Membership

Business benefits

Black Country Chamber of Commerce is a business support organisation that is committed to the growth and development of our members. Whether you are a business start-up or an established company, we can provide advice and support that is tailored to your needs.

Cost Savings

Airport Discounts
Black Country Chamber members receive a range of discounts on airport parking, hotels and lounges.

  • 15% discount off stand APH rates at all participating car parks at airports throughout the UK.
  • 10% discount on standard APH rates for overnight airport hotel stays.
  • Avoid the terminal crowds, whilst enjoying complimentary drinks and snacks in the airport lounge, with a 10% discount off the standard rate at participating airports.

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Cashflow
Manager
Receive a free 30-day trial for the Cashflow Manager bookkeeping software.

  • Cost-effective accounting software that is both easy for you to learn and operate.
  • Ideal for small and micro businesses with no accountancy knowledge or experience required.
  • You could reduce the time you spend on bookkeeping by up to 75%.

www.cashflowmanager.co.uk

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Chamber Energy Solutions
Find smarter ways to reduce both your energy consumption and associated costs.

  • Free and discounted audits and checks on your business utilities.
  • A free bill analysis is available for all of our Chamber members.
  • Recieve access to a freephone energy helpdesk and email address.

To access this benefit please contact us on 0330 024 0820.

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Roadside Assistance

You could save up to 64% on AA Business Breakdown cover for you and your staff.

  • Choose from a variety of different service levels to suit your business.
  • You'll benefit from the same generous, exclusive member discount every year.
  • This service is vehicle-based cover, so you're covered no matter who is driving.

www.theaa.com/business (please call 0300 024 0820 for your exclusive discount code)

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UK Telco Ltd

Your business could save money on free set up and installation costs when opting to install a telephony system.

  • Established in 2002, UK Telco Ltd, provide flexible and portable telephone systems to help enhance the way in which your business operates.
  • As a Chamber member, you could potentially save between £350 and £500 on set up and installation costs on telephony systems with UK Telco Ltd.
  • UK Telco Ltd are telecommunication providers that can be relied upon to minimise disruptions in service levels, eliminate downtime and prevent loss of service.

To access this service, or for more information, please contact UK Telco Ltd on 0844 822 1234. Alternatively, you can click here to send Peter Arundale an email. Please note, you will need to quote that you are a Black Country Chamber of Commerce member when contacting them.

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Grow Your Business



Latest Funding Opportunities
Ensure that your business is aware of the latest funding opportunities that are available.

  • Your dedicated Relationship Manager can identify the latest funding streams on offer.
  • Gain access to advice on suitable funding prospects that could enable your business to grow.
  • Receive direct funding information via our regular email bulletins.

Please contact us on 0330 024 0820 for more information.


Latest Tender & Business
Opportunities

Tendering for contracts represents a fantastic means by which you can grow your business.

  • Advertise your tender contracts and business opportunities on our website.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest contracts available so you don't miss out on any potential opportunities.
  • Attend local events and workshops that are focused on writing tender applications (subject to availability).

Please click here for more information.


Strategic Support

You can access support that will help to accelerate the growth of your business.

  • Tailored, intensive support is available for your business.
  • Our team can help with business planning and identifying strategic areas of development within your organisation.
  • They can work with you in order to identify avenues that could lead to an increase in sales and a reduction in costs.

For more information please contact us on 0330 024 0820.



International Trade



Export Documentation
You have direct access to an export documentation service to support your international business needs.

  • An exclusive 50% discount is available for Chamber members on export documentation.
  • Advice and support is on-hand from a knowledgable team of export documentation experts.
  • You can access this service through multiple channels, such as post, electronic and over-the-counter.
  • Black Country Chamber of Commerce are main agents for Arab-British and Egypt-British Chambers of Commerce in London, and can also process documents for other Embassies including Iran, Argentina, and Turkey, and can provide export stationary upon request.

Please click here for more information.



International Trade Support
Tailored support is available for those looking to expand into markets overseas, whether you are a new or experienced exporter.

  • A dedicated International Trade Advisor can help you to expand your business into territories abroad.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest international trade events taking place throughout the region.
  • International trade support programmes are available for you to access, providing tailored advice for your export journey.

Please click here for more information.



RationalFX
Your business could potentially save thousands of pounds on international currency transfers.

  • Save as much as 10% on currency transfers compared to banks or money-sending bureaux.
  • There is no commission or any hidden costs when utilising this service.
  • Carry out same-day payments for all major currencies to anywhere in the world.

Please click here or call 07738 386263 to contact Jaspaul Bains from RationalFX, or click here to contact Gail Arnold from the Black Country Chamber. Please remember to quote the reference 'A1328' when contacting Jaspaul.

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Patron Offers

FSC Investment Services
Chamber Patrons, FSC Investment Services Limited, have four experienced financial advisers who specialise in financial and wealth management, and pleased to offer Black Country Chamber members an exclusive free 1 hour consultation.

Please click here for more information on this offer.

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The Midcounties Co-operative
Chamber Patrons, The Midcounties Co-operative, are currently offering a range of employee based benefits through their Co-operative Flexible Benefits scheme. The potential benefits that are available on the scheme include savings of up to £933 a year on Childcare Vouchers, and savings when you sign up to their Cycle To Work scheme.

Please click here for more information on this offer.

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Quiss Technology
As a part of their commitment to working with the Black Country Chamber of Commerce and its members, Quiss Technology are currently offering a discount on all products and services exclusively for all Chamber members.

Please click here for more information on this offer.

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Whittle Jones
As a Patron of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Whittle Jones would like to offer fellow Chamber members an additional discount of one month at 50% on all quoted principal rents.

Please click here for more information on this offer.

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Wolverhampton Racecourse
As a Chamber Patron, Wolverhampton Racecourse would like to offer their fellow Chamber members a 10% discount on hospitality packages in their private boxes. Please note, this offer is subject to availability and for a minimum booking of 12 individuals.

Please click here to contact Jan Denning for details.

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Protection



ARAG Commercial Documents Service
As a Chamber member, you are able to access a free legal documentation service.

  • You can access an exclusive, free online law guide that serves as a point of reference for business legislation.
  • Free downloadable legal documents are available online to help you run your business more effectively.

www.araglegal.co.uk/arag (please call 0330 024 0820 for your exclusive voucher code).

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ARAG Legal Expenses Insurance
Free legal expenses insurance is available for Chamber members with up to 249 employees.

  • This free insurance service covers a wide range of legal proceedings including: employment disputes (including TUPE) and compensation awards; employment restrictive covenants; tax investigations and VAT disputes; legal nuisance, trespass or damage to property; legal defence, compliance and regulation; statutory licence appeals, loss of earning, employees' extra protection and identity theft; crisis communication and contract; and debt recovery.

www.arag.co.uk/contact/making-a-claim (please quote your Chamber membership number when making a claim).

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ARAG Legal Helpline
Essential legal support is available for your business through a dedicated advice line.

  • You can access a 24/7 advice line, which provides your business with direct specialist support on legal matters.
  • This helpline service could cover areas such as employment, employment compensation awards, tax protection, property, compliance and regulation, and employees' extra protection.

For more information please call 0344 472 2917 for the tax a legal advice helpline, or 0344 477 1619 for the employee counselling helpline. Please remember to quote your Chamber membership number when calling.

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HR:4UK
As a Chamber member, you receive access to free and discounted HR & Employment support services.

  • A comprehensive range of HR documents and policies, including personalised Contract of Employment, cloud-based Employment Handbook and access to an online Employee Management System.
  • Automatic legislative updates to these contracts and handbooks to ensure that your business remains in line with legislation.
  • Chamber members may also receive 30% discount when upgrading to the HR:4UK full service, which can include unlimited (telephone or email) advice, hands-on support for all employment matters, Payroll & Workplace Pensions, and a Legal Guarantee covering disputes at ACAS early conciliation through to full representation at Tribunal Court.

Please click here for more information.

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Timmins Whittaker

As a Chamber member, your business could benefit from a free insurance review and quotation.

  • Receive a free insurance review and quotation courtesy of Timmins Whittaker, independent insurance brokers and financial advisers since 1967.
  • Timmins Whittaker are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Registration Number 137325) and are also members of the British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) and Cobra Broker Network.
  • Gain direct access to a 24/7 helpline, ensuring you have peace of mind should you need to initiate a claim.

To access this service, or for more information, please contact Ian Worthington on 01384 480899. Alternatively, you can click here to send Ian an email. Please note, you will need to quote that you are a Black Country Chamber member when contacting them.

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Raise Your Profile


Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards
Take part in our Annual Awards recognising the best in business throughout the Black Country.

  • Applications for our Annual Awards are only open to Chamber members.
  • Award winners and finalists receive extensive local publicity, celebrating your business' success.
  • Join your fellow Chamber members at our prestigious Awards Dinner where our winners are announced.

Please click here for more information.



Chamber Networking & Events

We have a comprehensive and varied events calendar, providing you with opportunities to network, share information and exhibit your business.

  • As a Chamber member, you can attend a range of events throughout the year at free or discounted rates, and an annual networking PassPort is available for even further discounts.
  • Our events include networking (breakfast, brunch, and afternoon), Information Sessions, Economic Briefings, Construction Connections, Manufacturing Links, Careers Fairs, and workshops, as well as informal events such as a 5-a-side football competition and 'have-a-go' activities.
  • Promote your business, and find new business or new suppliers, at our exhibitions and showcases that take place through the year. 

Please click here to see our latest upcoming events, or contact us on 01902 912305.



Media Opportunities
The Chamber receives a number of requests from local media sources, offering you the opportunity to increase your business profile.

  • Our members have are able to join our media database, meaning that you are made aware of the latest media requests directly.
  • Recently, the Chamber and our members have featured on BBC Midlands Today, BBC Radio 4, BBC WM, Big Centre TV, Express and Star, Free Radio, ITV Central, and The Sunday Politics Show (Midlands Edition).

Please click here if you would like more information on our media opportunities.



Member Events

As a Chamber member, you can advertise your latest events to both your fellow members and the wider business community.

  • You can feature your business' upcoming events on the Black Country Chamber of Commerce website.
  • Free event listings are available for all of our Chamber members, thereby increasing the profile of your events.

Please click here to see our latest member events and for more information.



Member News

Share your good news stories with business professionals from across the region.

  • Submit your latest articles and press releases that highlight the success of your business for free as a Chamber member.
  • Stories could relate to good news, appointments, awards, general business updates, charity or CSR work, events, and collaborative projects with your fellow Chamber members.

Click here to see the latest news and click here to submit your articles



Member Offers

As a member of the Chamber, you can promote your business by offering discounts on products and services to other members.

  • You can feature your business' offers on the Black Country Chamber of Commerce website.
  • Free offer listings are available for all of our Chamber members, thereby increasing the profile of your business.

Please click here to see our latest member offers and for more information.



Online Directory
Optimise the exposure of your business to potential clients through our online member's directory.

  • Free listing on our online directory is available exclusively for Chamber members, directly connecting you to potential new customers.
  • As a Chamber, we encourage businesses to buy locally, with our online directory serving as a platform to source local suppliers.

Please contact us on 0330 024 0820 for more information.



Prosper Magazine

Prosper Magazine is the official publication of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce.

  • Our members are able to submit free editorial content for our quarterly magazine (please note that Prosper editorial is always over-subscribed so inclusion cannot be guaranteed).
  • The magazine itself has a print run of 3,500 and as a Chamber member you will receive a free copy each quarter. In addition, an online digital edition is also available.

Please click here for more information.



Social Media

The Chamber has an active presence on a number of social media platforms.

  • Connect with us through our social media channels, which include Twitter @BCCCmembers, LinkedIn company page and members group, Facebook company page, and Youtube channel.
  • As a Chamber member, you can exclusively submit content to be featured on our blog, further enabling you to increase your profile to local businesses.
  • Make sure that you remain up-to-date on all of the latest events, news articles, surveys, case studies and business opportunities through each of our channels.

You can find us on the social media channels mentioned above, or contact us on 0330 024 0820 for more information.



Sponsorship Opportunities
Opportunities are available for you to promote your business through sponsorship and advertising.

  • Sponsorship opportunities that are available include email bulletins, events and Awards, which will enable you to maximise the exposure of your business throughout the region.
  • We have a variety of opportunities that are available to suit a range of budgets so that you can achieve maximum exposure for your business.

Please contact us on 0330 024 0820 for more information on our latest sponsorship opportunities.



Training & Apprenticeship


In-Comm Training

As a Chamber member, you can access training support. 

  • You can access an Introductory Training Needs analysis and access to a lean awareness workshop.
  • A 5% discount on all courses available.
  • Advice and guidance on the new Apprenticeship Levy and trailblazer opportunities.

For more information, please contact Gareth Jones on 01922 457686. Alternatively, you can click here to send Gareth an email. Please note, you will need to quote that you are a Chamber member when contacting them.
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More For Your Business

  • Chamber Membership Logo - You are able to utilise our exclusive Chamber membership logo, which highlights your business as a trusted brand and a part of the Chamber network.

  • Training & Apprenticeship - We can help you find an appropriate training or apprenticeship scheme to suit your employee needs. 

  • Relationship Managers - Have someone to turn to when you are looking for a new supplier, want information on the latest funding or want an answer to any business related query.

  • Have Your Say - Work with us to shape the local and national agenda in areas such as skills, competitiveness, and transport to ensure that your say leads to better business.

  • Email Bulletins - A range of email bulletins will make sure that you are kept updated on the latest information that is relevant for your business.


For more information on how to fully utilise your Black Country Chamber of Commerce membership please contact your Relationship Manager on 0330 024 0820. If you wish to join the Chamber you can join online or contact the team on 0330 024 0820.

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