About the Chamber
Today's Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce is the result of a series of amalgamations of smaller, more localised Chambers of Commerce over the last 175 years. The Hull Chamber was formed in 1837 is the UK's oldest Chamber of Commerce, but its core objectives remain the same - to help strengthen the local economy by supporting our members in their business endeavours.
Our Mission Statement reads:
"Growing your business, building our economy."
The Chamber has 1400 members and affiliates, representing all types of businesses in the Humber region, which includes North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. We represent a more diverse cross-section of companies than any other business organisation, including a high proportion of the region’s largest companies. We also have a number of members based further afield, who take advantage of the benefits the Chamber offers. The Chamber has offices in Grimsby and Hull.
We are part of a national network of Chambers – the British Chambers of Commerce – which represents 135,000 businesses. Every square inch of the United Kingdom is covered by a Chamber, making 53 in all.
There are five main areas in which we provide support for our members. These are aimed at helping companies prosper, thereby creating jobs and helping to sustain the region’s economy.
We organise networking events and produce publications which are designed to raise the profile of our members’ companies together with their products and services. We provide training services through the Chamber’s own training company - Chamber Training (Humber) Limited.
Our International Trade Centre assists companies with their exporting projects and organises Trade Missions abroad. The Chamber also represents our members by lobbying on their behalf to regional and national policy makers. Our experienced staff are well placed to provide all kinds of business advice and information to Chamber members.
The Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce is there to help you make your business successful. In today’s highly-competitive business environment, companies need to take advantage of every form of assistance available. We encourage Chamber members to fully utilise their membership by using the services we provide.
With our very reasonable membership fees, the Chamber represents an excellent value-for-money route to gaining that competitive edge in your market.
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