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About Bradford Chamber About Bradford Chamber Presentation Transcript

  • Bradford Chamber Open for Business
  • Dispelling the Myths
    • Bradford Chamber :
      • IS NOT part of the Council
      • IS NOT part of Local, Regional or National Government
      • IS NOT funded by the government
    Think Business, Think Bradford Chamber
  • Dispelling the Myths
    • Bradford Chamber IS:
      • 100% independent
      • Owned and directed by members
      • Funded through membership fees and other commercial revenues
      • Not for profit
      • Non-political
      • Representative of all businesses regardless of size or sector
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  • Introduction
    • The Ultimate Business Network
      • 135,000 members nationally
      • Through 56 Chambers across UK (BCC)
      • 12,000 members regionally
      • Through seven Chambers in Yorkshire (YHCC)
      • 1,100 members in Bradford
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  • Introduction
    • Bradford Chamber Group – est. 1851
      • Chamber of Commerce
      • Business Services (training and consultants)
      • Business Premises – Business Park & Commerce Court
      • Enterprise Loan Fund
      • Environmental Forum
      • Business in the Community and Mentoring
      • Event Management and Conferencing
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  • Key Facts
    • During the last 12 months:
      • 1,756 delegates attended
      • 50 events and training courses
      • Lent £1,000,000 to businesses
      • Processed 15,000 export documents
      • Led 3 trade missions across the globe
      • Helped business export £360m worth of goods
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  • What do we do?
    • Ultimately we are here to offer
        • Business Protection
        • Business Support
        • Business Promotion
        • Business in the Community
        • Money Savings
        • Staff Benefits
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  • Business Protection
    • Business Protection
      • Legal Advice Line
      • HR Advice Line
      • Legal Expenses Insurance
      • Online HR Documentation – over 150 useful documents and guides
      • Free debt recovery
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  • Business Protection
    • “ Membership not only delivers great cash saving opportunities it also ensures we can access the right type of legal advice to stay on the right side of the law.”
    • Pennine Playgrounds
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  • Business Protection
    • Debt recovery
    • What would you do with an extra £14,000 per year?
    • We’ve helped one member collect over £14,000 in Bad Debt
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  • Business Protection
    • “ The debt recovery service is worth the membership fee in itself. It is swift, efficient and effective. We are able to follow progress online and will be using it time and again.”
    • Tony Smith – Director
    • Envirocare
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  • Business Support
    • Business Support
      • Practical information
      • Business advice
      • Representation & Lobbying
      • International Trading
      • Access2Finance
      • A place to do business from
      • Training & Development
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  • Business Support
    • Practical information
        • How to guides
        • Business information line
        • Documents and templates
        • Business news
        • Local news
    • Speak to the information team to find out more
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  • Business Support
    • Business advice
        • 1-1 business advice
        • Business mentors
        • Workshops
        • Legislation updates
        • Features
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  • Business Support
    • Business advice
        • Consultancy
        • Environmental forum
        • Property forum
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  • Business Support
    • International Trade
        • Export Documentation
        • Training
        • Export advice
        • Translation Services
        • Arbitration
    • Ask how we helped one business save £6,000 on exporting costs
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  • Business Support
    • Access2Finance
        • Sourcing Finance
        • Loan Fund
        • Small firms loan guarantee
      • Turned down by the banks? We can help get you a loan.
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  • Business Support
    • Business Premises
        • Commerce Court
        • Bradford Chamber Business Park
        • Hot desks
        • Commercial workshops
        • Meeting rooms
        • Office Sharing
      • Ask about our easy in, easy out terms
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  • Business Support
    • Training & Development:
        • ILM
        • Director Development
        • Short Courses
        • Bespoke training
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  • Business Promotion
    • Networking
      • Ladies Lunches, Construction Lunches, Annual Dinner, Simply Networking meetings, Keighley Business Network, Specialist Lunches
      • We’ve got the events where you will meet new clients.
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  • Business Promotion
    • Networking
    • “ Attending Bradford Chamber’s networking events has generated £16,000 of new work for my business.”
    • Matt Dowson – Director
    • Dowson Communications
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  • Business Promotion
    • Businessplus
    • Got something to shout about?
    • Ask about members’ news in Businessplus.
    • It’s sent to 3,000 business contacts across Bradford.
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  • Business Promotion Think Business, Think Bradford Chamber
  • Business Promotion
    • Make sure you get your FREE advertising.
    • Promote your business to other members using member to member special offers.
    • Free advertising worth over £1,000 per year.
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  • Business Promotion Think Business, Think Bradford Chamber
  • Business Promotion
    • Are your details correct on www.bradfordchamber.co.uk ?
    • Bradford Chamber’s online find a supplier directory is searched over 25,000 times per month
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  • Business Promotion Think Business, Think Bradford Chamber
  • Business Promotion
    • Do you do direct marketing or telemarketing?
    • How much did your last list cost?
    • Save time and money with Bradford Chamber’s Lists and Labels Service.
    • Data from as little as 17p per record
    • Bradford Chamber have instant access to 51m business records and 214m consumer records across 104 lists world wide from major named list providers
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  • Business in the Community Think Business, Think Bradford Chamber
  • Business in the Community Think Business, Think Bradford Chamber
  • Business in the Community Think Business, Think Bradford Chamber
  • Business in the Community Think Business, Think Bradford Chamber
  • Business in the Community Think Business, Think Bradford Chamber
  • Business in the Community Think Business, Think Bradford Chamber
  • Money Savings
    • Money Savings
      • Group buying power
        • Energy
        • Financial Services
        • Exporting
        • Vehicles
        • Fleet Services
        • Business Consumables
      • Everyday Business Purchasing
      • Member-to-member discounts
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  • Money Savings
    • Are you getting the best deal for your money? Ask about:
      • FREE business banking
      • DISCOUNTED Invoice Finance
      • DISCOUNTED Asset Finance
      • FREE Debt Recovery
      • Credit Checks
      • Business Loan Fund
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  • Money Savings
    • Do you accept credit or debit card payments or sell products online?
    • How much are you paying for your transactions?
    • See if we can reduce your bill?
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  • Money Savings
    • Energy Audits
      • Bradford Chamber has helped local businesses:
        • Save over £500,000 in energy costs
        • Delivered Carbon Trust support and advice
        • Reduced Carbon Footprints
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  • Money Savings
    • “ Bradford Chamber has helped us reduce our carbon emissions by 589 tonnes per year, equating to the environmental benefit of planting 90,615 mature trees. In turn this will save us over £80,000 per year.”
    • Parkinson Spencer Refractories
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  • www.bizalerts.co.uk
    • A business to business matchmaking service:
    • Connecting buyers and sellers
    • Helping businesses reduce their costs by inter-trading with other Bradford Businesses
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  • www.bizalerts.co.uk
    • Are you registered yet?
    • Ask today to find out how.
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  • www.bizalerts.co.uk
    • What can businesses post?
      • Anything
      • Stationery, print, letterheads, business cards, training, Computers, consultancy, design, components, widgets, building material, furniture, consumables, telecoms, merchant services, telemarketing, recruitment, printing, catering, accountancy, car hire, couriers and much, much more
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  • Staff Benefits
    • AXA Private Medical Insurance
      • 12 months for price of 10 or 10% discount
      • 20% cashback or half price membership fees
      • Medical insurance at affordable prices
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  • Staff Benefits
    • Have you registered for your FREE employee medical advice line?
    • What about your FREE employee assistance programme?
    • Worth over £2,000
    • Ask today how to register your business.
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  • Staff Benefits
    • Have your staff got their FREE privilege card?
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  • Staff Benefits
    • Chamber Connect
    • Free LOCAL Privilege Card:
    • 5% off new cars
    • 10% off beauty treatments
    • 10% off home furnishings & curtains
    • Up to 20% off local bars & restaurants
    • Golf & Gym discounts
    • Up to 25% off airport parking & hotels
    • Money off days out and theme parks
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  • Staff Benefits
    • Childcare Vouchers
    • Tax Benefits
      • Staff save up to £1,000 each in tax and National Insurance
    • Employer Savings
      • Save up to £373 per year in National Insurance Contributions
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  • Staff Benefits
    • “ We already offered our staff Childcare Vouchers, but found the savings we made through the Chamber’s scheme more than covered the cost of our annual membership. What’s more switching couldn’t have been easier.”
    • Teresa Davy – Head of HR,
    • EchoStar Europe
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