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Making the Most of Membership

Make sure you’re getting the most out of your membership

Networking Events

But I've never networked before...

We run quarterly events just for new members who have joined recently as an introduction to the Chamber and how we can make it work for you. You are not alone.

I don’t have time to network…

Our events happen throughout the day – be it morning, noon or night! So there’s always something happening.

"I have met some inspirational members and made some good friends. I have gained good contacts and customers."
Alison Thompson - The Dental Barn
  • The largest town Chamber in the South East
  • Regular events throughout the year
  • Showcase your business to other members

Access to Influence

Are you looking to expand your business? Is there something affecting your growth? Do you know who to talk to? We do.

We hold regular meetings with local authorities and regional government.

We continue to lobby central Government on things that matter to businesses, including the A27, regeneration of the area and Gatwick Airport.

We also hold meetings with the Bank of England, reporting back on growth and the barriers to businesses in the area.

Exposure for your Business

But I’ve never written a press article before and I don’t have time…

All we need is a hi-resolution photo of your news story or event. We can write the rest of the press article for you, free of charge, and get it in the magazines and regular e-shots.

"There are people at the Chamber to help push my business forward. It’s a little bit like having your own marketing department."
Simon Bulteel – Cooden Tax Consulting
  • Access to over 80,000 readers through FREE articles in Platinum Magazine, Sussex Business Times and Business Matters
  • An entry in the Chamber directory both online and in our printed diary
  • 25% off town centre promotions with a weekly footfall of 191,000

Training for your Business

The courses you are running aren’t relevant to me!

So let us know what your needs are and we can arrange the training you want.

"Without them, I don’t think my business would be growing and developing like it is."
Georgie Chambers – Photo Chambers
  • Fully funded independent advice to members
  • Advice on HR and how to export your business
  • Assistance with finding funding and signposting to agencies and other members who can help
  • One to one assistance with social media

Premier Membership Benefits

We have a sliding scale for Premier Membership which is great value for money.  Now, instead of a flat fee, businesses can take advantage of the benefits of being a Premier Member according to the size of their business.

Premier membership advantages include:

  • Invitations to Premier Club Events
  • Invitations to meetings of the Alliance of Chambers in East Sussex (ACES)
  • Access to the Bank of England
  • Complimentary business consultations for up to half a day per year – select from; marketing / PR planning; business planning; understanding and using social media; a wired marketing review; HR, performance management and avoiding tribunals
  • Your company logo and details displayed on the Chamber website home page with a direct link to your company website
  • Your company logo displayed on our Chamber App
  • A complimentary half page, full colour advertisement in the diary & business directory
  • Editorial space in the County’s business pages
  • Premier members will be given the opportunity to sponsor “high profile” chamber events prior to sponsorship being offered to other members
  • Two free tickets to either the Chamber Airbourne Lunch or Christmas Lunch