About the Chamber
Today's Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce is the result of a series of amalgamations of smaller, more localised Chambers of Commerce across the Northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire areas in 1999.
Hull, the oldest of the Chambers, can trace its roots back to 1837 and is one of the UK's oldest Chambers of Commerce. However, 180 years later, its core objectives remain the same – to help strengthen the local economy by supporting our members in their business endeavours.
Our Mission Statement is:
"Growing your business, building our economy"
The Chamber now has 2,000 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 that our highly rated Chamber offers. We operate locally from 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 52 in all.
There are several areas, as well as lobbying, in which we provide support for our members. These are all aimed at helping companies prosper, thereby creating jobs and helping to sustain the area’s economy.
We organise business networking events, exhibitions and business awards as well as produce publications which are designed to raise the profile of our members’ companies together with their products and services.
We train over 300 apprentices every year through the Chamber’s own training company – Chamber Training (Humber) Limited. We also provide business start-up advice and risk finance when the Banks won’t lend without more security.
Our International Trade Centre assists more than 10,000 companies every year with both their exporting documentation and their Trade Missions abroad. Our 50 experienced staff are well placed to provide all kinds of expert business advice for member companies – so call us if you want to “grow your business and build our economy”.
Our membership fees start from just £99.