Sussex Chamber of Commerce continues to strengthen its partnerships across the county.
Published 09:12 on 29 Mar 2021
The Sussex Chamber of Commerce has, in the last few months, joined forces with Chichester Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Crawley & Gatwick Chamber of Commerce, Haywards Heath Business Association and Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce.
Sussex Chamber is the largest business membership organisation in Sussex providing a huge variety of free and discounted services to help drive business economic growth. We are accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce.
The new affiliation aims to broaden the Chamber's partnerships, whilst still enabling all parties to retain their independence. The town Chambers and business associations will continue to work at a local level on issues of concern, whilst the Sussex Chamber will work with a more strategic role and a wider economic overview.
The initiative was put in place to give county Chambers a louder voice and platform to represent businesses on a local, regional, and national level.
Sussex Chamber, Chief Executive, Ana Christie, said: "There is a huge opportunity for the whole Chamber network across Sussex to really come together. The network of business organisations can be far stronger and far more cohesive than it has been. It is fantastic that a further three town Chambers and one business association have become affiliated with the Sussex Chamber. The affiliation fosters better collaborations among the business community as well as creating a stronger voice for Sussex businesses."
Gareth Sear, Chair, Chichester Chamber of Commerce & Industry said: "We are delighted in Chichester to become affiliated to the Sussex Chamber of Commerce and increase out network across all of Sussex. We are constantly looking to increase the offering to our members who will now benefit from the lobbying power of the British Chamber of Commerce, the special rates for different products as well being able to attend events in the Sussex programme. We are definitely all stronger together."
Chay Took, President, Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce, said: "We are delighted to be affiliated with Sussex Chamber of Commerce. It expands the support and resources available to us and our members. In these times especially, and as we look forward, the benefits of working together with a powerful shared voice will be a crucial factor to our success."
Clare Jones, Chair, Haywards Heath Business Association, said: "We are delighted to have signed up to become an Affiliate member of Sussex Chamber of Commerce and through that affiliation be part of the British Chamber of Commerce network, which will help support our business community. Our members will be able to attend numerous webinars, training sessions as well as take advantage of many other benefits which will help to support and grow their business. "
Jose Evans, Acting President, Crawley & Gatwick Chamber of Commerce, said: "Crawley & Gatwick Chamber of Commerce are delighted to be affiliated with Sussex Chamber of Commerce. We believe this affiliation will help firms of all sizes achieve more, this affiliation will lead Chambers to achieve goals far bigger than we are able to achieve alone. Across this network, together we can help connect businesses locally, nationally & internationally with other members, businesses & decision makers. Together we all form a respected voice for business and members."
The affiliation brings a wealth of benefits for its members, which include members being able to access additional savings and discounts, attend networking events or training courses with the Sussex Chamber at member rates, and to have a say in national polls and surveys.
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Last updated 10:10 on 4 October 2021