WHY JOIN & MEMBER BENEFITS
Cornwall Chamber of Commerce exists to simplify undertaking business in the Duchy. Our primary goal is to help our members find new customers and suppliers both in and out of Cornwall.
Business of all shapes and sizes benefit from joining the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce’s extensive network. Chamber membership offers support and advice to help member businesses grow. Whether you’re looking to make new contacts, put your business in the spotlight or save money, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce membership can help you accomplish your business aspirations.
As a Cornwall Chamber of Commerce member you are part of an extensive network. There are many ways you can promote your businesses through this trusted network.
As a Cornwall Chamber of Commerce member you are part of an extensive network. There are many ways you can promote your businesses through this trusted network.
Access to Chamber Social Media Platforms
Tag @cornwallchamber in your social media posts, we can then share/retweet to amplify your message and make your voice louder!
Use of the Member Information Centre
Login to the information centre the members only area of the Chamber website. Here you can:
Upload Events: Upload your events, submit for approval and then voila your event will be live on the Chamber website under 'Member Events' allowing members and non-members to see what relevant businesses events are happening in the county.
Upload News Releases: Share your good news stories, shout about what you are achieving in your business. Once approved your news can be found under 'Member News' on the Chamber Website. Every week we choose a selection of stories to send out in our weekly member to member messenger sent to circa 1800 contacts.
Upload Member to Member Offers / Hot Deals: Offer discounted services to fellow Chamber members or to the Cornish business community and benefit from offers from your peers.
Job Vacancies: Are you recruiting? Upload to the member information centre and share with fellow Chamber members. Once approved your vacancy will be featured on the Chamber website under 'Vacancies' We also feature member job vacancies in our weekly member to member messenger.
FREE Listing in the Online Members Directory
You can update your company profile through the members area. You can add your logo, contact details, business descriptions and link to your website and social media pages free of charge. You can also update this as often as you wish.
Events & Networking
We host over 80 events all over Cornwall throughout the year Chamber Members can attend events for free or at a discounted rate, these include but are not limited to:
Big Breakfasts - are held once a month attracting circa 100 delegates. Each month we invite an inspiring guest speaker to deliver a presentation on relevant informative topics.
Connected Lunches - are held once a month attracting circa 50 delegates. Each month we hear from up to 3 members who have the opportunity to showcase their business. Please get in touch if you are a member and would like this opportunity.
Cornwall Business Fair - is the largest networking event in Cornwall with over 100 businesses exhibiting and a consistent footfall throughout the day.
Cornwall Festival of Business - launched in 2019 a week long celebration of business in Cornwall. We invite all businesses in Cornwall to open their doors and promote their business expertise.
Bank of England Panel and Briefing - We cohost several events throughout the year with the Bank of England who provide attendees with off the record exclusive updates that you will not find anywhere else.
Member to Member Introductions
Is there another Chamber member / sector that you would like to be introduced to? Cornwall Chamber has an extensive network of businesses of all shapes and sizes and we are more than happy to facilitate virtual member to member introductions.
Have your Say
Part of a Regional Lobbying Voice via BCCSW
Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is part of the British Chambers of Commerce South West (BCCSW). The BCCSW is a partnership of 5 accredited Chambers of Commerce in the South West, Bristol Chamber of Commerce, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Dorset Chamber, Gloucestershire Chamber of Commerce, Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Wiltshire Chamber of Commerce.
The aim of the BCCSW is to provide a regional voice on regional business issues, using our combined resources, membership and influence to effectively lobby for a fairer deal for the South West.
Quarterly Economic Survey
The Quarterly Economic Survey is the largest UK independent business survey in the UK allowing you to have your say on the factors that are impacting your business.The QES is a powerful tool for representing the voice of business to Government. The results from the survey are used by Cornwall Chamber on a local level and the British Chambers of Commerce nationally.
Part of a Trusted International Network
Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is one of 53 accredited Chambers in the UK and over 40 Chambers overseas. To become accredited we have to meet rigorous and continually updated quality standards and requirements set by the British Chambers of Commerce.
By being an accredited Chamber we have an extensive network and are able to provide an advanced level of business support.
Use of the Chamber Logo
Let your customers and suppliers know that you are part of a trusted business community by using the Chamber logo on your website and email footers.
Where possible the Chamber prioritises using members’ services. Our printing, copywriting, design and other services are all outsourced to our member businesses. We will always signpost to our member businesses when asked for recommendations.
Personal Account Manager
As a Chamber Member our membership executive is at the end of the phone / email to answer your membership queries. They can offer help and support in a range of areas to ensure your business is making the most out of its membership.
Host / Attend Free Workshops
As a Chamber member you have the opportunity to host a FREE masterclass in our meeting room. Share your expertise with fellow members, network and gain potential new clients.
FREE use of Chamber Meeting Room
As member you can use our meeting room for free subject to availability.
- FREE WIFI
- Tea & Coffee
- FREE Parking
- Accessible facilities
FREE Export and International Trade Advice
We are CITC accredited for export documentation and we are able to provide the necessary paperwork and support to exporting companies. Whether you are already an experienced exporter or new to growing your business to international markets, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce can offer help and advice to increase your export sales.
Cornwall Chamber can proccess Certificates of Origin, EUR1s and ATRs, certify invoices and other documents. Chamber members get 50% discount on document processing - essential if you are exporting outside of the EU.
We can also advise on Arab and Egyptian documents, as well as the certification requirements for any other country you may need. Should you need to speak in depth about an export market, we can put you in touch with International Trade Advisers that specialise in exporting to countries all over the world.
Chamber Health Plan
Look after your employees wellbeing and take advantage of the Chamber Primary Health Plan in association with Westfield Health. The plan offers money back to member businesses staff for their day-to-day treatments such as eye tests, glasses, physiotherapies and dental treatment.
Chamber Roadside Assistance
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.
Which vehicles can be covered?
Whether you just have a single vehicle or run a whole fleet, the AA can cover your cars, vans, trucks and more – as long as they’re 3.5 tonnes or under. If you’re not sure if your vehicle would be eligible, you can call the AA on 0800 55 11 88 to check.
What does cover include?
You can choose from the following options for your company’s vehicles:
Repair or recovery to the AA’s choice of appropriate local repairer.
Home Start (compulsory)
For breakdowns at or within ¼ mile of your home address.
Transportation of vehicle, driver and up to 7 passengers to a UK mainland address if prompt local repair not possible.
Extended Relay service to include one of three alternative arrangements for driver and passengers; car hire, accommodation or public transport services.
Takes the hassle out of arranging repair, recovery and insurance claims after an accident or vandalism.
Breakdown and recovery options for drivers in Europe (subject to territorial limits)
Up to 67% off business breakdown cover for CHAMBER MEMBERS†
Cover from just £48.13 per vehicle, no matter how small your fleet! Visit theAA.com/business and ask for a quote, using reference code 0360.
†Savings based on Fleetwide 3 Standard rates for 3-6 vehicles. £48.13 for Roadside and Home Start cover (Fleetwide 5). Fleetwide cover does not apply to: specialist vehicles, i.e.: taxis, mini cabs, hire vehicles, ambulances, police vehicles, vehicles on trade plates, minibuses, privately owned vehicles (unless used for business purposes), motorcycles and courier vehicles (all of which can be covered on Specialist rates, call 0800 55 11 88 for details), or any vehicles over 3.5 tonnes GVW.
Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer prices are only available while your Chamber membership is current. We reserve the right to review pricing at any time. Full terms and conditions available on request by calling 0800 55 11 88.
Chamber Foreign Exchange
Members can take advantage of exclusive offers, bank beating exchange rates and expert currency guidance with the MoneyCorp affinity scheme.
50% off Export Documentation
The chamber has the ability to process certificates of origin, EUR1s, ATRs and others at a discounted rate for member businesses.
AXA Health - Business Healthcare Cover
Cornwall Chamber of Commerce are pleased to introduce AXA Health for their business healthcare cover.
As AXA’s UK health and wellbeing specialists, AXA Health will be your health partners to keep your business healthy and happy, and help your employees bring out their best selves. Whatever healthy looks like for you and your team, we’re here to help you get there, building a wellbeing culture throughout your organisation – no matter how big or small.
Because we know that every business is unique, we think that the best way for you to get the healthcare cover that’s right for you and your team is to let you build your plan yourself. We offer a range of cover options and benefits for you to choose from, so you can create a plan that best suits your business and your budget.
Regardless of the healthcare benefits you choose, everyone covered will have access to:
- AXA Doctor at Hand – Unlimited access to our 24/7 online GP service, AXA Doctor at Hand (powered by Doctor Care Anywhere). This gives you and your team access to a 20 minute appointment with a GP at a time and place that suits you. Appointments are subject to availability. Doctor Care Anywhere’s fair usage policy applies
- Heart and cancer nurses – Our experienced cancer and heart nurses make sure no one has to find their way on their own when diagnosed with cancer or a heart condition. They’re available at the end of the phone 24 hours a day, every day of the year
- Working Body – With Working Body, you and your team aged 18 and over can talk to a physiotherapist over the phone without the need for a GP referral. They’ll assess the symptoms, talk about what they could mean, and help plan what to do next
- Proactive Health Gateway – Providing you and your team with online access to wellbeing support that’s tailored to your individual goals. You can use the AXA Health Age calculator to find out your ‘Health Age’ and follow in-depth guidance and make suggested changes to get healthier
Free access to Health at Hand for all Chambers of Commerce members:
Have you ever struggled to sleep at night or concentrate at work because you’ve had a health worry on your mind? Or have you ever had a question about a prescription that you’ve been given? That’s where our Health at Hand service can help. Health at Hand is our 24/7 health information telephone line that gives you access to our team of nurses, midwives, counsellors and pharmacists.1 Whatever your health question or worry, our team is on hand to help put your mind at ease, day or night.
Regardless of whether you have healthcare cover with us or not, we’re offering all Chambers of Commerce members free access to Health at Hand. You simply need to complete this form to activate this service.
Benefits for Chambers of Commerce members when you take out business healthcare cover with us:
As a Chambers of Commerce member, if you take out small business health insurance with us, you’ll get:
- 50% off your Chambers of Commerce membership for 3 years2
- Up to 50% off annual PureGym membership for all of your team, not just those covered by your plan3
To find out more about our offer for Chambers of Commerce members, including what we do and don’t cover on our business health insurance plans, visit axahealth.co.uk/chambers or call us on 0800 389 7413* and mention that you’re a member of the Chambers of Commerce
*Phone lines are open 8:30am-5:30pm Monday to Friday. We may record and/or monitor calls for quality assurance, training and as a record of our conversation.
1Health at Hand Nurses and Counsellors are available 24/7, Midwives and Pharmacists are available 8am-8pm Monday - Friday, 8am-4pm Saturday and 8am-12pm Sunday.
2There are terms and conditions attached to this offer:
- This offer is only available to members of participating Chambers
- This offer is available to direct new customers of AXA Health only
- 50% off Chamber membership is up to the value of £125 per employee they cover each year
- 50% off Chamber membership can be claimed each year for up to three years as long as a current Business Health or Business Protect policy remains in force on a direct basis
- AXA Health reserves the right to change or remove this offer at any time
- This offer shall only be available to members who opt to purchase at a minimum, either the Treatment option or the Diagnostics Only option of the Business Health or Business Protect policy
- This offer shall not be available to persons who cease to be the legal holder of or beneficiary under a Business Health or Business Protect policy and who subsequently re-join the scheme
3Available to members, dependents aged 16 or over named on their membership, and employees of clients of AXA Health. Visit AXA ActivePlus, select location and membership options to see discounted price. The discount of up to 50% off an annual membership is based on PureGym’s non-promotional monthly price x 12 including any relevant joining fee. For terms, visit axaactiveplus.co.uk/puregymterms
Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is an introducer appointed representative of AXA PPP healthcare Limited. AXA Health is a trading name of AXA PPP healthcare Limited, authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Services purchased in addition to your insurance cover are not regulated either by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority. The private healthcare cover plans are underwritten by AXA PPP healthcare Limited. Registered office: 20 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0BG. Registered in England and Wales number 3148119. Write to us at: AXA Health, Phillips House, Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2PL. For information about AXA Health, visit axahealth.co.uk/aboutaxahealth
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What our Members Say
“We derive a great deal of benefit from being a member of Cornwall Chamber. In addition to the value of networking and the opportunity to help shape the Cornish business landscape, we have gained significant financial savings. For example, we receive a 60% discount on AA membership for our fleet as part of the benefits package. That saves us nearly £1000 a year alone –greater than the amount we pay for Cornwall Chamber membership. Being a member of Cornwall Chamber is extremely positive all round.” – Tristan Netherton, Microtest