartners.co.uk


Export Documentation Authorisation & International Trade Advice

Jackie Randles and Liz Longmore have both completed a course on Certification Procedures. This gives them the right to stamp and authorise legal exporting documents. 

In December 2020, the East Cheshire Chamber had an exporting audit which they passed easily. 

If you have any questions about exporting please do not hesitate to contact Jackie Randles on 01260 540570 or email jackie.randles@eastcheshirechamber.co.uk 


Free Fire Risk Consultations and Discounted Fire Safety Training

The responsible person of any organisation (usually the employer, owner or occupier) must carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of their premises. This will identify the fire safety measures that need to be implemented and managed to prevent fire and keep people safe. A written record of a fire risk assessment must be kept if the organisation employs 5 or more people. 

Safety Assessment Solutions are specialists in fire risk assessment and fire safety training with 40 years’ experience in the sector. 

Free initial fire risk assessment consultations are available to all Chamber members, together with discounted fire safety training. The popular fire warden and fire safety awareness training courses are accredited and certificated by the Fire Protection Association. 

Please contact Paul Longmore on 07940 850227 or paul@safetyassessmentsolutions.co.uk. 


Foreign Money

Introducing Franklyn Foreign Money.

Make international payments easier in association with East Cheshire Chamber.

There are many reasons for moving money abroad – making corporate payments for example, purchasing a foreign property, transferring an inheritance or even emigrating. That’s why Franklyn Foreign Money works with TorFX, award-winning currency provider.

Why not see how much you could save on your foreign currency transfers? Get a quote today.

01260 291825 | www.franklynfm.co.uk/franklyn-foreign-money



Competitive Business & Vehicle Insurance

Specialist Commercial Insurance Brokers 

JSW Insurance are specialists in business insurance and provide expert consultation and advice, whether you are a start-up business or established, our tailored approach allows us to build the correct insurance package. 

We can provide the following covers as well as many more: Public/Products Liability, Employers Liability, Professional Indemnity, Cyber Liability, Business Interruption, Motor Trade, Motor Fleet, Directors & Officers Liability 

East Cheshire Chamber members can enjoy 10% discount on all business insurance policies, for further information please contact our Congleton based Account Executive Stephen Ashmore on 01782 566 777 or email stephen.ashmore@jswinsurance.co.uk 


Telecommunications

Eze Talk Ltd is a family run telecommunications provider with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. We offer a fully unified communications service and work with only the best suppliers in the industry.

We love telecoms and admittedly are a little geeky about it so you don’t have to be! We’ll look after all your communication needs so you can focus on what you do best, running your business.

For all Chambers members we offer the following:

  • First month free on all services
  • Free installation
  • Free ongoing maintenance
  • Free audit of current cost and setup

To find out what we can offer your business please contact Lucy on 07563 023846 – lucy.craske@eze-talk.com


Employee Benefits & Pensions

Corinthian Benefits meet with companies to take the time to really get to know them. Once it is established what the company is looking to achieve regarding their Workplace pensions and Employee benefits, they can put forward their proposal for company perks that meet the company’s budget and key objectives.

The initial fact find conversations, gaining of whole market quotes as well as presenting our findings to the company, are Free of Charge.

This provides valuable insight and information, for companies wishing to add real value to employees benefits, take home pay as well as making genuine savings for the business too.

You’ve got nothing to lose, get in touch with me to hear more!

For more information contact Sharon Price sp@corinthianbenefits.co.uk



Discounts on Magazine Advertising

Members can advertise in ‘The Chamber’ magazine at reduced prices. Contact Jackie Randles on 01260 540570 or email jackie.randles@eastcheshirechamber.co.uk 

All prices plus VAT Members Non-Members
Full Page £ 525.00 £ 630.00
Half Page £ 300.00 £ 360.00
Quarter Page £ 175.00 £ 210.00
Eighth Page £ 100.00 £ 120.00

Annual Business Awards

Every year the Chamber hosts our annual Business Awards event. This is a celebratory evening for all local businessmen and women to showcase the best of East Cheshire. 

Chamber members are encouraged to nominate themselves or a company that they feel deserves recognition for their work. There are numerous categories each year for any small or large business to win. Each winner is presented with a trophy and certificate that they can display. 

Attendees are able to enjoy a three Course meal, followed by the Awards Ceremony and then a night of entertainment. 


Annual Golf Day

Join East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce for a fabulous day of golf followed by dinner and a round of networking. 


Christmas Lunch

We are pleased to announce that the Christmas Lunch will be held at Pecks Restaurant, Congleton!

The Christmas Lunch Networking Event will take place in December, this event proves to be extremely popular, and places are always taken up very quickly.


Clay Pigeon Shoot

A Clay Pigeon Shoot is held each year in early autumn at Cloudside Shooting Ground, Congleton.

Please contact Jackie Randles on 01260 540570 or email jackie.randles@eastcheshirechamber.co.uk